Acer Iconia A1 Android tablet coming to America for $169

Acer recently started selling a 7.9 inch Android tablet called the Iconia A1 in Europe. Now it’s coming to America, where it will sell for just $169 and up. That makes it one of the most affordable tablets available from a major brand.

Acer Iconia A1

The Acer Iconia A1 features an iPad mini-like 1024 x 768 pixel IPS display, but this tablet runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean instead of iOS.

It has 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. The tablet has a 5MP rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera, a micro HDMI port, and a 3250mAh battery which is said to offer up to 7 hours of run time.

The tablet sports a 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT8125 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor.

Acer Iconia A1-810

The tablet measures about 0.44 inches thick and weighs 0.9 pounds.

At the US launch event, Acer said the tablet would be available soon for $169. But in the official press release, Acer says the tablet has a suggested retail price of $199.99, which means that $169 may be a sale price. Or maybe MSRP  just isn’t a useful number anymore.

  • jb82

    These manufacturers really feed into the apple craze! Come on acer get some real ideas flowing.

    • Say Simon

      The Brand new Novo 8 Discovery 16GB $155 tablet is also worth checking out at a site called TabletSprint and offers many better features than the new Acer — definitely worth reviewing

  • sola

    Looks like a deal, although the $199 would be a bit expensive for an 8-incher.

    • ChadLowe

      The Discovery tablet matches most other features of the Acer, including an 7.85″ mini-iPad size screen, 16GB Memory, a Quad Core processor (Actions ATM7029/1.5 GHz), Android 4.2 O/S, Bluetooth, MicroSD, Front and Rear Cameras, and HDMI 1080p – however, the Novo 8 Discovery also has one the latest technology innovations which launched in 2013… Miracast HD Wireless technology, that with an Adapter ($25) provides wireless connection to any HDTV – ideal for streaming movies (Netflix) and for video games as well as any other web content… essentially turning any HDTV into a computer device. The site TabletSprint also offers a promotion with $25 in Bonus Apps that includes several popular 3D games and an Office Suite with Word, Excel & PowerPoint —

  • ChadLowe

    Another Android tablet to launch this week is the Novo 8 Discovery – which compares closely to the Acer Iconia A1, but with a few key advantages, a more powerful battery (5000 mAh) compared to the 3250 mAh on the Acer; and twice the DRAM (2GB DDR3) and an 8 Core GPU (Power VR SGX544MP2). The Discovery is made by Ainol Electronics which won runner-up for Best Tablet of the Year at CES 2012, for the first Novo series tablet – – one of the first sites this new tablet is available through is called TabletSprint and is priced at $155.

  • asd

    you are wrong, acer has a 4960mAh