The new Acer Iconia A1-830 is likely to grab attention of customers by offering them the best of both the worlds ‘“ the style of iPad Mini and the comfort & flexibility of Android.
Are you one of those tablet lovers who swear by the chic and suave design of iPad Mini but don’t wish to sacrifice on the versatility offered by Android?
Well, here’s some good news! Acer has recently launched its new offering, the Acer Iconia A1-830 Wi-Fi tablet, which appears similar in design with the iPad Mini, and yet provides the delight & magnificence of Android.
Further, this iPad Mini clone comes with an array of launch goodies such as free Sennheiser HD 180 headphones, lucky draw contest, special discounts on digital magazines, and free pre-selected ebooks worth INR 1,500.
Listed below are 8 features of Acer Iconia A1-830 which highlight the similarities and dissimilarities it bears with the top-tier tablet, the iPad Mini Wi-Fi:
1). Dressed in aluminium, the Acer Iconia A1-830 emanates the same premium feel of its competitor. In fact, one cannot miss to notice the faithful resemblance of the design of Acer Iconia with the stylish iPad mini.
2). Similar to its rival, the Acer Iconia also sports a 7.9-inch LCD IPS display with 768×1024 pixels resolution. The ppi offered by the slate is 162 and the images produced are crisp and vibrant.
3). The two main aspects where the Acer Iconia A1-830 totally differs from the popular iPad Mini are its OS and processor unit. While the iPad Mini tablet gains steam from an Apple A5 chipset with dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 processor and runs iOS 6.0, the newbie from the house of Acer derives power from a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor with Hyper-Threading technology, and runs on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean OS. The tech firm has also promised an update to the latest Android 4.4.2 Kitkat OS.
4). On the memory front, the iPad Mini ships with a 512 MB of RAM and the Acer Iconia comes loaded with a healthy 1 GB of RAM.
5). While both the slates offer an in-built storage of 16 GB, the iPad comes in 32 GB and 64 GB variants as well. On the other hand, Acer Iconia also offers storage expansion up to 32 GB via a Micro SD card.
6). In the imaging department, both the devices flaunt a 5 MP rear camera with HD video recording. While the Iconia has a 2 MP snapper embedded at the front, the iPad houses a 1.2 MP front-facing shooter.
7). Backed by a 4000 mAh of battery, the Iconia delivers 7.5 hours of usage time, whereas, the iPad offers a better battery life of 10.5 hours. Connectivity options of both the devices include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB.
8). The price of iPad Mini 16 GB variant in India is around INR 18000 and the price of Acer Iconia A1-830 is INR 11,299.
One important thing to note over here is that although the slate dons a classy look, and the specs of Acer Iconia A1-830 are decent enough to provide great entertainment, this device does not support 3G and voice-calling functionalities. Nevertheless, this slate is undoubtedly a great option for those who wish to catch up some exciting Android action on an elegant iPad Mini duplicate!