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Acer’s rival to the Google Nexus 7 goes on preorder for £180

Ebuyer has put the Acer Iconia A110, the first of a number of post-Nexus 7 tablets expected soon, on pre-order for only £180 including delivery.

The online retailer expects them to sell well since a not-so-insignificant 500 units have been booked for the first pre-order session and says that the item is expected to come on 1st October.

Like the Nexus 7, the A110 comes with a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage, a 7in display and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

However, there are some notable differences. The A110 is £20 more expensive than the 8GB Nexus 7 and its processor only runs at 1.2GHz while the screen can only display 1,024 x 600 pixels.

That said, it does have a microSD card slot (given that a 32GB card costs around £8, it would be folly not to buy one) and a microHDMI port, along with GPS, GLONASS and a face recognition tablet lock feature.

Unfortunately, it comes with Acer’s own user interface, which may not appeal to everyone. Other features include a 3,240mAh battery, a micro-USB port and weighs a mere 390g.

The Google Nexus 7 tablet was launched a few weeks ago and has been a cause for concern for Android tablet manufacturers because it packs a powerful punch for a rock-bottom price.

Source: Ebuyer

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