Acer was one of the first companies out of the gate to announce a new device during CES. The Iconia B1-A71 is a new 7″ tablet that ships with Jelly Bean that isn’t meant to take a huge chunk out of your wallet. Packing a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB, WSVGA screen and 8 GB of memory are aimed at keeping the price low.
The device is only $150, but for that price you won’t be blowing away anyone with your specs. The only real downside to the B1-A71 is that there isn’t a firm date for when we can get our hands on it. We will be sure to keep an ear out however and let you know when it’s coming so you can plan for this impulse buy.
It’s Day 4! This week, we have teamed up with NVIDIA to bring our readers the “Week of Holiday Tegra” event. They have been extremely generous with the holiday gifts, so make sure to check out the Tegra Zone, where you can find the best mobile games available for Android.
Yesterday, we gave away a Transformer Pad Infinity tablet, matching lapdock, and a Logitech controller for an ultimate mobile gaming experience. We even decided to announce our winner on The Droid Life Show, which was a nice change of pace. Today, we have two Acer A110 tablets, coupled with two $25 AMEX gift cards. Ready to get your Tegra on? (more…)
Moments ago, Google unveiled their newest partnership with Acer to introduce the all new Acer C7 Chromebook. Having a new Chromebook is awesome, but what’s even more insane is the price tag. Priced at just $199, the device sports a 11.6″ display, capable of up to 3.5 hours of battery life. Sure, you’ll need to bring your charger with you everywhere you go, but that is still pretty great for those who are in the market for an ultra-portable computing device.
The C7 goes on sale starting tomorrow directly on Google Play and at Best Buy.
So, $199 for a Chromebook that stays alive for 3.5 hours. Picking one up?
Acer C7 Landing Page
This morning, Acer is looking to dive head first into the 7″ tablet game with their new Iconia A110 tablet. Fans of low-priced, but hot spec-packing slates should definitely feel something for this device once it hits U.S. shores on the eve of Halloween. Powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor and a 1GB of RAM, this tiny powerhouse will look to fit in right alongside a Nexus 7, yet the only difference so far is that the only available size is 8GB. Although keep in mind, it does come with MicroSD support. (more…)
According to an Acer spokesperson, the company has official made plans to roll out Jelly Bean to the Iconia Tab A110, A210 and the A510 before the end of this year. On a less happy note, they also confirmed that the A100, A200, and A500 would not receive the update most likely due to limitations in the hardware.
By the end of the year may seem like a long wait, but it’s most definitely better than never. Keep your head up, Iconia owners.
Acer is quietly making some very nice Android tablets at some good prices, but if you didn’t know it, you would never give them a second look. Acer has just announced their newest tablet, the A700 as a newer version to their ICONIA line and has packed a full 1080p HD screen into their already very solid tablet.
The resolution has been bumped up to 1920 x 1200 and fits very nicely with the Tegra 3 processor underneath. And maybe the best part of the tablet, other than the fact that it already runs an almost stock version of Ice Cream Sandwich, is that the tablet still packs an insane amount of battery, one that has been said to last 10 hours under heavy use. We reviewed the A510 (read the review here) and loved our time with it. The A700 seems to be a decent upgrade to the line while still keeping a low price. Pre-orders for this tablet are live today for $449.99. What do you think? Enough specs for you at that price point?
It seems like every few months there is a new Android tablet coming out with a little bit better specs than the tablet before it. It may seem like that because it’s true, which makes it very difficult for people to decide when to jump into the Android tablet game and at what price. While they may not be one of the big names in Android like Samsung or ASUS, Acer’s Iconia Tab A510 is looking to be your high-end Android tablet at the low-end price. The question is, does it deliver? (more…)
The Acer A500 Ice Cream Sandwich update is supposed to be available today for all owners. On Wednesday, a lucky few received the update early, but the rest should have it today. In order to make sure the process goes off without a hitch, Acer has an app in the Play Store for you to download that should help. We aren’t exactly sure what the app does other than check to see that the update is available, but you might as well grab it so that you don’t run into any problems.