Acer Iconia Tab A110 coming to Canada October 30th: 7-inch tablet, quad-core, runs Jelly Bean

Ian Hardy

October 18, 2012 8:00am

The 7-inch tablet market is going to welcome yet another player. Acer will be heavily competing with the Google Nexus 7, BlackBerry PlayBook, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Kobo arc, and possibly the upcoming iPad mini. The Acer Iconia Tab A110 – dubbed as a “Pocket Size Power Player” – will arrive on October 30 “at leading U.S. and Canadian retailers with pricing beginning at $229.99 USD and CAD.”

The specs have similarities to the Nexus 7 as the A110 comes with Android OS 4.1 Jelly Bean, 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600, NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, front-facing camera for video calling, HDMI, 1GB of memory and 8GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot that can hold up to 32GB.

We’ll have a full review of the Iconia Tab A110 shortly.

  • Art Vandelay

    Low screen res + crappy UI overlay = pass

    • Re-surface

      At a resolution of 1024 x 600 that table will sell well at $149!
      Any dollar over that amount makes it compete with better tablets in the $200-250 range.

  • Dylan K

    If the picture is correct that’s either an ugly widget or a heavily skinned OS. I hope it’s not the latter.

  • Calgary

    No Nexus = No Deal. Only Nexus devices get fast updates.
    Besides, the screen resolution is horrible.

  • mrmarquis

    We should get one free for signing a three year contract with the cellular companies.

  • Brett

    Looks like a heavily skinned Version of Jelly bean..

    It might not be as bad as everyone thinks but I’m still siding with the nexus.

    It seems the trade offs start with a lower res screen with 8GB internally but with an expandable SD storage. since alot of people complain about that this could help sway decisions.

  • Mr. Miyagi

    Why would anyone get this over a Nexus 7??

    • Crocography

      Why, simple, HDMI out! This is the only reason I will not buy a Nexus 7.

  • Kevin

    I like the expandable memory slot and HDMI out – lacking on Nexus. Nexus just released a 32GB version – wonder why.

  • Mike

    Hmm, Nexus without expandable storage & HDMI, or Acer with. I wish they would stop torturing me with these decisions.

  • ricky

    the screen resolution isnt that bad. It’s a tablet, you wont be holding it 2 inches from your face. at just under 170 ppi it actually a denser pixel quality than a lot of 10.1 inch tablets such as the note 10.1 and the Tab2 10.1. I do not find those bad at all. Spec wars does not always translate to a meaningful user experience upgrade. Besides, a higher resolution means slower performance. Ill take quick performance over a uselessly high resolution anyday. Keep in mind that a 52″ 1080p hd tv has a ppi number around 42……. just for some perspective.

  • Melted

    Ricky, agree with you 100%.

  • shinru

    I have the a100, fool me once, shame on you, fool me… Fool me once you can’t fool me again! The screen on the a100 was a joke, bad viewing angles and all that jazz. It’s turned me so far away that I won’t deal with acer tabs.

  • chris c.

    I also agree with ricky. I got a 59-inch 1080p television and when I stand/sit far away from it, the screen looks quite gorgeous and dazzling. But when I go near it at about an arm’s length I can clearly distinguish the individual pixels on the screen! And my vision is not very good by any means…

  • deli

    looks good. Love the microSD option. It was a deal-breaker for my on the Nexus. Cloud storage is ridiculous unless you have LTE. Wifi is only good when you have a super fast connection. Most public wifi has crap speeds.

  • roman

    So it’s more expensive, has a worse screen, skinned Android, future updates are uncertain, and features Acer’s legendary build quality.

  • C R TOsley

    So Many New Tables for the Holidays – Another Company, Ainol Electronics – also just launched a new line of tablets, including the Novo 7 Flame – priced at $189 at a web site called TabletSprint – a 7″ 16GB tablet with more quality features than the $249 Nexus 7 & this new Acer – the Flame has a 1280×800 high resolution screen, Micro-SD, HDMI, 2 quality cameras and more… Next month Ainol Electronics launch the “World’s 1st” $99 Dual Core “Performance” tablet — If you’re not familar with Ainol – the company won runner-up in CNET/Consumer Electronics Show 2012 “Best Tablet of the Year” Award — And will also have two new Hi-Res 10 Inch tablets coming out soon, one a Dual Core at $219 and the other a Quad Core with a 1920×1200 Liquid Crystal display (like Apple’s Retina screen) for around $275 –WOW- the only site that seems to offer them right now is TabletSprint –