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Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40-N68R

Specifications

Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40-N68R
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40-N68R (Iconia Tab 10 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
, DDR3L SDRAM
Display
10.1 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 218 PPI, Multi-Touch, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 259 x 167.5 ( = 0.35 x 10.2 x 6.59 in)
Battery
6100 mAh Lithium-Ion, 2 cells, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 8 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Weight
529 g ( = 18.66 oz / 1.17 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
200 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: 78% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40-N68R

Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40 Review
Source: Gear Open English
The Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40 is better than other Android tablets in the £110-130 range because it has a 1,920 x 1,200 pixel screen – it isn’t grossly pixellated, and therefore is a big upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2016
60% Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40 is better than other Android tablets in the £110-130 range because it has a 1,920 x 1,200 pixel screen – it isn't grossly pixellated, and therefore is a big upgrade. However, it doesn’t quite do enough elsewhere to be a complete success – or to avoid appearing a little dated in parts.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

88% Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40 (32 GB)
Source: SFT - 12/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 88%
81% Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40 (32 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 12/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 81% display: 85% mobility: 74%
Multimedia-Tablet im Hands-on
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2016
Acer Iconia Tab 10, claves, precios y opiniones
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; long battery life; slim size and lightweight; powerful hardware; good price. Negative: Poor cameras; unsupport mobile networking.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2016
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40
Source: Consumentenbond Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Excellent display; good sound; long battery life; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/11/2016
Test de l’Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40 : signes extérieurs de richesse
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Nice display; good speakers. Negative: Heavy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2017
70% Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40 [TEST]: Underholdningscentral til lavpris
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 100% performance: 60%

Comment

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Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40-N68R

With the android budget tablet market bursting at its seams it isn't surprising that Acer has decided to chip in with its own take with the Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40-N68R. First and foremost is its screen resolution at 1920x1200 pixels for a 10-inch tablet with its price is unheard of, although there are some problems with that as it becomes apparent. While having a larger resolution is certainly good in anyone's books the processor and graphics that Acer decided to bake in certainly do not. Although general usage proves usability to be somewhat smooth when it comes to actually gaming on this tablet it starts to show sluggishness especially with its weak MediaTek MT8163 processor. Moreover, its integrated graphics is of the dual-core variant of the Mali-T720 which is usually much more suited for 800p tablets which goes to show the GPU is being stretched to its limits. The Iconia Tab 10 A3 operates on Android 6.0 which has some Acer software customizations but generally operates quite similarly to stock Android. One of the main features of the Acer altered Android is it features an extra custom home screen on the left of the default, aptly named Left Page. It's generally a newsfeed page with your standard social media updates such as Facebook or Twitter. Although it is a welcomed feature it generally tends to be sluggish. Being a budget tablet it remains generally bloat free although some bloat does exist.

The Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3 has 2 cameras with 1 on the rear and front, but both are neither impressive or worth a hoot about. The rear camera is a 5 MP sensor with no flash which is amusing because it feels like it was included for the sake of it. Image quality is somewhat average but better than nothing, however it should be noted that actual images might vary slightly from what is displayed. Additionally, users should note that the Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3 isn't a fast shooter with at least a half second delay in between shots. Finally, it's usually common to see budget tablets sip power which helps to boost battery life, such is not the case for the Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3 with its higher resolution display its battery does take a nosedive relatively fast with 5 hours while Wi-Fi and about 4 hours while gaming. In terms of audio quality, the Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3 has a 4-speaker array which somewhat gives a solid listening experience although tuning the EQ setting may help a little more. The only downside is the sound lacks the bass it needs to drive a much more pleasant listening experience. Overall because this is a budget orientated tablet one should not expect too much, but if you're just someone who wants a budget tablet with a somewhat better viewing experience the Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40-N68R might not be that bad after all.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript. 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.
MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz: Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.5 GHz (V/A version) with integrated Mali-T720 MP2 clocked at 600 MHz graphics card.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
10.1":

This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

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.
0.529 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


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.


74.75%: 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

Trekstor Surftab B10
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
Asus ZenPad 10 Z301M
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Medion Lifetab E10412
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Trekstor Primetab P10-99361
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
Cube iPlay 10
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT8735
Lenovo Tab 3 Business TB3-X70F
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8161
Archos 101 Saphir
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A32-K1UF
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT8735
Archos 101b Oxygen
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A30
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40-N96X
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
Asus ZenPad 10 Z300M-6B040A
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Asus ZenPad 10.0 Z300M-6A039A
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
BQ Aquaris M10
Mali-T720 MP2, unknown

Devices with the same GPU

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2018
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 8", 0.483 kg
Trekstor Surftab Theatre K13
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, 13.3", 0.972 kg
Lenovo Tab 4 7 TB-7504F
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8161, 7", 0.26 kg
Lenovo Tab 3 730F
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8161, 7", 0.26 kg
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2017
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 8", 0.483 kg
Acer Iconia One 7 B1-780-K610
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 7", 0.25 kg
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2017
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 7", 0.39 kg
Lenovo Tab3 8 TB3-850F
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8161, 8", 0.33 kg
Archos 97c Platinum
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 7.7", 0.47 kg
ODYS TigerTab 8
Mali-T720 MP2, unknown, 8", 0.35 kg
BQ Aquaris M8
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 8", 0.35 kg
Archos 70 Oxygen
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, 7", 0.3 kg
Lenovo Tab 3 730X
Mali-T720 MP2, unknown, 7", 0.26 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-22 (Update: 2016-09-22)