Acer Announces Iconia Tab 8 Tablet with Full HD 1080p Display

Paul Lilly

Acer's newest tablet rocks a quad-core foundation and Full HD 1080p IPS display

The tablet market isn't growing at the same clip it was a year ago, but growing it is, prompting tablet makers to come out with new devices. Acer just launched its Iconia Tab 8, an 8-inch Android slate with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1200) In-Plane Switching (IPS) display with Zero Air Gap technologies to reduce light reflection and offer higher contrast with brighter, crisper images and better readability under sunlight.

It also features an anti-fingerprint coating to reduce fingerprints, which Acer says makes it easier to clean and read. Underneath the hood you'll find an Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor (2MB cache, 1.33GHz to 1.86GHz).

Other features include dual stereo speakers, 802.11n Wi-Fi with MIMO, up to 7.5 hours of battery life, microSD card slot, front- and rear-facing cameras, and Android 4.4 KitKat. All this comes wrapped in a slim chassis with a metallic finish measuring 8.5mm and weighing 360g.

The Acer Iconia Tab 8 will be available in the third quarter of this year. No word yet on price.

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