Acer as an OEM has gained a lot of traction in the past few months. After the run away success of the Nexus 7, a tablet that pretty much became the favorite choice of people in the mid range tablet section, apart from the iPad Mini no other device has provided any sort of competition. However, in the past few days there have been rumors that Asus could well be planning to refresh the Nexus 7 line up of devices at the coming Google I/O on May 22nd. But before that, Acer have announced the Iconia A1 tablet, a close competitor to the Google branded Nexus 7.
The Acer Iconia A1 tablet features the same 7.9 inch screen as the Nexus 7 with a resolution of 1024×768. The process powering the device is clocked at 1.2 Ghz with four cores on board. The feel of the Iconia A1 tablet is very much like the Nexus 7 and the device will set you back by about $169 which is exactly the segment the Nexus 7 is dominating. Apart from a few cool gestures like five finger wake up, we find it hard to find the entire point of the A1 especially given the fact that Nexus 7 is all set to be refreshed.
It would be impossible to find someone who will ditch the Nexus 7 for the Iconia A1 given that the former runs stock Android and is one of the first device to get the latest OS update from Android. Do let us know if you like the look of the Acer Iconia A1 tablet.
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