Acer announces Iconia One 8, a budget-friendly tablet set to hit the US next month

Acer just announced a new budget-friendly tablet from the Iconia series. Iconia One 8 is one of the cheaper tablets out there and it will reach North America next month, when it will get the price tag of $99. if that’s not cheap for a tablet, what is?


Acer Iconia One 8



What does $99 get you in a tablet?


Acer Iconia One 8 is a weak tablet with a large screen, but what can more you expect for the price? It’s still good enough for kids and the usual browsing, video watching and occasional games. Iconia One 8 spec list:


  • 8-inch HD screen at 1280x800p
  • MediaTek quad-core processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage plus a microSD slot
  • 4600 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1.




Don’t hope for an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow either; Acer doesn’t usually get the Android update treatment to its devices very fast; plus, this is a cheap device. Few OEMs actually update their cheaper devices anymore. Acer mentions some software features that could make up for the lack of Android 6.0, if you choose not to look that way. EZ WakeUp allows users to double-tap the screen in order to wake up to a specified app. EZ Snap allows users to use a three-finger pinch for screenshots and the system doctor lets you manage app memory. Additionally, you get a pre-loaded kids UI that will help you set things up for your kids easier.


Acer Iconia One 8 will be available in the Middle East, Asia and Europe first, with prices starting at around 129 euros. Next month is will also arrive in the US, where it will cost only $99. with its unimpressive specs, this tablet is quite a bargain for your younger children that don’t desire an expensive iPad yet!


Source: Acer


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Acer Aspire V15 and V17 Nitro Black Editions gaming laptops available to the North-American market just in time for the holidays

Two new Acer laptops are available in the North-American market, and they both belong to the V Nitro Black Edition Series. US and Canada is calling dibs on two new gaming laptops that arrive on the market in October and November respectively. The smaller V15 version is the one to arrive in just a few days whereas V17 will hit the shelves in November.

Acer Aspire V15 and V17 Nitro Black Editions will launch just in time for the holiday season and, as you may have figured already, the first has a 15.6” screen whereas the second has a larger 17.3” display. Both devices have full HD 1080p resolutions and are powered by an Intel Core i7-4710HQ quad-core processor accompanied by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphic cards.

V15 has 8 GB of RAM and, by comparison, V17 has double the trouble with 16 GB of RAM. The smaller one has 1 TB HDD with a 128 GB SSD while the larger device has 1 TB HDD with a 256 GB SSD.



Both laptops have backlit full-size keyboards but only V17 has a Blu-ray optical drive. Additionally, both laptops have Ethernet, HDMI, a combo audio jack, a 3-cell battery, Kensington lock, Bluetooth 4.0, and dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi. The devices have HD 720 webcams and run on Windows 8.1.

V15 weighs around 5.29lbs, while the V17 is a bit heavier at 6.61lbs.

Acer Aspire V15 will have a price starting at $1,099 USD and Acer Aspire V17 laptop will cost around $1,499 USD.

Source: Slashgear


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Acer launches Iconia Tab 7 and One 7 – low-end Android devices sold at great prices

Acer takes Iconia Tab 7 and One 7 Android powered devices on the market today. The event takes place in New York and most devices were Windows-run whereas the two devices we will mention are Iconia Tab 7 and Iconia One 7, the two Android-based tablets. Neither device is powerful or high-end looking.

Iconia Tab 7 has a quad core processor with a 1280×800 display, with 3 G connectivity and a micro SD slot. It runs on KitKat and will come to Europe, Africa and The Middle East in May where it will cost around 150 euros. The device gets to Latin America at the end of June.

Iconia One 7 has a Z2560 processor with a 1280×800 IPS display and a microSD slot card. It has a 7 hour battery life, but it comes without the most recent update, KitKat, that will follow the device later on. In the Americas it will come on the market in June at the price of $129.99.

Photo source: Acer