Acer’s family-friendly Iconia One 8 goes live at CES 2016

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As soon as this month in select markets, Acer will be selling its new Iconia One 8 that was just announced at CES 2016. The tablet, which has modest specifications, focuses on software features that give parents confidence in allowing their children access to the connected world. Acer’s Kids Cetner app simplifies the user interface, serves up child-targeted content, and hands over parental controls to create an age-appropriate experience.

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Key specifications:

  • 8-inch HD IPS display
  • MediaTek quad-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage with microSD card slot
  • 5MP / 2MP cameras
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop

The Iconia One 8 will be sold later this month in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa starting at €129. When the tablet becomes available next month in North America, it’ll cost $99. Color options are white and blue back panels while the front remains white.

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Acer Launches Pocket-Friendly 8-inch Android Tablet for Families

Kids Center features simplified user interface, pre-screened content appropriate for children and parental controls

LAS VEGAS (Jan 4, 2016) Acer today announced the Iconia One 8 (B1-850), an 8-inch media tablet for families, children or novice users. The ultra-affordable Android tablet provides ample performance for web browsing, video playback and casual gaming, while featuring the Acer Kids Center app for child-friendly interface and parental controls.

The Iconia One 8 (B1-850) features an 8-inch HD IPS display with 10-point multi-touch, providing bright and vivid images with wide-viewing angles, while supporting a better touch exeprience for gaming. Running Android 5.1, it features 9 hours of battery life, a MediaTek quad-core processor, a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front-facing camera, 1GB DDR3L RAM, 16GB internal storage, and a storage expansion slot which supports up to 128GB Micro SD cards. The new Iconia One 8 is available with white or blue back cover options.

Acer Kids Center for Sharing with Children

The Iconia One 8 (B1-850) features smart tools developed by Acer that simplify everyday tasks:

  • EZ WakeUp – With just one-touch and a double tap, the tablet awakens and loads a pre-selected app of choice.
  • EZ Snap – Makes it easy to take a screenshot with a simple three-finger pinch. Images can be easily edited and shared.
  • System Doctor – Manages the device’s memory, storage, and apps to optimize system functionality

Pricing and Availability

The Acer Iconia 8 One (B1-850) will be available in North America in February with prices starting at US$99.99, and in EMEA this month with prices starting at €129.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.


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