Press

2014-05-30

Acer Iconia Tab 8 Tablet with Full HD Display Brings an Immersive Multimedia Experience


TAIPEI, Taiwan

Editors’ Summary

  • Clear and brilliant visuals with 8-inch 1920x1200 Full HD display with IPS (1) and Zero Air Gap technologies
  • Elegant and slim design with a sleek metallic finish fits comfortably in one hand
  • Fast games, videos and web browsing with Intel® Atom™ quad-core processor
  • Anti-fingerprint coating reduces messy fingerprints and makes display much easier to clean
  • Dual speakers for impressive surround effect and life-like audio

Acer today debuted the Acer Iconia Tab 8, a highly portable 8-inch tablet with a Full HD display with IPS (1) and Zero Air Gap technologies and Intel® Atom™ quad-core processor for a fast and immersive multimedia experience. The Iconia Tab 8 also sports a sleek and elegant design with a sophisticated metallic silver rear cover and slim profile that fits comfortably in one hand. Its excellent value, stylish design and great functionality make it compelling for young users and families.

“Acer’s underlying goal is to provide a wide portfolio of devices with great value and superb functionality that improves people’s lives,” said Maverick Shih, president of Acer’s BYOC and Tablet Business Group. “Today, Acer has the strongest touch portfolio in the industry and continues to expand it to bring happiness to the many, not just the few.”

Clarity Meets Brilliance
Outfitted with an 8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1200) display with IPS (1) technology, the Acer Iconia Tab 8 makes games, videos and web browsing incredibly brilliant and vivid from wide viewing angles. The viewing experience is further enhanced with Zero Air Gap technology, reducing light reflection, bringing higher contrast and delivering brighter, crisper images, as well as better readability under sunlight. The Iconia Tab 8’s display also features an anti-fingerprint coating that reduces messy fingerprints, making it much easier to clean and read, and 16:10 aspect ratio ideal for watching videos. It is equipped with dual speakers for delivering a surround sound effect with clearer and more life-like audio.

Power Meets Speed
All multimedia will run fast on the Acer Iconia Tab 8 thanks to its Intel® Atom™ Z3745 quad-core processor. It runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) and features Acer Touch WakeApp which lets users quickly and easily wake up the Iconia Tab 8 with a simple touch gesture. The Acer Iconia Tab 8 keeps users connected to Wi-Fi networks with 802.11a/b/g/n wireless support and MIMO technology brings fast Wi-Fi performance. Users can enjoy up to 7.5 (2) hours battery life when viewing video.

When consumers buy a tablet, they expect both great performance and amazing battery life. Acer’s Iconia Tab 8 based on an Intel® Atom™ processor has the performance consumers need for processor-intensive applications, such as image processing and immersive 3D gaming, with the long battery life today’s mobile lifestyle requires,” said Gregory Bryant, vice president and general manager, Intel Asia-Pacific and Japan.

Smart Meets Design
The Acer Iconia Tab 8 features a simple and smart looking design that discerning users will appreciate including its sleek anodized silver metal back cover and slim profile. Measuring in at 8.5 mm thin and weighing 360 g light, the Iconia Tab 8 isn’t just great to look at but also comfortable to hold in one hand or easy to slip into a bag when on-the-go. It also sports dual front and rear cameras to capture all of life’s moments.       

The Acer Iconia Tab 8 is equipped with a MicroSD™ card slot that allows for extended storage and can be seamlessly integrated with other Acer PCs for accessing data anytime, anywhere through Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC™)(3). BYOC enables users to build their own cloud on their devices, such as music, photos and other types of content on a reliable and secure platform with convenient access to their information and content anytime, anywhere.

Pricing and Availability
The Acer Iconia Tab 8 will be available starting in Q3 2014.
To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.

1 All brands and product names mentioned herein include trademarks of their respective companies and are used solely to describe or identify the products.
2 Battery life may vary depending on usage.
3 Acer BYOC is available on Windows Desktop, Android, iOS and Windows 8 UI, and is preloaded in Acer consumer PCs and Acer Android devices.