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Acer just officially announced the smaller of two tablets we saw from the company back at Computex in June: the Iconia Tab A110. The device appears to be a head-to-head competitor with the Nexus 7, as it offers many of the same features, as well as a few missing from the N7:

  • 7 " 1024x600 display
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor
  • microUSB, microSD, and microHDMI ports
  • 390g
  • Android 4.1

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This image is an earlier leak of the device. Unfortunately, Acer has not yet provided official press shots.

While the display resolution is the primary drawback of this tablet in comparison to the N7, HDMI out and expandable storage are features lacking on Google's official tablet. These things may be enough to push many users into choosing A110 over the Nexus 7.

While previous rumors have suggested a sub-$200 price tag, Acer has yet to detail retail pricing and availability. However, we expect the device to hit the streets in the coming weeks.

Acer presents the new ICONIA TAB A110 - Better mobility meets stylish and compact design

Bioggio, Switzerland

If you are looking for a tablet that you can easily hold in one hand and still lets you enjoy web browsing, multimedia, or even work if you need to, you have found your dream tablet. The new Acer ICONIA TAB A110, with a 7” display and less than 390 g of weight, is compact to carry and comfortable to browse, taking your mobile experience to the next level.

Easy to slip in your pocket or handbag, the ICONIA TAB A110 is just perfect to carry with you at all times to read, to browse, to play games or to plan your day.

It features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which enables easy access to your favorite apps and brings resizable widgets that automatically resizes to the space available on the screen. The widget content refreshes as the size changes according to the widget size and could display larger, richer graphics or additional functionality or options.

Plus, it’s preloaded with full set of Google Mobile Service: Gmail, Google+, Maps, Messenger, Play Store, Talk, YouTube and more. Everything you need to enjoy a rich experience wherever you go is at your fingertips.

And, for a reading experience not to be missed, the ICONIA TAB A110 comes with Google Currents, a smart mobile app that lets you browse hundreds of free online magazines and top blogs all in one place. You can enjoy easy-to-read magazine-like editions for high speed and offline reading.

To top off the rich entertainment experience, the ICONIA TAB A110 comes with a 2MP front-facing camera to engage in live chats with your friends. The camera can also be used to lock and unlock the tablet thanks to face recognition, enhancing the security of the device and making it truly yours. And it’s also more fun to use!

What’s more, the compact size goes hand in hand with a powerful performance. Powered by NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor, the ICONIA TAB A110 allows faster and smoother web surfing, better multitasking, console-quality gaming and HD video watching.

The tablet also lets you bring your videos on a bigger screen for greater fun thanks to the HDMI ports. It can be connected to other devices, such as camera, keyboard, mouse or gamepad via the Micro USB port. While the Micro-SD card slot extends memory up to 32 G, guaranteeing even more room to your digital life.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • lukeap69

    Lower resolution than N7=fail.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      But it has got a lot of things that the Nexus 7 has; expandable memory and MicroHDMI output are some strong assets to this device.

      If the price is right.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1359390083 Sodiq Awokoya

        yea and not getting timely os updates is a strong asset as well.

      • ericl5112

        While you have a point, the original Acer 7" had a screen that was so bad, it wasn't worth buying unless you were going to almost exclusively use HDMI on it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajac09 Anthony Evans Jr

    199 sweet spot and no matter the screen resolution it might just sell. put it at 180 and it will be even better

  • nexus.7

    Your an idiot lukeap69 id rather have a more functional tab with a tad bit lower resolution and have HDMI,SD micro storage what is it with everyone and the word "fail" you think you could make a better tab for cheaper! Be my guest till than shut up!! FAIL!!!

    • lukeap69

      Too much kool aid mate?

  • TechGuy21

    screen is slow. but it has everything the n7 needed. n7 FTW

  • HAppy_Dude

    Connectivity = YAY!

  • GraveUypo

    i'd take this over the nexus in a heart beat even with the worse screen because it supports microsd and hdmi out.

