Acer unveils the Iconia A1

Acer unveils the Iconia A1

Oct 1, 2013

Acer has unveiled the Acer Iconia A1, the company’s first full-featured 7,9-inch tablet targeted at modern day explorers, adventurers, digital freaks and busy mobile executives requiring an all-day mobile companion. Thanks to a sleek and light-weight design that is comfortable to hold in one hand, it also easily fits into a purse.

The new Acer Iconia A1 keeps people entertained and connected with smooth and speedy navigation, browsing and media playback powered by a fast quad-core processor.

The Acer Iconia A1 was introduced with other new products, including the Acer Aspire R7, Aspire P3 Ultrabook, Aspire V Series touch notebooks and Iconia B1. The new line of Acer mobile products highlights the company’s focus on redefining the computing experience through progressive design.

“Tablets are becoming cherished companions to many people as they stay connected and entertained throughout their day,” says Oliver Ahrens, president, Acer Europe.

“We want everyone to experience that. Everything that makes tablets so enjoyable is even better on the perfectly-sized Acer Iconia A1. The design is comfortable to hold, while sleek build make it a natural extension for anyone who wants to keep their digital life right in one hand.”

Busy mobile users get the prompt performance they want with smooth video playback, and fluid and fast navigation through apps and websites powered by a fast Quad Core 1,2GHz processor. Gestures, zooming, scrolling and navigation are all intuitive and games are responsive and realistic with the integrated gyroscope for movement and vibration responses.

The LED backlit display with IPS technology and a 170-degree viewing angle highlights videos, photos and multimedia content in accurate colour and brightness. The 1 024 x 768 resolution makes text and graphics crisp and clear, while the 4:3 aspect ratio is great for Web browsing, e-reading and gaming.

Acer’s new Touch WakeApp gesture gives customers one-touch express access to their favourite apps directly upon waking from sleep. The Icona A1 delivers the Google experience with services like Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube and great content such as magazines, movies, games, books and more than 700 000 apps from the Google Play Store.

Starting at only 410 grams and measuring only 11.1 mm, customers will also enjoy taking it with them for navigation and location-based apps via the built-in GPS.

The Acer Iconia A1 keeps consumers connected to WiFi networks and hotspots with reliable 802.11b/g/n wireless technology or built-in 3G mobile data connection. Plus, the integrated Bluetooth 4.0 lets consumers quickly connect the tablet to a variety of other devices, such as headsets and printers.

The 5MP rear-facing camera captures 1080p video at 30fps that can easily be edited for quick sharing on-the-go. The front-facing camera pairs with the enhanced microphone to capture video and audio clearly for video chats and recording. The micro USB 2.0 and microHDMI port enable quick transfer or sharing of customer’s photos, music, videos and other digital content.

The Acer Iconia A1 is available with either 8Gb or 16Gb onboard memory. Users can increase this by adding a 32Gb microSD card.