The Nexus 7 demonstrated that consumers have an appetite for powerful yet affordable 7-inch tablets, and now Acer is making its own play in the same space. The Acer Iconia Tab A110 features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display, an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage, all running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The screen may fall short of the Nexus 7, but Acer has seen fit to include a microSD card slot for up to 32GB of additional storage. The usual radios are onboard too, including Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0, with ports including Micro USB and Micro HDMI. A 2-megapixel front-facing camera, meanwhile, handles video-calling duties. Acer says battery life on the tablet should be good for up to seven and a half hours.
The company says that the A110 will begin shipping on October 30th in the United States and Canada, with the price set at $229.99. Acer hasn’t quite managed to match the Nexus 7 on either price or specs, and paired with Google’s admission that its own tablet is sold through at cost, it raises questions as to how viable Nvidia’s Kai program really is for manufacturers.