Acer Iconia A1 now in SA

Acer unveiled its latest tablet, the Iconia A1, at a media event in Sandton, South Africa, this week.

The Iconia A1 is a full-featured 20.1 cm (7.9”) tablet, targeted at “modern day explorers, adventurers, digital freaks and busy mobile executives requiring an all-day mobile companion”, said Celeste Gibbens, Country Sales Manager at Acer SA.

The sleek, white device weighs only 410 grams and is 11.1 mm thick, aiming to make one-handed computing possible for people on the go.

It features reliable 802.11b/g/n wireless technology, 3G connectivity and integrated Bluetooth 4.0, and is powered by a fast quad-core processor.

 “Tablets are becoming cherished companions to many people as they stay connected and entertained throughout their day,” Oliver Ahrens, president, Acer Europe. “We want everyone to experience that. Everything that makes tablets so enjoyable is even better on the perfectly-sized Acer Iconia A1. The design is comfortable to hold, while sleek build make it a natural extension for anyone who wants to keep their digital life right in one hand.”

Gestures, zooming, scrolling and navigation are all intuitive and games responsive, realistic and even more fun with the integrated gyroscope for movement and vibration responses.

The LED backlit display with IPS technology and a 170-degree viewing angle delivers crisp, clear multimedia, while the 1024x768 resolution makes text and graphics crisp and clear, while the 4:3 aspect ratio is great for web browsing and e-reading as well as gaming.

Acer’s new Touch WakeApp gesture gives users one-touch express access to their favorite apps directly upon waking from sleep. The Iconia A1 delivers the Google experience with services like Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, and great content such as magazines, movies, games, books and more than 700,000 apps from the Google Play Store.

It includes a 5MP rear-facing camera that captures 1080p video at 30fps that can easily be edited for quick sharing on-the-go. The front-facing camera pairs with the enhanced microphone to capture video and audio clearly for video chats and recording. There are also a micro USB 2.0 and microHDMI port.

The Iconia A1 will be available as 8GB or 16GB version to add 32GB via microSD.

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