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CES 2014, Acer presents three tablets

CES 2014, Acer presents three tablets

The news is a Windows 8 and two Android, with displays from 7 to 8 and a dash of DJ vu

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Las Vegas – Iconia B1 the updated entry level tablet compared to the version presented here a year ago, with respect to which the finish of the body was revised, now of less slippery plastic.

Screen 7 and featherweight, the Iconia B1 suitable for those approaching the world of tablets for the first time and does not have great needs: reading, the Internet and some games without pretensions of extraordinary performance. The 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, the internal memory will be 16GB (with the possibility of adding additional 32GB via microSD) and 1GB RAM. Microphone and speaker are positioned along the lower edge of the front part, while in the upper one there is one VGA camera suitable for video calls and little more. No rear camera. The Android 4.2.2 operating system and the availability of the KitKat update guaranteed soon.

Iconia B1 sar available from mid-January in Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi and 3G version in smoky gray and vermilion red. The price remains interesting: 129 euros and 179 euros.

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When we designed lIconia A1 "We were thinking of a tablet that stood out from the flood of Android devices," said Jerry Kao, associate vice president of Acer Mobile Consumer Business Unit. And indeed an almost perfect clone of theiPad Mini: aluminum shell, rounded edges, white front profile and even the size of the screen, a 7,9 IPS 4: 3 panel, here with 1024 x 768 resolution and lateral visibility up to 178 degrees. The side frame of just 8.15 mm.

The operating system still Android Jelly Bean (4.2.1). Inside is a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of memory, expandable to an additional 32GB via microSD card. An additional layer of metal was added between the internal components and the display, to make it even more durable and durable and still limiting the weight to 380 grams. The two speakers are on the back, making it very difficult to feel the stereo effect.

The 5 Mpixel rear camera allows you to shoot Full HD video at 1080 with 2560 x 1920 resolution. The front camera, on the other hand, produces 720p resolution movies at 1600 x 1200 The declared autonomy reaches 7.5 hours.

Available in the first quarter of the year only in silver color, costing 169 euros.

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Iconia W4, finally, the only new Windows, here in version 8.1. Like the A1, the W4 also has an Intel Atom processor (1.8 GHz) and a brilliant 16:10 IPS LCD 8.1 display with 1280 x 800 resolution and very wide side viewing angles, up to 170 degrees, even outdoors. The touch is not integrated into the glass, but Acer has developed one Zero Air Gap technology which reduces the distance between the two layers to zero, making the images more clear on the screen and close to the eye.

Iconia W4 for slightly thicker and heavier than the other tablets presented here, while remaining an extremely suitable product for mobillit: 10.75 millimeters thick and 415 grams in weight. The 5 Mpixel rear camera can shoot 1080p video at 30 frames per second (or 720p at 30 fps); the front one is 2 Mpixel. Technology InstantGo allows you to keep the connection to the Internet even when the screen is off, to always find the updated apps at the time of awakening, which literally happens in a second In spite of this, the autonomy declared in any case 10 hours.

The internal memory will be available in two versions: 32GB and 64GB, always expandable by an additional 32GB via microSD card. Office Home and Student 2013 pre-installed with license included in price: from 299 euros, with availability by the end of the month.

Along with the tablets – the Liquid Z5 smartphone and three laptop computers – a Bluetooth keyboard was also presented: Acer Crunch Keyboard super-thin (just 5.3 mm) and its imitation leather case can also work as a lectern for placing tablets. It is recharged via micro USB. Unknown autonomy. The price was not announced, but should be around 69 euros.


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