Acer Iconia One 8 B1-820
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Iconia One 8 B1-820
Source: Chip.de DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 74% features: 49% display: 74% mobility: 66%
Source: Cyberbloc DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Allround-PC.com DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2015
Model: The Iconia One 8 by Acer is a tablet that can be held in one hand in portrait mode by an adult user. Its 8 inch HD touchscreen features a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. Acer assures that the Precision Plus technology makes every touch input as accurate as possible. The tablet uses an Intel Atom 1.33 GHz processor with 1 GB of RAM and the Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop) operating system. You can choose between 16 GB or 32 GB of internal memory. In addition, the microSD-Slot supports up to 32 GB of memory.
The 5 MP rear camera records videos at 1080p, while the front camera offers a VGA resolution. Cellular connectivity is not available. Hence, all communication is through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The external shell of this tablet is a textured non-slip polycarbonate and there are various color option. The lithium ion battery with a capacity of 4550 mAh promises up to over 8 hours of multimedia use. As a verdict, this tablet is mostly useful for home or office use as there is no cellular option available.
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):
Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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).
Z3735G: SoC with an integrated quad-core Atom processor clocked up to 1.83 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a single channel (32 bit) DDR3L-RS-1333 memory controller.» 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 weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.
Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.
While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.
There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.
77%: 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.