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Acer Iconia Tab 8

Specifications

Acer Iconia Tab 8
Acer Iconia Tab 8 (Iconia Series)
Memory
2048 MB 
, LPDDR3
Display
8 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel, LCD, IPS, LED, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB SSD, 16 GB 
, , 9.2 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo audio connection, Card Reader: MicroSD up to 32 GB, Sensors: Gyroscope, Acceleration sensor, GPS
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 215 x 130 ( = 0.33 x 8.46 x 5.12 in)
Battery
Lithium-Polymer, 4600 mAh
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera
Webcam: Main camera 4 MP (2560 x 1440 pixels), Webcam 2 MP (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speaker on the back, Keyboard: Virtual, Keyboard Light: no, Micro USB cable, Modular power supply, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
360 g ( = 12.7 oz / 0.79 pounds), Power Supply: 25 g ( = 0.88 oz / 0.06 pounds)
Price
200 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 86.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 54%, features: 43%, display: 83% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Acer Iconia Tab 8

86% Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
It's a success. A quad-core SoC, Android 4.4.2, a Full HD display, and all that for only 200 Euros (~$256). The 8-inch Acer Iconia Tab 8 tablet offers a lot of good hardware at a low cost. As our review shows, what looks good on paper looks good in practice too.
87% Acer Iconia Tab 8 W (NT.L7GEG.002)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 6/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 87%
Acer Iconia Tab 8 W1-810
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2015

Comment

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.

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

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.

8":

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.

0.36 kg:

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.


86.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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

 

Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-850-13FQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD
HD Graphics (Bay Trail)

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-03- 5 (Update: 2015-03- 5)