Although the area of the tablet is in crisis, gnawed share after share from smartphones increasingly large and hybrids much more versatile and productive, there are still those who bet on this category. Thanks to the information disseminated today by WinFuture, we find that Acer is close to the launch of a new low-cost tablet, called Acer Iconia One 8 (B1-850), not yet official but almost certainly among the innovations being shown at CES 2016 Las Vegas. Acer Iconia One 8 (B1-850) is the base, since its technical specifications place it in the entry-level market.
And ‘aesthetically very similar to its predecessors, showing off the same chassis colored 9 mm (340 grams) with a textured finish cross on the back, but also has much in common in terms of hardware. Under the 8-inch HD IPS display (1280 x 800 pixels), Acer has installed 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory with the ability to expand with microSD cards. Do not miss two cameras, 2-megapixel (front) and 5 megapixel camera with autofocus but no flash (on the back), 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a single speaker on the back rather easy to cover when placing the tablet on a table and, finally, a battery of 4600 mAh (for about 9 hours of battery life).
What changes is only the processor, but no more than an Intel chip SoC quad-core MediaTek MT8163 1.3GHz and 64-bit operating system and now updated to the latest release of Android 5.1 Lollipop. The OS will be enriched by some additional programs, including suites Kids Center with a user interface more accessible for smaller applications, games and multimedia content to learning and of course the ability to activate the Parental Control. Acer also offers a number of features to the UI of Android Iconia Suite includes EZ Gadget, a practical tool kit available in a pop-up window with an icon to access single, EZ Tasking that allows you to perform and display two apps simultaneously on a split screen, WakeUp EZ, EZ and EZ WakeUp Notes.
At the moment we do not know the launch date and price in the market, but we will know more in a few days at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.