While everyone’s going ga ga over the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, discussing how it is poised to be the perfect competitor to the Apple iPad Mini, Acer introduced its own counter to this popular 8-inch tablet – the Iconia A1-810. Now even though the company wanted to keep a low profile, we couldn’t help but notice this tablet.

Like the iPad Mini, the Iconia A1-810 also has a 7.9-inch display, with a resolution of 1024X768 pixels and comes with a price tag of £199, making it quite an interesting alternative to the higher priced iPad Mini. The device is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, and comes with 16 GB of internal storage.

It is fitted with a 5 MP rear camera but we find its 0.3 MP front-facing camera a tad inadequate. The Iconia A1-810 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is slightly heavier than the iPad Mini at 460g. According to an e-commerce site, Acer will start shipping the device from June, while we’re still waiting on an official confirmation from its makers.