Taiwan's Acer has officially taken wraps of its new Android-powered tablet, called the Iconia A1-713, on Saturday at an event in Bangalore. Although the Iconia line of tablets has been a critical success, Acer's tablet devices have never really caught on in the big way.
That might be changing, as Acer officially launched the new Iconia A1-713 at a price of Rs. 12,999. The 3G voice calling tablet will go on sale starting today. The new slate is meant to compete directly with the Flipkart Digiflip Pro XT712 and the new Asus FonePad 7 in respect of pricing and features.
Specs-wise, the Acer Iconia A1-713 sports a 7-inch display having a resolution of 1,024 x 600-pixels. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor (MediaTek chipset), paired with 1GB of RAM , 16GB of on-board storage and a microSD card slot for memory expansion. The slate is running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android 4.4 Kitkat).
Aside from its hardware features, the tablet also features a 2-megapixel rear-camera and a VGA quality front-facing shooter. There's also a included 3,400mAh battery fitted inside, that promises to run at least 6 hours on a single charge.
The tablet, which has a metallic finish, weighs-in at 298g and measures 8.9mm in terms of thickness. The connectivity options available are as follows: 3G with voice calling, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v 4.0.
Interestingly, the Acer Iconia A1-713 is already available on Ebay India at Rs. 12,180. Even though Acer is going to push this tablet to reckon with, there still be better offerings (for instance, Google Nexus 7 (2013) available in the market. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!