Acer was recently reported to be introducing its 5-inch phablet at this year’s Computex that takes place in Taipei in June, and now a report suggests that the company is also working on launching a budget tablet at the same event. The new Acer tablet, named Iconia A1-810, has been spotted at a French ecommerce retailer RueduCommerce, which is flashing it on pre-order at 199 (approximately Rs 14,150). The interesting part to notice is that the website is flashing it as an alternative to the iPad Mini as the Acer tablet looks inspired with the size and features of the miniature version of the iPad. Also Read - Apple iPad mini to be reportedly discontinued in favor of the forthcoming iPad Pro
The Iconia A1-810 features a 7.9-inch TFT IPS display with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, which is the same as that of the iPad Mini. This apart, the tablet also features Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and runs on a 1.2GHz MediaTek quad-core MT8125 processor. Other features include 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 5-megapixel primary camera and VGA front camera. It will come with support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro HDMI port and microUSB port. It will be light in weight at 460grams despite featuring a 3250mAh battery.
Acer seems to be targeting the iPad mini s market with this newbie by launching it in the same size, but at a more competitive price point at slightly more than Rs 14,000, while the iPad mini with only Wi-Fi is available at Rs 21,900.