Acer to give Iconia tablet new lease at life

August 15, 2014

Acer is putting out another player to mix it up with the budget tablet market as it gives its Iconia brand tablets another chance. The Iconia A3-A20 mixes entry level specs with a sleek new look to give the 10.1-inch tablet a fresh aesthetic. The question is really, will this strategy work?

The problem really is that mediocre specs make for mediocre performance. The new Iconia will be powered by a MediaTek 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. Those will push pixels to a 1280x800 HD screen, thankfully a decent resolution to view your HD movies. Users will have a choice of either 16GB or 32GB internal storage.

There is a 5MP rear camera, coupled with your usual connectivity features – USB, Bluetooth, WiFi, and an HDMI out for viewing on a bigger screen. One of the few new features is a 2MP front-facing camera for semi-blurry selfies. Acer has also deemed the new tablet worthy to run Android 4.4 KitKat.


Aesthetically, there is a lot to like about the Iconia A3-A20 – the sleek looks make up for the hiccups and performance bottlenecks that will be sure to happen if you push the entry-level specs of this device to the limit. But at the USD$270 price tag, you probably will understand that you get what you pay for, if not a little less so.

VIA: SlashGear

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