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Acer's Iconia Tablets: An MWC 2011 Hands-On

Feb 14 2011, 5:08am CST | by , in News | MWC

Acer's Iconia Tablets: An MWC 2011 Hands-On
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Pretty, pretty pictures inside.

 

 

Earlier this morning I stopped by Acer's booth at the Mobile World Congress to check on their new line of tablets. The Iconia series currently consists of a 7" and 10" Android tablet, plus a 10" Windows 7 tablet with a special keyboard dock. All three share the same aluminum body and minimalist design.

The 10" Iconia is definitely my favorite tablet, in terms of feel. The weight is wonderfully centered. It feels solid without being heavy, and the aluminum body is just gorgeous. It doesn't grip as well as something like the Galaxy Tab 10.1", but it may be the only iPad-competitor to actually give Apple a run for their money in design.

 

 

 

Next, the 7" Iconia. It has the same basic specs as the 10"- a dual-core Tegra 250 processor and size options starting at 16 GB. It is just as thin as its big brother and basically looks like a chopped down version of the same tablet.

 

 

Last, we have the Windows 7 Iconia tablet. It also has a 10.1" display. This slate comes with a detachable keyboard dock for full laptop functionality. The demo units hadn't been fully set up yet when I stopped by, but the product itself looked extremely impressive. Acer expects both it and the 10.1" Android slate to cost $400-$500 when they launch in April.

 

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