Acer reveals 3 new Iconia tablets
Acer has revealed three new Iconia tablets at IFA Berlin today, including the Iconia One 8, Iconia Tab 8 (Windows) and the Iconia Tab 10. IFA Berlin has just started and this is the first day of reports coming in, so we are expecting even more to come from Acer as well as others.
The Iconia One 8 runs Android 4.4 KitKat on a quad-core Intel Atom processor (Z3735G), sporting an 8-inch, 1,280 x 800 IPS display. It also features a microSD slot and HDMI port, alongside the two standard cameras. This tablet will be available in a variety of colors, catering to all types of consumers: Jade Green, Sunshine Yellow, Vivid Orange, Sky Blue, Essential White, Midnight Black, Fragrant Pink, Violet Purple, Mia Blue, and Garnet Red.
The device weighs 12 ounces and is about 0.3 inches thick. Its battery will supposedly last for up to 8 hours and will be available for $150 in the U.S. from November and €150 in Europe starting next month.
Take the specs of the Iconia One Tab 8 and change the OS to Windows 8.1 and you’ve got the Iconia Tab 8W, the successor of the Iconia Tab 4W. Besides the Windows 8.1 OS, the device offers a year long free Office 365 license and comes with Bing. The Iconia Tab 8W will go for the same price as the Android running edition, for $150 and €150 starting next month. The Windows edition of the Iconia 8 is a little heavier and thicker than the Android version, weighing 13 ounces with a 0.38 inch thickness.
For those of you who prefer bigger screens, Acer has brought the Iconia Tab 10 to IFA Berlin, with a 10.1 inch 1080p IPS display. The display utilizes Acer’s own Zero Gap technology for a cinematic experience. The tech basically cuts the distance between the LCD layers of the panel and the touchscreen, improving outdoor visibility and viewing angles, as well as minimizing reflections. The display can also boast its Corning Gorilla Glass layered with and anti-fingerprint coating.
The Iconia Tab 10 comes with a Micro HDMI port, 2 cameras and Intel’s Wireless Display technology, allowing you to stream photos and videos wirelessly to a PC or TV. The device can also boast two built-in stereo speakers backed by Dolby Digital Plus, promising high quality sound. As for other hardware, the tablet has a MediaTek quad-core CPU, but we don’t know how much RAM the tablet has to offer yet. This Acer tablet, available in white or black, will put you back about $200 and will be on sale starting the next few weeks.
That’s all we know about Acer’s new Iconia tablet line, but internal storage, RAM, MP count and battery type will surely surface soon enough.