Acer Iconia A1-811
SpecificationsNotebook: Acer Iconia A1-811 (Iconia Tab Series)
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX545
Display: 7.9 inch, 16:9, 1024x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Iconia A1-811
Source: PC Advisor
The budget Android tablet market is a brilliant arms race. The Acer Iconia A1 is right in the mix as one of the best tablets in terms of value for money. If you're looking for something to surf the web, use social networks and watch videos on the A1 merits consideration. The fact that it has a microSD card slot makes it a really attractive tablet for £149.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Com! - Heft 4/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 66%
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 12/2013
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Positive: low price; strong processor; appealing configuration details Negative: deficient workmanship
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2013
Source: Tablety PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN
Positive: Good performance; efficient flash memory; long battery life; good workmanship; micro-HDMI port. Negative: Low brightness of the display; glass coating is easy to get dirty; heavy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2014
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: IPS screen; quad cores processor; elegant case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2013
Acer has joined the bandwagon of budget tablets by releasing the Acer Iconia A1 product range. The Iconia A1-811 is a 3G version of the tablet. The specs are pretty decent and while the built quality is not spectacular, it looks passable. This Android 4.2.2 (JB) tablet weighs around 430 grams and features 7.9” Active Matrix screen. The plastic screen might not be as rigid as glass, but it will do. Form factor and finish makes it look like something that is quite comfortable to use even if it is not made from premium materials.
The 4960 mAh Li-ion battery powers the MediaTek 1.20Ghz Quad-core processor and 1 GB RAM. Battery life is average and can last a weekend of web browsing with a couple of movies thrown in as suggested by Acer. The device comes with a 16 GB storage space and here is the tiny but surprising part; it comes with a MicroSD slot. This allows even larger savings with the possible addition of a 32 GB memory card instead of purchasing a higher memory capacity tablet. The tablet comes with a rear 5 megapixels and front VGA camera. Acer has kept the software clean with minimal bloatware and that is a good thing. The Acer Iconia A1-811 is value for money with enough capability to make the average user contented.
Integrated GPU in a number of Intel Atom Clover Trail processors.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
: » 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 %
78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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