Acer Iconia A1-830


Acer Iconia A1-830Notebook: Acer Iconia A1-830 (Iconia Tab Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z2560
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 7.9 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 0.38kg
Price: 170 euro
Average Score: 69.92% - average
Average of 12 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 66%, features: 61%, display: 73% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Acer Iconia A1-830

82% Review Acer Iconia A1-830 Tablet | Notebookcheck
8-inches of metal. You're looking for an affordable tablet that is compact and stylish? Then you should look at Acer's Iconia A1-830 that wants to convince with a metal back and Intel Atom processor for a price of 170 Euros (~$233).
60% Review: Acer Iconia A1-830
Source: Gadgetguy English
At a price of $249, it’s hard to see the A1 830 as good value, even if it does compete on price quite well with Apple’s own iPad Mini, which Acer is drawing heavy inspiration of. The problem is there are better options for a little bit more out there, and if you had to pick, we’d probably tell you to shell out that little extra or wait for this to drop even more before considering pulling out that wallet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
60% Acer Iconia A1-830
Source: It Pro English
The Iconia improves on older Acer tablets with better build quality, and it's got enough power under the hood to handle day-to-day Android usage. The screen isn't good, though, and the lack of the latest Android software means this device misses out on a long list of features. The £140 price is tempting, though, and the Iconia is good enough to use on a daily basis - something we couldn't say about most budget Android tablets.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% Acer Iconia A1-830 review
Source: PC Pro English
Like the Iconia A1 before it, the Acer Iconia A1-830’s price is highly attractive. However, unlike its predecessor, the A1-830 boasts passable performance and screen quality, plus marginally better build quality. In the overall scheme of things, the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX 7in are better quality all-round, with superior displays, quicker performance and longer battery life, but at a lower £138, this tablet has some budget appeal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
50% Acer Iconia A1 review: A merely competent budget tablet
Source: Greenbot English
For $180, the Acer Iconia A1 is a solid Android tablet that could be good for kids or as your first budget tablet, but there are more options that can give you more bang for your buck in either price or features. The Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HDX, Tegra Note, and the Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch can be yours for just a few more greenbacks, so the A1 certainly isn’t an affordable tablet in a desolate space. Possibly the most interesting part of the Acer Iconia A1 is the fact that it ships with an Intel processor, but that’s just a curiosity that won’t impress those who are actually going to buy it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Acer Iconia A1-830
Source: Laptop Mag English
For $179, the Iconia A1-830 is an affordable tablet that offers a fairly big screen for a low price. We also like the metal back, which gives this slate a sturdier feel than some other low-cost slates. Unfortunately, the somewhat dim screen and below-average battery life may give some pause.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Acer Iconia A1-830 tablet Review
Source: Slashgear English
Acer has really come out swinging with this device. Not unlike what Motorola did with the Moto G, here Acer creates a tablet that looks great and works great at its price point. At $180 USD, this device is ready to take on the rest of the market at that point without a doubt.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/07/2014
Acer Iconia A1-830
Source: Trusted Reviews English
People expecting the Acer Iconia A1-830 to be a cheap iPad mini will likely be disappointed. It looks like an iPad mini, but the Android OS means it's nothing like an Apple tablet. It's also not particularly remarkable in terms of the specs it offers, thanks to a low-resolution screen and middleweight processor. However, it looks and feels pretty good for the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/06/2014

Foreign Reviews

81% Acer Iconia A1-830
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 83% features: 81% display: 80% mobility: 77%
71% Acer Iconia Tab A1-830
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 80% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Das günstigere iPad mini
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2014
88% Der günstige Konkurrent des Apple iPad mini
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 88% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
80% Acer Iconia A1-830
Source: Connect - Heft 4/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Iconia A1-830
Source: German DE→EN
Positive: chic design; good workmanship; brisk performance; storage upgrade possible Negative: low display resolution
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2014
Acer Iconia A1-830, la hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive design; good viewing angles; good performance; good camera; good price. Negative: Relatively short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2014
60% Acer Iconia A1-830
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Test de l'Acer Iconia A1-830, la très bonne affaire
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Iconia A1-830 tablet tesztje: Atomot neki!
Source: HU→EN
Positive: Slim and light; metal case; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2014
Acer Iconia A1-830 – таблет, който ще промени представите ви за бюджетния клас.
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Light aluminum case; good image quality of the camera; good price; Intel Atom processor platform.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/14/2014



