The Acer Iconia Tab A110 has been announced for the United States and Canada. This 7-inch device that would like to compete with the Asus-made Google Nexus 7 tablet is already available in the UK, and now it’s ready to take a trip across that big pond.
The Iconia Tab A110 will be out in the US and Canada on October 30 for $229.99. That’s not a bad price, but it is $30 more than the 8 GB Nexus 7. The Acer A110 does have a microSD card slot though, which is actually its only spec advantage compared to the Asus device. The built-in storage is the same, and the Iconia Tab has a screen with 1024×600 resolution, lower than the Nexus 7′s 1280×800.
Otherwise, the two products are very similar, both sporting the same Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, with Google’s Nexus 7 you’re guaranteed to get software updates as soon as possible, whereas with the Iconia you’re left at Acer’s mercy.
It’s great to see some more competition in this low-cost 7-inch tablet space, but we really can’t see any reason you’d choose the Acer over the Nexus 7 – except if that microSD card slot is absolutely vital to you.
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