How’s about an Android tablet for £179.99 with 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek CPU, a microSD card slot and Android 6.0 Marshmallow? Sound good?
Acer are promising an 8 hour battery life with this, and it comes with “Quadio” front-facing speakers, a “Precision Plus” touchscreen which is 2.5 times more sensitive than normal panels and a Micro HDMI output with Wireless Display capability.
You’ll be able to buy this from June with a 10″ Full HD IPS display and DTS-HD Premium Sound with 5.1 support for virtual surround sound. A “MediaMaster” key will let you switch to the best video and audio settings depending on where and what you’re viewing. The tablet also features a rear auto-focus 5 megapixel camera and a front 2 megapixel unit.
Further details below..
Acer Iconia Tab 10 – Letting Users Hear More, See More, Touch More
· Acer Quadio front-facing speakers with DTS-HD Premium Sound® audio technology to enhance sound clarity and volume, offer virtual surround sound
· MediaMaster button to select best A/V settings in different usage scenarios
· Acer Precision Plus touchscreen 2.5x more sensitive than typical panels
· Micro HDMI output and Wireless Display capability to drive home theatre media
BIOGGIO, Switzerland, April 12, 2016 – Today Acer announced the Acer Iconia Tab 10, designed for advanced audio, visual and entertainment performance. The device packs in features such as four front-facing speakers with DTS-HD Premium Sound technology, an ultra-accurate Acer Precision Plus touchscreen plus a Full HD display with IPS technology for exceptional visual detail.
The Iconia Tab 10 measuring 259 x 167.5 x 8.985 mm includes 2GB RAM and up to 32GB memory (expandable through microSD up to 128 GB) and is powered by MediaTek’s 64 bit Quad-core processor, MT8163A, running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. With a battery life of over 8 hours, this tablet has more than enough power to run the latest games, surf the Internet, and play videos smoothly without interruption.
Entertainment, – whether at home, with friends or on-the-go – depends on getting great audio performance from your device. The Iconia Tab 10 features Acer Quadio, the four front facing array speakers, optimized with DTS-HD Premium Sound which encompasses the DTS-HD decoder, Virtual Surround Sound and Audio Enhancements. For headset listening, the tablet is equipped to offer the headset 5.1 support, enabling surround-sound experience.
On the side of the device you will find the MediaMaster key, allowing users to quickly select the best video and audio settings in different usage scenarios. Connecting this device to a larger multimedia system (such as a home theater or presentation screen) is made simple through Wireless Display (through 802.11a/b/g/n wireless) or the micro HDMI output port.
The 10” Full HD display is powered by MediaTek MiraVision, a display engine which produces images on the display with more colours, sharper and better contrast. This combines with fully integrated IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology, meaning colour is more consistent and accurate from wider viewing angles, ensuring image quality whatever the angle.
The device also features Acer EZ Utilities, a feature uniquely available on Iconia Tab 10. This built-in app allows the user to enlarge the user interface (UI) as well as the font size beyond Android’s built-in font size change feature. Zooming in makes reading detail easier, and helps users who prefer bigger icons and text to get the UI experience they want.
Additionally, creating videos and images has never been so easy with the dual camera set-up: a 2MP front facing and 5MP auto-focus rear lens.
For users who wish to take full creative advantage of the Iconia Tab 10’s displays capabilities, Acer’s Precision Plus touchscreen delivery is so sensitive you can write and sketch as clearly on it with an ordinary pencil, not just a dedicated stylus.
This incredible sensitivity is a result of the unique panel with smaller sensors which users experience with Acer Precision Plus. They measure in at just 3.5mm, compared to 5.5mm sensors typically found on general touch panels. As a result, the screen with higher density of touch sensors is 2.5x more sensitive. So with more sensitivity, users can point with greater accuracy and experience fewer mistakes. A special anti-fingerprint coating keeps the display clean and sharp.
Along with this, the tablet also includes EZ Snap, a feature enabling users to take screenshots instantly with a three-finger pinch. This feature also comes in useful when browsing. With a simple three-finger pinch, users can save a web article by using Pocket App for off-line reading. To get you started with Pocket, the Iconia Tab 10 offers free six months of subscription for Pocket Premium for off-line reading on purchase.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Iconia tab 10 will be available in the UK in June with a starting price of £179.99 (subject to change).