Acer is surely working overtime to gain a strong hold of the budget tablet segment and it is doing a good job as well of the same. It has just launched two budget tablets, namely Iconica One 7 and Iconica Tab 7 and both give with a decent set of specifications given the fact that they are meant to cater to the masses. The tablets have been priced low and when they come to India, we can surely expect them to send the cash registers ringing for Acer.
Talking about the Acer Iconica One 7, it comes with a 7-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Under the hood is a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor coupled with PowerVR SGX544 GPU. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean but Acer says that it is upgradable to 4.4 KitKat so that’s a good news. There will two variants with 8GB and 16GB internal storage with an option to expand the same by 32GB via a microSD card. Both will get a 1GB RAM.
At the back is a 5MP camera coupled with VGA front snapper. For connectivity, there will be WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and micro USB. There will be a 3,700 mAh battery giving it the juice to run. It has been launched in Red, White, Black, Blue and Pink colors and is priced at $129.99 which translates into Rs 7,800 roughly.
The other tablet, the Acer Iconica Tab 7 has been launched in two variants with the differentiating factor being the screen resolution. The one with model number A1-713HD has a 7 inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and the A1-713 has the same screen but with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. Other specs are a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8382 processor coupled with a 1GB RAM.
Both of these run on Android 4.4 KitKat (the downgraded version will soon be updated to 4.4 KitKat from 4.2 Jelly Bean). At the rear is a 5MP snapper and there’s a VGA camera up front. They get a 3G SIM card slot alongside WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and micro USB for connectivity. The exact battery size hasn’t been revealed but a battery life up to has 6 hours been promised. Details about memory haven’t been released
|Model||Acer Iconica Tab 7||Acer Iconica One 7|
|Display||7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixels||7 inch, 1280 x 800|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core||1.6 GHz Dual Core|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB|
|Internal Storage||NA||8GB/16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, upgradable to 4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||5 MP/ VGA||5 MP/ VGA|
|Battery||Up to 6 hours||3,700 mAh|
|Price||Rs 12,400 (expected)||Rs 7,999 (expected)|