Acer’s new 7 inch tablet with a 1.2 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software is now available for purchase. You can pick up and 8GB model from Amazon for $229.99.
Earlier this year that would have been a great price for this tablet. Today it’s a tougher sell.
This week Google eliminated its 8GB Nexus 7 tablet. Now the company charges $199 for a model with 16GB.
In other words, for less money, you get more storage than the Acer Iconia Tab A110. Google’s tablet also the same processor and a higher resolution display than Acer’s tablet (which has a 1024 x 600 pixel screen).
So why would anyone buy the Iconia Tab A110? Well, there are two good reasons:
- It has a microSD card slot.
- There’s a microHDMI port.
The Google Nexus 7 has neither of those things. For $199 you could pick up a B&N NOOK HD or Amazon Kindle Fire HD, but those tablets run highly customized versions of Android, while Acer’s new tablet runs the stock Android 4.1 operating system and includes the Google Play Store for apps, music, movies, and books.
Other specs include 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11n WiFi, and a 2MP front-facing camera.