I have to admit I can’t even remember the last time I tested an Acer Iconia tablet, so it’s been a while. Luckily we’ve just scored an Acer Iconia One 10 model for testing, the B3 A30 model. This is an entry level machine with a 10 inch screen and a price of $120.
What’s clear is that this is a multimedia device, meant to consume video and enjoy acoustics via its dual front speakers. Inside the device’s box there’s an USB cable, charger and 3 adapters to plug it in, in various countries. There’s also a special stand in the box, to prop the device up for video watching. Available in white or black, this tablet is being handled by us in the WiFi version, but there’s also a 4G model out there.
The screen is a 10.1 incher, an IPS LCD with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and specs include a quad core MediaTek MT8163 processor, clocked at 1.3 GHz. There’s also 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and a microSD card slot. The latter, together with the microUSB port are hidden behind a lid discretely integrated with a silver cap in the camera portion.
There’s a 5 MP back camera here, a 2 MP front shooter and connectivity involves GPS, WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, plus microUSB 2.0. The battery is a 6100 mAh/22.5 Wh unit and this whole machine measures 9.2 mm in thickness and weighs 520 grams. The slate has a plastic case, with a special grippy texture. Acer included here DTS HD sound and a special Kids feature, as well as a homescreen for News and social networking area.
We’ll be back with a full review soon, to see if this is indeed a multimedia device to have or not. You can get the device here.