By Alexandra Burlacu | Sep 03, 2013 10:50 AM EDT
Acer has officially announced its 10-inch Iconia A3 ahead of the IFA 2013 trade show in Berlin, as part of its new lineup of devices.
The Nexus 7 and iPad Mini may have proved that smaller tablets strike a chord with consumers, but Acer is gunning for the bigger 10-inch market with its new Iconia A3. The slate aims to go head-to-head with the full-size iPad and Google's Nexus 10 and it has what it takes to make it in this tough market.
The Acer Iconia A3 has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, which is lower than both the larger iPad's and the Nexus 10's. It does, however, boast several attractive specs and features.
The tablet packs a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz under the hood, which should provide good performance and allow users to enjoy even more graphically-intensive games. Other highlights of the Acer Iconia A3 include a micro SD card slot for additional memory, as well as a microHDMI port that will allow users to hook the tablet up to a big screen TV.
"Movie and music lovers will find in the Iconia A3 their perfectly balanced couch mate with immersive sound, wide viewing angles and quad-core performance to further enhance their entertainment and enjoyment," Acer touts in the press release (via Engadget).
The Iconia A3 also comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera that should take some pretty good shots if users don't mind holding up a 10-inch slate as a camera. The tablet will ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on board, with some Acer features to enrich one's experience. Intellispin, for instance, will allow the tablet to determine which way the user is facing.
While none of these specs and features are out of this world, the Acer Iconia A3 does have a great advantage: its price. The Wi-Fi model will launch in October with a €249 (about $330) price tag, while the 3G version will arrive a month later, in October, with a €299 (roughly $395) price tag.
So far Acer has only confirmed the Iconia A3 for launch in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, but the slate should hit the U.S. as well.
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