The Acer Iconia A1-830 gives off a modern and high-end feel tablet for a low price. The lightweight device uses white and silver as its color schemes and is comfortable to hold due to its smooth finish. Under the hood, the Acer Iconia A1-830 is powered by an Intel Atom dual-core processor with processing speed of 1.6 GHz and 1GB of RAM. Running casual applications and games will be smooth, but larger and more demanding applications will face some slight hiccups.

The 7.9 inch display only has a resolution of 1024 by 768 pixel, which is not really much. Many other 7.9 inch displays already have much higher resolutions. Hence, viewing HD videos on this device won’t be as enjoyable. The model also comes with Bluetooth 4.0 support and 802.11 Wi-Fi for 2.4 GHz bands only. The Acer Iconia A1-830 has a 5 MP rear camera, which rivals other more expensive brands.

All in all, the Acer Iconia A1-830 is a budget device in a stylish and fashionable package. It is a great Android option for those whose main concern is budget and appearance. Those looking for great performance, however, may not be so attracted to the simple and basic specifications of the Acer Iconia A1-830.

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

Z2560: SoC with an integrated dual-core Atom based CPU clocked at 0.9 - 1.6 (short bursts), a 400 MHz PowerVR SGX 544MP2 graphics card, and a dual channel LPDDR2 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

7.9": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.38 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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 %

Acer reviews

69.92%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Prestigio Multipad 7.9 inch
Mediatek MT8389
» Archos 79 Xenon
» MSI Primo 81
» Acer Iconia A1-810
Mediatek MT6589

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL
Atom Z2560, 7.0", 0.333 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500
Mediatek MT8121, 8.0", 0.36 kg
» MSI Primo 93
unknown, 9.7", 0.62 kg
» Lenovo A10-59407931
unknown, 10.1", 0.54 kg
» Acer Iconia A3-A11 3G
Mediatek MT8389, 10.1", 0.57 kg
» Acer Iconia One 7 B1-730
Atom Z2560, 7.0", 0.32 kg
» Huawei Ascend G610
Mediatek MT6589, 5", 0.17 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-CQ002H
Atom Z2560, 11.6", 0.7 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F
MP5232, 4.5", 0.137 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPhone P780
Mediatek MT6589, 5.0", 0.18 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 3G 59-374506
Mediatek MT8389, 7.0", 0.34 kg
» Asus Fonepad ME175CG
Atom Z2420, 7.0", 0.34 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad A10
Mediatek MT8121, 10.1", 0.5445 kg
» Lenovo K900
Atom Z2580, 5.5", 0.17 kg
» Asus Zenfone 4
unknown, 4.0", 0.2 kg
» Asus Zenfone 5
Atom Z2580, 5.0", 0.2 kg
» Asus Zenfone 6
Atom Z2580, 6.0", 0.2 kg
» Gigaset QV830
Mediatek MT8125, 8.0", 0.34 kg
» Alcatel One Touch Idol X
Mediatek MT6589, 5", 0.13 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab S6000-F
Mediatek MT8125, 10.1", 0.6 kg
» Lenovo S5000-F
Mediatek MT8125, 7.0", 0.246 kg
» Dell Venue 8
Atom Z2580, 8.0", 0.4 kg
» Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
Mediatek MT8389, 8.0", 0.401 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
Mediatek MT8125, 10.1", 0.61 kg
» Asus Fonepad ME372CG
Atom Z2560, 7.0", 0.328 kg
Current Prices

$301.30 Iconia A1-830/Z2560 DC 1GB 16GB 8

Acer Iconia A1-830 16GB
» 123.90 GBP (lowest price)
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129.07 GBP King of Gadgets
129.99 GBP Argos
132.02 GBP Future1
139.95 GBP John Lewis

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-12 (Update: 2014-01-12)