The folks of were lucky enough to get the Acer Iconia A1-811 for testing purposes and they’re among the first in the world to do that. We’re dealing with a budget tablet that runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, has an IPS screen and a not so bad design.


The Acer Iconia B1 was more of a compromise when it came to design, but this mode goes all out, so it appears that Acer put more work into it. It has rounded edges, ergonomic design and it’s only slightly thicker compared to the predecessor, at 11.1 mm versus 9.78 mm. The Acer Iconia A1 packs a 7.9 inch display with a 4:3 aspect ratio and 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. The specs are pretty similar to the iPad Mini’s and we also get a 0.3 megapixel  VGA camera, a 5 megapixel shooter at the back and a microSD card slot.


The preview mentioned above tells us that the level of detail on the screen is identical to the iPad Mini. Quality is high thanks to the IPS panel, that generates impressive view angles of 170 degrees. The battery capacity is 3250 mAh and the device relies on a MediaTek MT8125 processor, a quad core 1.2 GHz one for its processing needs. There’s also 1 GB of RAM on board, 8 GB/16 GB of flash storage and a PowerVR SGX GPU to take care of the graphics.

The price tag is about 169 euros, which is not the cheapest in the world, but overall pretty decent.