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Acer Iconia A110 puts it’s dukes up to the Nexus 7
The touchpaper lit by Google's Nexus 7 is starting to burn brightly, if Acer's first foray into Jelly Bean tablets is anything to go by. The Iconia A110 matches the Nexus 7 on specification and price and will provide food for thought for anyone after a 7 inch fondleslab.
Like the Nexus 7, the A110 comes with NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.2GHz quad-core processor. There is 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM for apps but crucially SD card expansion.
Despite the product images featuring a near vanilla Jelly Bean, the tablet will come with the Acer Ring application according to the listing, but those screens also indicate an Ice Cream Sandwich interface. It is not yet confirmed that the A110 will sport JB out of the box which I think is important.
If it can launch with Android 4.1, the other two significant factors will make it a very attractive option: microSD card expansion and a micro HDMI port. These are the short falls over the Nexus 7, but are they work playing an extra £10 for over the 8GB Nexus 7? We would suggest yes if that is important to you, but rest assured that the 1024×600 resolution will not match the HD capabilities of the Nexus. It will just not look at good unfortunately.
The battery will not match up to the Nexus either, although the reduced resolution for the screen should mean it's 3420 mAh cell does not suffer too much when compared with the Nexus 7's monster 4325 mAh battery.