Acer to take on iPad Mini with Iconia A1-810 tablet

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IconiaA1-810-Press-top.jpgAcer are looking to take a bite out of the iPad Mini and Google Nexus 7’s tablet market share with their new Acer Iconia A1-810 tablet, leaking today to French site Rue du Commerce.

A 7.9-inch slate, its suggested price tag of around €199 (£169) puts it in the same sort of price bracket as Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and 16GB Nexus 7.

Running at 1024 x 768 resolution, it’s looking particularly nifty thanks to the inclusion of a 1.2GHz quad-core processor – not often seen at that price. 1GB of RAM is also included, with 16GB of built-in storage. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is the operating system in use, with a 5MP camera on the rear and 0.3MP camera on the front.

If it loses out anywhere, its in its size; it’s significantly chunkier than the iPad Mini at 208.7 x 145.7 x 10.5 mm and 460g, compared to the Apple tablet’s 200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm and 308g measurements.

No official release date or pricing in yet, but we’re hearing whispers of a June launch.

Gerald Lynch

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