At the IFA 2013 Acer announced the upcoming release of the Iconia A3 in the coming months. This tablet is Acer’s latest 10inch Android tablet and quite honestly, this is a decent yet uneventful laptop. However, this would be one to keep on your shortlist for a great budget tablet.
Acer have shown off their latest play toy at the IFA 2013 and quite honestly if you’re after a budget tablet this is very much a contender for your money. Acer have confirmed that the most basic Acer Iconica A3, the Wi-Fi only model, will cost around £225.
The device is rather plain to look at and is not the trend setter. It’s a sturdy device constructed from a glass front and a plastic rear. The Acer Iconia A3 feels comfortable and sturdy whilst in your hands but the shiny screen does attract smudges.
You would think at such a low price that the performance would be quite poor. However, Acer have filled the Iconia A3’s insides with a rather reasonable array of parts. There’s a 1.2GHz Cort-A7 quad-core processor alongside 1GB of RAM and the device can run the Android operating system smoothly and easily. It will be available in the usual 16GB and 32GB of storage but both models feature a microSD card slot which means you can increase the storage size. As expected the device comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. However, it has one huge plus point, the device features a micro HDMI port. The New Nexus 7 does offer a microUSB port which doubles as a microHDMI port. Yet this is only if you have the correct adaptor that will cost you around £15. Acer boast that the Dolby Digital Plus sound system offers an ‘immersive’ experience, but we’ll put that through its paces alongside the 5MP rear camera.
So far so good for the Acer Iconia A3 but quite honestly this could very well make for a great budget buy. Even if the sound quality and the rear camera are not quite up to scratch for around £250 for the 3G version, you really cannot complain.