There isn’t a whole lot that competes with the Google Nexus 7 tablet that was created by ASUS for it’s price point. It’s going to face its first real competitor soon though. Did you think that the Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire was a competitor? Pfft, not anymore! The Acer Iconia Tab A110 is getting ready to launch in the United Kingdom at the end of September. It’s the first device to actually have a chance at coming close to the Nexus 7 in terms of price per feature ratios. With the Acer Iconia Tab A110 launching, the United Kingdom is the perfect battlefield for it. I can imagine it all being like a rematch between Zeus and Hades with the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet acting as the poor civilians (okay, that might of been a bit overreacted).
The A110 was unveiled during Computex in June, and boy does this thing pack a punch. It boasts of a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor, a 7 inch touchscreen, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage. It’s around 11.4 mm thin and is going to cost you £179. That’s only £20 more than the Nexus 7, but Acer will have one huge advantage that the Nexus 7 doesn’t. That my friends, is the coveted microSD slot with up to 32GB’s of extra storage. Maybe I wasn’t overreacting earlier, eh?
This is going to allow you to purchase an 8GB microSD card and overall get a cheaper 7 inch tablet with 16GB’s of storage than what you’d pay by getting a 16GB Nexus 7 which is priced at a whopping £199 (it’s really not that bad in America!). Really, you could get around 40GB’s of extra space on Acer’s new tablet compared to the Nexus 7′s maximum of 16GBs.
The Acer Iconia Tab A110 will be released with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (which is becoming the standard) with an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coming soon after. That is if Acer lives up to it’s promises for once. That said, the always up-to-date software is still the selling for the Nexus 7 that Acer’s new tablet can’t compare with. I tend to think that’s a lot because the Nexus 7 is straight from Google while Acer’s isn’t. In that sense, you’ll have to decide whether software updates or that luxurious microSD slot.
I’d almost rather go with the microSD slot because of how much extra storage you get. Not only that but if you don’t mind rooting and flashing a ROM on your tablet, it’ll be just as easy to get software updates thanks to the XDA Community. I personally think that the storage is a much better choice, but that is just a personal preference I have.
Whatever you choose to do, how well do you think that Acer A110 will compete with Google’s Nexus 7 created by ASUS? I personally wouldn’t mind checking it out, I think it’d be an awesome toy. Obviously it’s the same screen size as the Google Nexus, and isn’t your standard 10 inch, but for such a cheap price, what can you expect?