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Acer Iconia

Specifications

Acer IconiaNotebook: Acer Iconia (Iconia Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.73kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 75.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 74%, features: 77%, display: 67% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Acer Iconia

78% Review Acer Iconia Dual Screen Tablet | Notebookcheck
Touchbook. The Iconia is the Ferrari in Acer's tablet campaign. We see it rather more as a tank. Weight and size are far from any kind of portable lightness. Nevertheless, the control concept of the foldable tablet works.
70% Acer ICONIA TFT
Source: CNet English
Acer's inventive Iconia laptop falls into that exclusive category we sometimes call executive laptops. Unlike a lot of other unique proof-of-concept laptops, the Acer Iconia is fun to use and largely works as advertised. But it has a hard time answering the most frequent question we hear about it: why would anyone need a dual-touch-screen laptop?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 60%
First Look: Acer Iconia review
Source: Pocket Lint English

The Acer Iconia is definitely on trend with tons of social and sharing features built directly into the interface, along with touchscreen capabilities, which makes dragging, dropping, and sharing simple. That said, a touchscreen laptop does pose a certain number of problems when it comes to normal day-to-day procedures. Aside from the coolness of Facebooking on one screen while watching a movie, if you instead decide to type something up, there is a certain learning curve required to master the virtual touchscreen keyboard. The longer the document, the more errors you may make as you begin to rest your hands on letters rather than traditional keyboard space.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/25/2010
Acer Iconia review: first look
Source: T3 English
Acer is positioning the Iconia as a lifestyle product, with more 10, 7 and 5-inch versions and potentially (although Acer couldn’t confirm this) on other operating systems. At the moment it’s quite hard to see who would buy the Iconia in this incarnation. While we like the Acer Ring interface, at £1400 it’s very expensive and we’re not convinced it adds enough to what is basically a Windows 7 laptop to justify the cost. Our time with the Iconia was brief, but we’ll bring you a full review as soon as possible.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/23/2010
Acer Iconia
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Impressive though the Iconia is, though, we're still struggling to think quite what use it has.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/23/2010

Foreign Reviews

80% Acer Iconia
Source: PC Magazin - 6/11 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Acer Iconia im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 79% features: 81% display: 68% mobility: 64% ergonomy: 78% emissions: 78%
Acer Iconia Touchbook
Source: Chip.de - 8/11 German
sufficient
Single Review, , Short, Date: 07/01/2011
Acer Iconia im Test: Notebook mit Doppel-Touchscreen
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
performance mediocre, display and battery runtime deficient
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2011
Acer Iconia Dual Screen
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
positive: two displays; negative: battery runtime, weight, dark display
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2011
触控新视界!宏碁iconia双屏酷本终极探问
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2011
Acer ICONIA Touchbook
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
positive: workmanship, connections, performance; negaitve: battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2011

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


480M: The Core i5-480M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.66-2.9 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

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.


2.73 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


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


75.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)