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CES: Acer Iconia A1-830 tablet video demo

We check out Acer's latest affordable Android tablet
Mon Jan 06 2014, 13:15

LAS VEGAS: TAIWANESE COMPUTER MAKER Acer unveiled the Iconia A1-830 just before the 2014 CES conference. The tablet is designed to target the same affordable market as Google's Nexus 7 tablet, costing a mere €169. Despite its modest price Acer has managed to load the Iconia A1-830 with some impressive technology, arming it with an in-plane switching (IPS) screen and a dual-core Intel Atom processor.

However, even with these plus points the tablet does have a few key shortcomings, chief of which is its use of the now out of date Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. The Android version puts the A1-830 two generations behind Google's latest Android 4.4 Kitkat release. With no word about when the A1-830 will be upgraded, the out of date software could prove to be a key sticking point for some technology savvy buyers.

Acer will release the Iconia A1-830 tablet in the next few months. Check back with The INQUIRER later for a full review. µ

 

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