Acer Iconia A1 Tab vs. Galaxy Note 8: Specs Showdown

Acer has a lineup of products on the way and on Friday revealed its new tablet device, the Iconia A1. This summer, Acer will enter a new 8-inch tablet device into the currently competitive market.

Acer is known for providing solid products, and the specs on the Iconia A1 tablet are worthy of comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet. Processors are an important factor for seamless multitasking on a device. To address this, Acer Iconia A1 features a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM. Alternatively, the Galaxy Note 8.0 has a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor with 2GB RAM.

The 7.9-inch display on the Iconia A1 has a resolution of 1024 x 768 and the Galaxy Note 8.0 has a higher resolution of 1280 x 800 on its 8-inch display. For storage, the Iconia A1 can come with either 8GB or 16GB and the Note comes in capacities of 16B or 32GB.

Both devices feature back cameras with 5-megapixels but the front-facing cameras differ. The camera on the Acer Iconia A1 is a .3 megapixel VGA camera and the Galaxy Note 8.0 has a 1.3-megapixel camera for video chatting.

Bluetooth 4.0 is featured on both the Acer Iconia A1 and the Galaxy Note 8.0 and they're also Wi-Fi- and 3G-capable. Battery life is longer on the Galaxy Note 8.0, with a 4,600mAH battery; the Iconia A1 packs a 3,250mah battery.  Android Jelly Bean runs on both devices. The Iconia A1 comes with latest version, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Note 8.0 comes loaded with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. 

The Acer Iconia A1 is set to be priced competitively at $170 to $200, depending on which storage capacity model you choose. This would make the 16GB half the price of the $400 16GB Galaxy Note 8.0. 

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