Acer Refreshes Entry-Level Iconia Tablets In Time for CES

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Acer Iconia A1Acer has announced two new entries in its Iconia line of Android tablets ahead of CES next week.

The Iconia A1-830 is the headliner of the two, as it comes with a 7.9-inch, 1024×768 IPS display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 chip (as Intel has suggested), 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of upgradeable storage. It runs on Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean), weighs 0.84 pounds, and its white aluminum body measures 0.32 inches thin.

Acer is touting its rear-facing camera’s ability to shoot 2560 x 1920 video too, and says it’ll get seven hours of battery life. The whole package will cost $150 when it hits stores sometime this quarter.

The A1-830 has all the makings of a low-powered budget slate, but it’s not the cheapest refresh Acer is introducing today. That honor goes to the Iconia B1-720, a 7-incher that comes with a 1.3GHz dual-core chip, 1GB of RAM, and five hours of battery life. It’ll cost an appropriate $130 when it launches sometime this month.

We’ll get our hands on both tablets at CES in just a few days, and we’ll let you know if they look to be solid bangs for your buck.

Iconia A1-830

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