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Sized up just like an iPad mini, Acer's A1-830 is a stylish Android alternative with one uncommon feature: it's running on one of Intel's Atom processors.

Description

The culmination to a long string of rumors, the iPad mini has a 7.9-inch display, offering the iPad experience in a form factor smaller than the traditional iPad's 9.7-inch display. The 1024x768 resolution of that smaller display is the same as the iPad 2, so any apps made for the larger iPad will also run on the iPad mini.

Google's 2013 edition of the Nexus 7 sheds 2mm and 50g compared to its older brother, but still manages to add in a rear camera and a high-res, 1920x1200 323 PPI 7-inch display. The tablet runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and comes in Wi-Fi only and LTE flavors, the latter of which is capable of running on Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile's LTE networks. Google is promising 10 hours of battery while web browsing over Wi-Fi.

  • Status: Announced
  • Availability date: Q1 2014
  • Price at launch: $149.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 2, 2012
  • Price at launch: $329.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jul. 30, 2013
  • Price at launch: $229.00
  • Weight: .84 pounds
  • Color: White
  • Speakers: Stereo

Hardware

  • Height: 7.87 inches
  • Width: 5.3 inches
  • Thickness: .28 inches
  • Weight: .68 pounds
  • Color: Black, White / Silver
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Height: 7.9 inches
  • Width: 4.5 inches
  • Thickness: 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 0.69 pounds
  • Color: Black, White
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7.9 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1024 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • PPI: 162
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 7.9 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1024 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • PPI: 163
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1200 px
  • PPI: 323
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.2.1

Software

  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 6.0
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.3
  • Media streaming: DLNA
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Clover Trail+
  • CPU model: Z2560
  • Clock speed: 1.6 GHz
  • Cores: 2

Processor

  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A5
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: Qualcomm
  • CPU family: Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz

GPU

  • Brand: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 320
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM type: DDR2

Memory

  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Max external size: 32 MB

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB, 64 GB, 32 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, AT&T
  • LTE: Optional
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Video resolution: 720p

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Effective pixels: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Effective pixels: 5.0 megapixels
  • Data connections: Micro USB

Ports

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Lightning
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB

Sensors

Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
  • Quoted use time: 7.5 hr

Battery

  • Capacity: 16.3 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr
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