Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD
Average of 13 scores (from 15 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD
Source: On MSFT Archive.org version
There is no doubt that the Acer Iconia Tab 8 has a lot to offer in terms of hardware and performance. The main advantages are the quad-core Intel Atom processor and the full high definition display. Additionally, the quality of the construction is also quite decent with an okay camera that is not designed for professional use but will adequately suit the needs of most users.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
At $199, the Iconia Tab 8 looks, on paper, like it would be a decent deal for an 8-inch Android tablet. However, it doesn't last long enough on a charge, and the screen is too dim. While not as powerful, the Dell Venue 8 offers a brighter display and much longer battery life for the same price. If you can live with a lower-resolution screen, try the ASUS MeMO Pad 8, which lasts even longer on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
It seems like you can't have it all when it comes to inexpensive full HD 8-inch tablets. The Acer Iconia Tab 8 has impressive multitasking performance for its $200 price, and its premium looks and feel sets it apart from the generic plastic exteriors that dress countless inexpensive tablets on the market. But we still recommend Dell's Venue 8 (2014)$149.99 at Dell for its better display and more reliable performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Comp Reviews Archive.org version
Acer's new more premium Iconia Tab 8 or A1-840 FHD tablet does bring a much better design and feel to their tablet lineup while carrying a very reasonable price. It is nice to see them upgrade the display and processor for a better experience and higher performance but it still falls a bit short from the competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: SFT - Heft 1/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 92%
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 82% display: 88% mobility: 79%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%
Source: Computerbild - Heft 21/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 73%
Source: Tabtech DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 100% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Source: Allround-PC.com DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2014
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 80%
Source: Frandroid FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Source: 01Net FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Ixbt RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: High quality display; decent video recording and support 4K video. Negative: Problems with the firmware; small amount of internal memory; mediocre performance; low battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2014
The Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD is a cost friendly tablet with average specifications. Design is fundamental and kept bare minimum with a full silver chassis and thick bezel. Edges are curved and the rear panel is accented with the Acer branding and circular camera location. Physical buttons are placed at the sides and there is no physical home button. The Android 4.4.2 KitKat device comes with an Intel Atom Z3745 quad core processor clocked at 1.33 GHz, 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM and internal memory of 16 GB.
The memory capacity can be increased by up to 32 GB with a microSD. The Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD also houses an 8 inch Active Matrix TFT Colour display with LED backlight. Other features included are GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and an HDMI out port. Sound quality is decent with the loudspeaker located at the back. There is a 5 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front facing camera on the tablet. Battery life is good with a single cell Lithium-Ion battery rated at 4600 mAh, which is claimed to deliver up to 7.5 hours of usage. The Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD will certainly satisfy the average user looking for a cheap multimedia and web browsing device.
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).
Z3745: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at up to 1.86 GHz (Turbo), an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1067 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.
73.31%: 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.