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Acer Iconia Tab A110 launched - a new Google Nexus 7 rival

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Acer Iconia Tab A110
Acer Iconia Tab A110

Acer has launched its new competitor to the Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. The Acer Iconia Tab A110 is a 7in Android tablet that's available to pre-order now for £179.99

The Acer Iconia Tab A110 is a tablet that wants to take "your mobile experience to the next level" according to its maker. It's a handy little tablet with a 7in screen, quad-core Tegra 3 processor and 8GB of internal memory. Like the Google Nexus 7, the Iconia Tab A110 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of Google's mobile OS.

Other features include expandable memory, courtesy of a microSD slot, an HDMI output, 1GB of RAM and a 2MP user-facing camera. Acer hasn't done anything too daring with the design of the Iconia Tab A110 - it's a rectangular slab of black.

It's certainly the most promising 7in tablet Acer has made yet, following on from the disappointing Iconia Tab A100 , but is it enough? The screen resolution is only 1,024 x 600 pixels, which is significantly less than the pixel count of the Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. It's also slightly more expensive than the Google equivalent, £20 more.

The benefit of this tablet, though, is that it brings better connectivity, and hence greater flexibility. You can't simply jam a memory card into a Google or Amazon tablet, but you can here. As such, the Acer Iconia Tab A110 is a more direct rival to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.

Unlike some older budget Android tablets, the Acer Iconia tab A110 has full access to the Google Play app store, and Google's roster of apps. The superior connectivity probably won't be enough to fire the A110 up to the top of the tablet sales charts, but it's worth a look if you can live with the restrictions of the bigger-name 7in tabs.

The Acer Iconia Tab A110 is available to pre-order now from Ebuyer for £179.99.

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