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Acer Iconia A1-830 Android Tablet to be Released February

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Acer is launching a new Android tablet next month.

Acer revealed a huge number of devices on Friday, one of which is the new Iconia A1-830 Android tablet. This device sports a "stylish and stunning" silver aluminum design, featuring a smooth finish, rounded edges, and a thin bezel surrounding the 7.9-inch screen. The tablet is only 8.15 mm thin and weighs roughly 0.84 pounds.

According to the specs, this tablet features an IPS LED-lit panel with 10-point touch input, 178 degree viewing angles, and a 1024 x 768 resolution. Backing this screen is an Intel Atom Z2560 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, 1 GB of LPDDR2 SDRAM, and a battery promising up to 7.5 hours.

"Its rear-facing camera captures 1080p Full HD audio/video recording with a 2560 x 1920 resolution, while the front facing camera is great for video chats and capturing images comprising a 1600 x 1200 resolution for 720p audio/video recording," reads the press release.

Additional features include 16 GB of storage, a microSD card slot for up to 32 GB of extra storage, Wireless N and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, and dual speakers. The microUSB port supports USB On-The-Go (OTG), allowing consumers to attach a peripheral or storage device.

In addition to the tablet, the company also plans to release the Acer Crunch Keyboard and the Acer Crunch Cover, the latter of which is made with durable microfibers and will fold out into a tablet stand. The keyboard measures just 5.3 mm thin and offers Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity.

The Iconia A1-830 will be available from the end of February at a starting price of €169 ($230 USD).

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    elemein , January 3, 2014 11:45 PM
    So any word on getting Windows onto this device? Seems like tabs equipped with x86_64 CPUs are starting to get to "throw away" prices like Droid tabs.
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    ralanahm , January 4, 2014 1:21 AM
    I was hoping for the same thing
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    bigpinkdragon286 , January 4, 2014 3:39 AM
    At a $230 price point, only 16 GB of built-in storage, and the need for an additional Windows license, I think it would be more cost effective to pick up something like a Dell Venue 8 for $300.
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    digiex , January 4, 2014 5:16 AM
    ^new Iconia A1-830 Android tablet.

    It's Android... don't associate too much Intel with M$, they divorced long time ago.
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , January 4, 2014 8:19 AM
    I'd love to be able to buy something like this and put Ubuntu on it and have everything working (wireless and Bluetooth) and have the battery life still be decent...
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    elemein , January 4, 2014 9:13 AM
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    At a $230 price point, only 16 GB of built-in storage, and the need for an additional Windows license, I think it would be more cost effective to pick up something like a Dell Venue 8 for $300.


    It'd be more cost-effective, but the lower a pricepoint is, the more attractive it looks; exponentially.
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    vmem , January 4, 2014 11:51 AM
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    At a $230 price point, only 16 GB of built-in storage, and the need for an additional Windows license, I think it would be more cost effective to pick up something like a Dell Venue 8 for $300.


    leave microsoft out of it for now... right now, the only thing a mid-range (7-8 inch) tablet maker should think about is: how does my device beat the nexus 7 2013? and in this case, it doesn't...

    It's the same thing with Google's Nexus 5 that utterly destroyed the sales of many other android phones... google can sell stuff at base cost and make profit from the play store... the only companies who have escaped for now is apple and samsung (that microSD and removable battery is a huge win for them).
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    anonymous_user , January 4, 2014 2:36 PM
    I know some people may not like widescreen ratios but 1024 x 768? Really?
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    bigpinkdragon286 , January 4, 2014 5:28 PM
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    leave microsoft out of it for now... right now, the only thing a mid-range (7-8 inch) tablet maker should think about is: how does my device beat the nexus 7 2013? and in this case, it doesn't...

    It's the same thing with Google's Nexus 5 that utterly destroyed the sales of many other android phones... google can sell stuff at base cost and make profit from the play store... the only companies who have escaped for now is apple and samsung (that microSD and removable battery is a huge win for them).

    My comment was for those wanting to throw Windows onto this particular device, so leave the Nexus 7 out of this. It's not even an x86 device. Furthermore, while the Nexus 7 may be some sort of archetypal tablet for you, it is not for others.
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    mrussell , January 4, 2014 11:32 PM
    To do it,we need a bootloader. Heres my thought,coreboot essentially is a low level hardware initialization,that then loads a modified linux kernel,that completes hardware initialization,then loads a payload,such as a OpenBIOS or UEFI. So,the bootloader on a android tablet is in fact setup to load a linux kernel. I wonder if Coreboot could be loaded by the tablet boot loader,then your off and running.
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    Charles in Paradise , January 18, 2014 11:37 PM
    They lost me at 1024 x 768 resolution, even the iPad Mini has moved up from that. I have an Asus Fonepad with an Intel Atom Z2460 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz that also has Phone functions that cost me the same price and it has a 1280 x 780 screen resolution. Oh, it is also the 32Gb version with a microSD slot.