Acer Unveils Iconia Tab 8 with Android 4.4 KitKat Ahead of Computex
A person looks at the AcerCloud app on an Acer tablet in the Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) Experience Centre in Taoyuan countyReuters

Popular Taiwanese PC-maker Acer Inc has launched a mini tablet dubbed as Iconia Tab 7 A1-713 in India.

"Over the last year, Internet access has received a huge boost and has changed the dynamics of the Indian tablet market significantly. Popularity of the Android ecosystem, coupled with affordable data tariffs and improved reach of service has driven the demand for tablet PCs in the country," Fone Arena quoted S Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India.  

"Witnessing the growth in demand for this form factor, we introduced a device that offers the functionality of a laptop and the portability of smartphones – the Acer ICONIA A1-713 is an ideal device for customers looking to enjoy mobile entertainment," he added.

Acer Iconia Tab 7 A1-713 made its global debut in April this year. It sports 7.0-inch IPS screen with 1,280x600p resolution, and ships with Android v4.2 Jelly Bean (confirmed to get 4.4 KitKat update), MediaTek quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory.

Other stipulated features include 2.0-megapixel camera on the rear side, 0.3-megapixel (VGA) snapper on the front for video chatting and is backed a 3,400 mAh battery, which can run the device for close to 6 hours.

On connectivity front, it boasts of 3G network support, SIM-card slot, Bluetooth v4.0 and Wi-Fi.


Acer Tab 7 AA1-713 can be purchased for ₹12,999 in India. Though the device is competitively priced, it will up against the popular Asus' Google Nexus 7 (both 2012 & 2013 editions), Fonepad 7 and the Apple iPad Mini (2012), which is available for under around 16,000 in exchange for older devices.

Other competitors include Micromax Funbook series, Xolo Play Tegra Note, HCL Connect series and many more domestic brands.

Key specifications of Acer Iconia Tab 7 A1-713:


Acer Iconia Tab 7 A1-713


7.0-inch IPS screen with 1024x600p resolutions

(also comes with anti-finger -print smudge resistant coating)


Android v4.2 Jelly Bean ( upgradable to v4.4.2 KitKat)


1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor

(chipset: MT8382)



Storage capacity

16GB, expandable up to 32GB


Main: 2.0-megapixel camera

Front: 0.3-megapixel (VGA) camera


3400 mAh




SIM slot, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, microSD card slot