Acer launches new tablet at CES

Acer has unveiled the new Acer Iconia A1-830 tablet, a 7,9-inch Android tablet aimed at consumers who want a superior tablet to use for Web browsing, casual gaming, sharing and staying connected.

The new Acer Iconia A1-830 debuts at this year’s 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It will be shown for the first time at Pepcpom’s Digital Experience! media event, which highlights some of the hottest gadgets and technologies debuting this week.

“Our fundamental goal when creating the Acer Iconia A1-830 was to provide our customers with an optimied Android tablet that stands out from other devices,” says Jerry Kao, associate vice-president 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 websites 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 vice-president and GM of 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.

A variety of optional accessories make the tablet experience more enjoyable and productive.

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