In addition to a slew of gaming monitors and laptops, Acer let two tablets out of the pack at an occasion in New York. The pair of tablets don’t have much in common except for one glaring property: attractively low costs.

The 8-inch Iconia One begins at $149 (availability in the UK and Australia not reported, but rather that is £99 or AU$191 directly converted) and features a 1,280×800-pixel resolution IPS screen that boasts Acer’s new Precision Plus technology, which purportedly enhances the precision of the touchscreen. There’s an optional stylus or you can use a “fine tip 2mm pencil” to write and navigate, as indicated by Acer.

Running the most recent Android operating system, Lollipop 5.0, the Iconia One 8 houses a quad-core Intel Atom, processor and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. The front of the tablet has a 0.3-megapixel cam and the back features a 5-megapixel rear cam with a wide angle for better group and scenery shots. The Iconia One 8 likewise offers cases in 10 colors, if you fancy a more customized look for your gadgets.

Tablets went for educational spaces are getting more attention from producers and, collaborating with the Google Education ecosystem, Acer is adding an affordable alternative to that group. The Iconia Tab 10 is priced at $299 (pending availability, that could be £198 or AU$384 directly converted) and rocks a 1,920×1,200-pixel resolution on a durable Gorilla Glass 4.0 display that offers the same Precision Plus technology as the Iconia One 8.

The 10-inch Acer tablet packs a quad-core Intel Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of internal storage, with a SD card slot expandable up to 64GB. The tablets are intended to be used during the whole school day and Acer claims that the battery life should last around 7.5 hours.

The Acer Iconia One 8 will hit stores in the United States in May and the Middle East, Europe and Africa in April. The Iconia Tab 10 will be available in May in North America, Middle East, Europe and Africa. Other international availability has yet to be reported.

Source : cnet


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