    • trev

      Yes it does but the microsd only works for data not apps.. I got mine for 150 at Walmart. Love it so far. My gf has the n7. Its slightly betterthan the a110 but I love HDMI out. And battery on this thing leaves a little to be desired

      • GraveUypo

        that's what directory bind is for.

  • JT

    Acer has been known to be late with the updates and does not release source code
    for their devices . -Acer A500 owner

    • Tyler Chappell

      You got ICS MONTHS before the GalaxyTab 10.1 owners. In fact, they are basically second only to Asus so far in terms of releasing ICS for their tabs. My brother has the A500 and my mom the A100 (both got their ICS updates back in April) Nexus 7 for me, and GTab10.1 for my dad.
      But anyway, the huge drawback of the A110 is the mediocre screen, not just in terms of resolution, but it is also a TN panel, so it essentially IS identical to the one in the A100.
      The A100 also has just about the worst battery life of any Android tablet.
      Combine that with the screen, and Acer clearly hasn't learned their lesson for the second time around. The A110 is too little too late. Oh well, beats the A100 I suppose. The viewing angles are even worse in portrait mode.
      When manufacturers like Acer and Lenovo release Tegra 3 powered tablets, but then cut huge corners and put in crappy screens, it only makes the iPad look that much better. =[
      The fact that the N7's screen is kinda washed out doesn't really help either.

      • shonangreg

        @Tib02:disqus @google-426f27b37c02fde4dc0ecc722cac3166:disqus Thanks you two for the notes on acer and the A100.

        JT, has acer not released source code since ICS? I don't know if any makers released Honeycomb source code, but doesn't the GPL commit acer to releasing the source code for ICS? Lenovo tried to not release the source code for the ThinkPad Tablet (the POS), but after several users in the discussion forums told them they were legally vulnerable, they posted it.

        I've really been looking forward to the A110 since it is basically what the Nexus 7 was before google stripped out the storage and wired video out options. But if the screen on the A100 was so bad and they have not changed it for the A110, then it speaks poorly of this product.

        And even if it has the same battery, won't the Kai-based SOC result in less current draw?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Zerounodos Manoleta Bocchia de Coussillan

    VIDEO OUTPUT DOES IT FOR ME. Bring this to Argentina, NOW.

  • Tyler Chappell

    My biggest hope with them releasing this is that they won't forget about the A500, A200, and A100 and push Jelly Bean to them. It took them about 5-6 months to get ICS to the A500 and A100, hopefully it won't take longer than that to get Jelly Bean on them.

  • SetiroN

    600 pixels are far too few.

  • Simon Belmont

    This sounds promising. The HDMI and microSD card slot is a big win.

    The lower resolution, meh, I wouldn't care that much as that resolution has served me well on my rooted Nook Color. I guess my only concerns are price and commitment to updates. With the Nexus 7, you're sure to get updated to the latest and greatest for a while. With Acer, maybe not.

    • SAW89

      definitely not, screw acer & their shitty updates...

  • http://twitter.com/an_aaron Aaron A.

    Acer makes really ugly ass looking tablets. But definitely a heads up over the nexus7 in terms of capability.

  • http://twitter.com/cezeOne cezeOne

    it's under $200 and the expandable micro sd does it for me. this was the big decision between n7 and kindle fire hd. i love streaming content but those apps get heavy especially the good ones that push that quad core. too bad the kindle fire didnt come with a quad core. amazon would have my $200 already

  • http://www.articledashboard.com/Article/SAT-and-Cable-Liverpool-s-Leading-Retailer-of-Satellite-and-Cable-Products/2960797 Flytouch 7

    Amazing Announced here, Acer is so popular in the world and It has launched so many devices in the market. The Acer Iconia Tab A110 is greatest tablet with a great features at very reasonable. It runs on android 4.1 operating system. According to me, This tablet is much better than the Nexus 7.

  • http://jambhu.blogspot.com/ Timnas Indonesia

    this was the big decision between n7 and kindle fire hd. i love
    streaming content but those apps get heavy especially the good ones that
    push that quad core. too bad the kindle fire didnt come with a quad
    core. amazon would have my $200 already Timnas Indonesia