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Acer Iconia A1-811


Acer Iconia A1-811
Acer Iconia A1-811 (Iconia Tab Series)
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
7.90 inch 16:9, 1024 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Operating System
Android 4.2
460 g ( = 16.23 oz / 1.01 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 60%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Iconia A1-811

80% Acer Iconia A1 review: budget Android tablet with a microSD card slot
Source: Tech Advisor English version
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%

Foreign Reviews

66% Acer Iconia Tab A1-811
Source: Com! - Heft 4/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 66%
83% Acer Iconia Tab A1-811
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 12/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Tablet mit Quad-Core-CPU und GPS für 189 Euro
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN version
Positive: low price; strong processor; appealing configuration details Negative: deficient workmanship
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2013
83% Recenzja tabletu Acer Iconia A1-811
Source: Tablety Turkish PL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Żwawy tablet Acera z pojemnym akumulatorem
Source: PC Turkish PL→EN version
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
Ексклузивно превю на Acer Iconia A1-811 – силна намеса при малките таблети
Source: BU→EN version
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.

PowerVR SGX545:

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 Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display format is in the mid-range for smartphones. It offers a compromise between good visibility, details and resolution on the screen, and you can still fit it into trouser pockets.

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

Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.

Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.

78%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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


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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-18 (Update: 2013-06-18)