Acer Iconia A1: iPad Mini 7.9 inch Quad Core Competitor in the Making?

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If you think that the 8 inch global tablet war is just confined to iPad mini and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 aka Note 510, then you might not be completely correct. There is one more tech consumer goods manufacturer who is all set to take up the challenge in the category.

Yes! Acer is prepping up to launch it's new affordable compact tablet, Iconia A1. The 7.9-inch device rumored to cost around $149 to $199. Phonearena reports that the device has already shown up for pre-order on a couple of European retailers. Then, again there has been no official confirmation form the company.

Acer Iconia A1: iPad Mini 7.9 inch Quad Core Competitor in the Making?

Acer Iconia A1 - What Specs to Expect?

The tablet is said to run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean packs a 7.9-inch IPS 1024 x 768 pixel display, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT8125 based on a Cortex A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 5 megapixel camera and front 0.3 megapixel camera and HDMI output. For now only these specification are known. Also, the exact price or availability also remains a mystery.

Is Aser looking to compete with Apple's iPad Mini? Quite possible, lets have a quick look at the iPad Mini' specifications to get a better understanding.

iPad Mini Rivalry

When equating the specs, Apple iPad Mini packs a 7.9 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, which is not a Retina Display, 1GHz dual core Apple A5 processor, PowerVR GPU, 5MP iSight rear camera, 1.2MP front camera for video calling, iOS 6, 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, Lightning port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 16.3 Whr Li-Po battery delivering up to 10 hours backup.

So all it can be said is, going by the rumored specification list, Acer Iconia A1 looks to be a killer tab which has all the mighty to stand against the iPad mini. What do you think on the same? Share you opinion in the comments section below.

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