Acer will be presenting two new low-end Android tablets at even lower prices at CES 2014 next week: Iconia A1-830 and B1-720. The duo are specifically the updates of existing products with better hardware components and a more refined design.
The flagship device, Iconia A1-830, has a 7.9-inch HD IPS LCD screen, an Intel Atom Z2560 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory — expandable via microSD cards up to 32GB — and the autonomy about 7.5 hours of battery life.
On the camera front, it has a 5-megapixel sensor on the back. The tablet jacked with an aluminum shell, is only 8.5 mm thick and weighs about 380 grams.
“Our fundamental goal when creating the Acer Iconia A1-830 was to provide our customers with an optimized Android tablet that stands out from other devices,” Paul Tayar, director of product marketing for Acer America’s connected devices division, said in a statement.
“Consumers expect more than ever from value-oriented products, and the Acer Iconia A1-830 tablet delivers outstanding performance and battery life, a bright IPS display and a more premium aluminum metal finish than is typically offered in tablets in this class.”
The Acer Iconia A1-830 will be available in stores in the coming weeks, and it looks promising for those looking for a budget Android tablet, but with a decent level of performance. In addition, Acer also brings a Smart Cover, a Bluetooth keyboard and other utilities specifically designed for 7.9-inch tablet.
The Iconia B1-720 is yet another cheap Android tablet by Acer. On the hardware front, the 7-inch tablet will be powered a dual-core processor which operates at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage capacity and a battery that would serve a life of about five hours of use, according to the manufacturer.
As of now, the remaining details of this device are unknown, but indeed Acer is ready to shed some light at the podium of the CES 2014, which will commence on January 7 in Las Vegas.
Both tablets will run Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean out-of-the box. The Iconia A1-830 will be available for $150 in North America sometime in the first quarter of 2014 while the Iconia B1-720 is set to hit retail shelves in mid-January with a retail tag of $130.