Acer Iconia Tab 7

Acer today announced a new budget Android tablet: the Acer Iconia One 7. The tablet is expected in the United States and Canada this May for the low low price of $130. The Iconia One 7 isn't the only Android tablet that Acer's announced today — there's also an Iconia Tab 7 which brings a cellular radio and the ability to place calls to the tablet. Because if there's one thing we want from our 7-inch tablets, it's to hold them up to our faces.

At $129.99 you can't expect much from the Iconia One 7, and you won't get much either. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box with a promised upgrade eventually to Android 4.4 KitKat. That's displayed on a 7-inch 1280x800 IPS display, which is what you should expect at that price point. Acer promises up to 7 hours of battery life if you're watching video on the Iconia One 7 with its stereo speakers, though gives no indication of regular battery life usage. They do give an indication of the colors it will come in, however: red, white, black, blue, and pink. It will also measure in at 8.9mm thick.

The Acer Iconia Tab 7 is a fairly similar device, though in this case it can make calls as well. It is just as thick, has the same screen, and slightly shorter battery life. The addition comes in the form of a 3G radio — no LTE here, sorry. The Iconia Tab 7 is shooting for availability in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East at €149, and Latin America by the end of June for MX$1,990.

Acer Iconia One 7 Press release:

Acer Iconia One 7 Tablet Brings Lively Multimedia in a Variety of Color Options

NEW YORK (April 29, 2014) Acer today unveiled the Acer Iconia One 7 at its "A Touch More Connected" launch event in New York. The incredibly portable 7-inch tablet, with Intel® dual- core processor, is the ultimate device for anyone who wants to enjoy mobile entertainment in a stylish device with multiple color options. The affordable price makes it even more compelling for families and anyone on a budget.

"Since the beginning, Acer's mission has been to break down the barriers between people and technology and make the latest technologies accessible to all people," said Maverick Shih, president of Acer's BYOC and Tablet Business Group. "The new Iconia One 7 is a great example of how we continue this heritage by offering mobile devices with great functionality, unique designs and excellent value."

"Congratulations to Acer on delivering the Intel Atom-powered Acer Iconia One 7 to market. It offers superb gaming and entertainment performance, long battery life and a sleek form factor," said Hermann Eul, vice president and general manager of Intel's Mobile and Communications Group. "We look forward to continuing our close work with Acer to bring additional innovative mobile devices to market that meet the ever-increasing demands of today's consumers."

Smooth motion and true-to-life visuals

Games and video run smoothly on the Acer Iconia One 7 thanks to the Intel® AtomTM Z2560 processor. The 7-inch LED-backlit display has 1280x800 HD resolution and IPS(1) technology to ensure games, websites, e-books and all visuals are clear and vibrant. The 16:10 display is the ideal format for video, and users can enjoy up to 7 hours battery life(3) when viewing 720p video. It runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradeable to Android 4.4 (KitKat).

Design to be seen

The Acer Iconia One 7 comes in a wide-array of delightful color options(2) to suit any lifestyle including, but not limited to, red, white, black, blue and pink. The rear case features a sophisticated textured pattern that gives it a unique look and feel while also providing anti-slip properties for a comfortable and reliable grip. The slim profile of the Iconia One 7 not only makes it stylish, but also easy to use on-the-go with a single hand. It measures just 8.9 mm (0.35 inches) thin and is a lightweight mobile companion that is fun to use and share.

The Iconia One 7 is also equipped with front and rear cameras for capturing all the most important moments, two speakers for clearer audio, and MicroSDTM card slot that allows for extended storage and easy sharing. For further storage expansion, users can take advantage of AcerCloudTM and enjoy seamless sharing of videos, photos, music and documents across multiple devices.

Pricing and availability

The Acer Iconia One 7 will be available in Pan American markets at the end of June with prices starting at US$129.99; in EMEA markets in the middle of May with prices starting at €139.

To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.

Acer Iconia Tab 7 Press release:

New Acer Iconia Tab 7 Combines Tablet and Phone Functionality

NEW YORK (April 29, 2014) Acer today unveiled the Acer Iconia Tab 7(1) at its "A Touch More Connected" launch event in New York. Equipped with phone functionality and 3G connectivity, the Iconia Tab 7 is the marriage of the two most used consumer devices — a tablet and phone — together in a super portable, premium-looking design with a vibrant 7-inch screen. Users can use 3G to browse, keep in touch, stay current on news, events and social networks, as well as enjoy voice calls.

A slim design with premium look and feel

The slim Acer Iconia Tab 7 has a premium look and feel with a clean and simple design of anodized silver. The 0.89 cm (0.35 inches) thin body, narrow 11.6 cm (4.6 inches) width and light 298 g (0.66 lb) weight makes the Iconia Tab 7 extremely comfortable to hold and use with a single hand for phone calls and browsing, yet it's large enough for reading text and enjoying video.  Impressive media performance and imaging

Available with two screen options(1), the vibrant 7-inch screen delivers crisp visuals with up to 1280x800 HD resolution and IPS(2) technology for sharp, truly vivid colors from wide viewing angles. Plus, customers can do even more with their Iconia Tab 7 thanks to its powerful quad- core processor. Dual cameras ensure users can capture all the most important moments, and it features Android 4.4 (KitKat) and up to 6 hours(3) of battery life. Tap, swipe and pinch with fewer fingerprints

With all those taps, swipes and pinches, screens can get dirty quickly, but not with the Iconia Tab 7. Equipped with an anti-fingerprint coating, messy fingerprints and smudges are reduced while also making it much easier to clean.

The Iconia Tab 7 is equipped with a MicroSDTM card slot for extended storage and easy sharing. For further storage expansion, users can take advantage of AcerCloudTM (4) and enjoy seamless sharing of videos, photos, music and documents across multiple devices. Pricing and availability

The Acer Iconia Tab 7 will be available in Latin American markets at the end of June with prices starting at $1,990 MX Peso; in EMEA in the middle of May with prices starting at €149 for the version with HD IPS display.

To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.

 

Reader comments

Acer announces Iconia One 7 and Iconia Tab 7 tablets

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I'm still using the Iconia A500.. runs great... love the full size usb port.. I plug a mouse into it all the time... quite functional

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Wow, how many products are going to be named One? It's not like HTC's one line rules the world after they introduced this branding but suddenly a lot of manufacturers and even Microsoft feel inclined to (ab)use the One moniker.