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Acer Iconia Tab 8 (A1-840 FHD) Review

When shopping for a new tablet, it is always difficult to choose between which manufacture to choose, size and specifications. In the realm of Android tablets there are more than just a handful that you can pick from. With the Acer Iconia Tab 8 priced at $199, its specifications make it a competitor to one of the most popular 7″ tablets the Nexus 7

Acer Iconia Tab 8 vs Nexus 7 (2013)

Weight(g): Acer(360) | Nexus 7(290)

Screen Size: Acer(8″) | Nexus 7(7.02)

Resolution: Acer(1920×1200) | Nexus 7(1920×1200)

Pixels Per Inch (ppi):  Acer(283) | Nexus 7(323)

My impressions remain the same as when I first unboxed the Acer. Its very sleek, clean and build quality feels fantastic. The screen is one of the brightest I have seen in the market  and is a well made device. The only downfall I can say about this device is the rear speaker bar. Its not super quiet but at the same time does not surprise me with a great audio quality. Needless to say I personally tend to use this tablet with my headphones plugged in.

Lastly another benefit of the Acer Iconia is the support from Acer. If you ever have any issues or concerns with the tablet their customer support and relations team is spot on and quick to solve any situation to verify that the customer is happy.

Technical Specifications:

  • OS – Android KitKat
  • Screen – 1920×1200 IPS LCD
  • Weight – 360g
  • Processor – Intel’s Z3745 1.8GHz
  • Memory – 16/32GB internal storage with 2GB RAM
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE)

By: Andrew Pritykin

Acer Iconia Tab 8 (A1-840 FHD) Unboxing

When people think of tablets a few come to mind, the Ipad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, LG G Pad and the Acer Iconia. During my visit at Google I/O at one of the Intel parties I was given one of the latest tablets from Acer. The Iconia Tab 8 is running Android KitKat and powered by Intel’s Z3745 quad-core Atom processor.The Iconia Tab 8’s IPS panel has a 1,920×1,200 resolution. It’s also using something called Zero Air Gap that brings the panel closer to the protective glass. The tablet only weighs about 360g and comes with a really sleek metallic finish on the back. Battery life is said to last around 7 hours with constant view, which is not top of the line but is long enough for someone who uses tablets for average use.

 

With a first look the Iconia is very impressive. The screen is very sharp and clear, especially when reading small text or watching HD video. The feel of the tablet is not large and with the metallic brush on the back the tablet reminds me of the similar metallic HTC One. With the very impressive specs and much anticipation for the new Iconia Tab 8, I am looking forward to playing with the tablet and writing a full review.

Technical Specifications:

  • OS – Android KitKat
  • Screen – 1920×1200 IPS LCD
  • Weight – 360g
  • Processor – Intel’s Z3745 1.8GHz
  • Memory – 16/32GB internal storage with 2GB RAM
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE)

Whats in the box:

  • Iconia Tab 8
  • User manual
  • USB cable
  • Travel Adapter

By: Andrew Pritykin