Acer Iconia A1-810
SpecificationsNotebook: Acer Iconia A1-810 (Iconia Tab Series)
Processor: Mediatek MT6589
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 7.9 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 200 euro
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Iconia A1-810
The new tablet icon? Acer's Iconia A1-810 is a 7.9-inch Android tablet with "Uncompromising Performance and Extreme Mobility" – at least according to the manufacturer. We will check if this is true in our review.
It is 20x14x1cm and weights 372grams. The screen surrounds are creamy grey and the back is silver. A not so small Android Tablet that is advertised as useable in one hand. Certainly for those with smaller hands this maybe a slight problem. It is however a near 8inch screen and means normal web pages display without any problems.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
Source: Comp Reviews
Acer's attempt at a low cost Android tablet does a decent job but falls short due to the highly competitive market. It does cost less than $200, offers a decently lag free experience and features an HDMI connector and MicroSD slot most of its competitors do not. The problem is that the tablet it bigger, heavier and features a display that feels like a first generation tablet when compared to those released in the past couple of months.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 40%
We got our hands on Acer’s 7.9-inch Iconia A1 recently and were quietly impressed with a budget tablet that appeared to be punching above its weight yet keeping its feet on the canvas. Useful budget device that, while not as good as the more expensive iPad mini, punches above its weight impressively.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 40% price: 20% performance: 60%
Source: PC Pro
The price might look attractive initially, but the Iconia A1 is a damp squib. Its screen is grainy and dim; it isn’t the smoothest or slickest tablet; the battery life is average; and we’re not sold on the physical design. Ultimately, you’re better off opting for a smaller-screened device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 67% performance: 50% features: 50% workmanship: 50%
Overall we are pretty impressed with what the Acer Iconia A1-810 has to offer. Let’s be clear, this tablet is designed to offer great value for money and isn’t comparable to a lot of tablets on the market such as the iPad Mini in terms of specification because it’s around £100 cheaper. The main selling point of the Acer Iconia A1-810 is it’s price. At around £160 from Pixmania for the 16 GB version, we feel it offers excellent value for money as there isn’t much competition at this price point without compromising with 8 GB of capacity or a dated version of Android (or both). The RRP of the 8 GB version of the tablet is £150, but we couldn’t find it available for sale at the time of writing. At this price, we would be inclined to opt for the 16 GB anyway as a £10 premium for double the memory capacity is great value.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Reg Hardware
It may look like one, but the Acer A1 is no iPad Mini. For a lot of folk, though, that in itself is a benefit. Android buffs seeking an eight-inch tablet have few other choices than the A1, and the iPad Mini is obviously not among them. And, it has to be said, the Acer offers much better expansion and connectivity than the Apple product. It’s clearly less expensive to manufacture than the Mini, but then it costs a whole lot less too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2013
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful tablet with excellent performance and great battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2013
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Performance: High performance; acceptable price; competitive and quality services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/19/2013
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Beautiful and rugged; long battery life; IPS screen with wide viewing angles and accurate colors; quad-core processor; MicroHDMI port and MicroSD slot; rear 1080p camera; good price. Negative: Relatively low resolution screen (162 ppi); No macro mode rear camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2013
PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Quad-core Cortex-A7-based SoC for tablets and smartphones.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.
Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
69.14%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.