Acer unveils Iconia A1-830 tablet

Acer has unveiled the new Acer Iconia A1-830, a 7,9-inch Android tablet with a premium and stylish design, vibrant IPS display, responsive performance and rich sound. The Acer Iconia A1-830 is ideal for consumers who want a superior tablet for Web browsing, casual gaming, sharing and staying connected.

It was shown for the first time at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! media event on Monday, 6 January, at CES 2014.

“Our fundamental goal when creating the Acer Iconia A1-830 was to provide our customers with an optimised Android tablet that stands out from other devices,” says Jerry Kao, associate VP of Acer Mobile Consumer Business Unit.

“Consumers expect more than ever from value-oriented products, and the Acer Iconia A1-830 tablet delivers much more than tablets in this class with its vibrant IPS display, premium aluminium metal finish and great performance and sound.”

The tablet features a premium design with an aluminium rear cover and a metal mid-frame to add strength and rigidity to the device.

This durable design provides additional protection for the 7,9-inch display (1 024 x 768 resolution) with IPS technology. The IPS display offers crisp and accurate colours from viewing angles up to 178 degrees for an enhanced visual experience. The 4:3 aspect ratio provides a large viewing area for browsing Web sites and reading.

The premium chassis features an elegant silver design that is comfortable to hold thanks to its smooth finish and rounded edges. The tablet is stylish and portable at only 380 grams. Also, the 7.9-inch display is surrounded by a sleek bezel and measures only 8.15mm thin, so it’s easy to hold in just one hand for convenient multi-touch.

The Acer Iconia A1-830 is powered by an Intel Atom (Clover Trail+) Z2560 1.6GHz processor and 1Gb of onboard LPDDR2 SDRAM, so it delivers fluid and fast navigation through apps and websites, smooth video playback and better mobile gaming. The processor also contributes to the long 7,5-hour battery life.

“People continue to demand more from their tablets, and we must stay ahead of what they need and want to do,” says Hermann Eul, Corporate VP and GM for Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group.

“Acer has designed a tablet that does just that using our multi-core multi-threaded Intel Atom processor for Android. The new Acer Iconia A1-830 provides a smooth, seamless and responsive Android-based mobile experience for multitasking, web browsing and gaming. We’re excited to see another Intel-based Android tablet available for consumers.”

Designed for a great portable media experience, the Iconia A1-830 plays vibrant video and movies. Customers will enjoy their media even more with dual speakers for rich stereo sound. There is plenty of room to store media and apps with the tablet’s 16Gb of storage, as well as via the microSD slot that supports cards up to 32Gb. The Iconia A1-830 also features the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

The Acer Iconia A1-830 keeps consumers connected to WiFi networks with 802.11b/g/n wireless. Its rear-facing camera captures 1080p Full HD audio/video recording with a 2 560 x 1 920 resolution. The front facing camera is great for video chats and capturing images with a 1 600 x 1 200 resolution for 720p audio/video recording.

Plus, the tablet’s integrated microUSB and Bluetooth 3.0 lets consumers quickly connect the tablet to a variety of other devices, such as headsets and speakers.

Acer PCs can be seamlessly integrated for accessing data anytime, anywhere – through Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC).

It enables users to build their own cloud on their devices, such as music, photos and other types of clouds. These self-built clouds, based on an Acer Open Platform, are reliable, more secure, easy to use and provide users convenient access to their information and content anytime, anywhere.

A variety of optional accessories make the tablet experience more enjoyable and productive:
* Acer Crunch Keyboard – for users who need a keyboard, Acer offers a state-of-the-art, ultra-slim Crunch Keyboard that is built into a soft synthetic leather case. The keyboard easily folds outs while the case serves as a tablet stand. The keyboard is only 5,3mm thin, offers Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity and is rechargeable via microUSB.

* Acer Crunch Cover – made with durable microfibre, the Crunch Cover folds out into a tablet stand with multiple angle settings to suit a range of user preferences. The slim-fit cover provides access to all ports and is available in several colours.

Other options include a protective case, protection film and adaptor kit with bag.

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