Acer invited a small group of media to announce the launch of the Acer Iconia A1 at an intimate event at the World Trade Centre in Sandton, Johannesburg. The companies first 7.9” tablet was previously announced back in May 2013, with this being the official South African launch.
The Iconia A1- 810 is aimed at “modern day explorers, adventurers, digital freaks and busy mobile executives.” Apart from the Acer dignitaries, the event was also attended by five Iconia A1 “promoters,” including Amanda Kelly Stone, Derick Watts and the Sunday Blues, Pippa Tshabalala, and Matt Bromley, who were ready to mingle and give their take on life with their new tablet.
The Acer Iconia A1 includes a MTK 8125 Quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU, LED backlit display with IPS technology for viewing up to 170 degrees, Acer’s new Touch WakeApp gesture, 4960mAh battery, 5MP rear-facing camera, while weighing 410g and measuring 11.1mm. Early suggestions is that the device is expected to retail between R3000 and R4000 and will go on sale in Q3.
Although the event marked the launch of the A1, Acer also showcased the broader mobile range, which includes Acer Aspire R7, Acer Aspire S7, Aspire P3 Ultrabook, Aspire V Series touch notebooks and the Iconia B1. Acer is set to introduce additional devices to the mobile brand later this year.