Acer's $169 Android Tablet Takes on iPad mini, Nexus 7

Acer is joining the low-cost tablet wars with the $169 Iconia A1. The device packs a 7.9-inch IPS display, more than 8 hours of battery life, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and the latest version of Android operating system. The A1 is cheaper than the $199 7-inch Nexus 7 and boasts of the same 7.9-inch 102x x 768 IPS screen of the $329 iPad mini. Acer also introduced Windows 8-running Aspire R7 slider and the Aspire P3 notebook/tablet convertible.

What Else You Need To Know

  • Set to be available as a Best Buy exclusive in the U.S. May 14, Acer's R7 is touted to offer "unmatched audiovisual power" and features a neck hinge that lets the user bring the 15.6-inch display closer for touch.
  • Acer also revealed the Aspire P3, an Intel Core i3/i5-powered Ultrabook that can be flipped into a slate with an 11.6-inch HD IPS LCD display.

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It may be a direct competitor to the Nexus 7, but the A1 feels for all the world like the iPad mini. - David Pierce, The Verge  
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