Summary: The new tablet icon? Acer's Iconia A1-810 is a 7.9-inch Android tablet with "Uncompromising Performance and Extreme Mobility" – at least according to the manufacturer. We will check if this is true in our review.
Pros: Very good system performance, Decent camera at the back, Good build quality, Low system noise, Good speaker, Latest Android version, The good performance results and the decent camera.
Cons: High energy consumption during idle, Inconvenient haptics, Weak GPS module, Comparatively low resolution, A higher resolution display and better haptics feedback.
Conclusion: Comparisons will inevitably be made with the iPad mini and its 7.9″ Android rivals as highlighted above, and while Apple may win when it comes to design aesthetic and build quality, Acer have got them boxed in the corner when it comes to included features and expandability. The Acer Iconia A1′s screen isn’t great, it’s heavy compared to others and some of the most challenging games are a little too much for the MTK quad-core processor.
Excerpt: Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 is a decent 8-inch tablet that comes with a XGA (1024x768 pixels) screen, dual cameras (5-megapixel main camera, VGA front-facing one), MediaTek's 1.2Ghz quad-core processor, GPS, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a memory card slot.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Excerpt: Acer didn’t just show two Windows 8 machines today, the Aspire R7 and the Aspire P3, but they also took a moment to give its new Android tablet, the Iconia A1, its own moment in the sun. The Acer Iconia A1 features a 7.9-inch display with IPS technology, which means its viewing angles will be very good, a quad-core processor and fits perfectly in one hand, even a hand as small as mine.
Summary: In conclusion I liked the Acer Iconia A1-810 tablet, the size, the lag free UI, the decent internal memory, the memory card and HDMI port all combine to make a nice experience. The build quality, RRP price and the screen do let it down a little, making the Nexus a slightly better choice. Although with the appearance of newer tablets the price of this Acer tablet will drop, I’ve seen this for about £150 which is a bargain.
Pros: Nice size for software, Android 4.2.2, Micro SD and Micro HDMI, Lightweight, Decent sound quality with headphones
Cons: Fingerprint magnet screen, Build quality is a bit basic, Screen brightness
The Acer Iconia A1-810 is a low-cost, 7.9in Android tablet that offers good value for money
Good Gear Guide.au
31 July 2013
Summary: The Acer Iconia A1-810 is a low-cost, 7.9in Android tablet that shares many similarities to the Apple iPad mini. There's a few compromises including a below average screen and a thick design, but the Iconia A1 performs reasonably well overall and provides good value for money.
Pros: Reasonable performance, Good value for money, microSD card slot
Cons: Below average screen, Thick design, No 3G or 4G model in Australia
Excerpt: Acer's budget Android tablet takes some design cues from the iPad Mini , in that it has a 7.9in 4:3 display, rather than the 16:9 widescreen displays found on most Android tablets. It also has an impressive specification for a £160 tablet, but Android is notoriously picky when it comes to screens that don't stick to the tried and tested 16:9 aspect ratio.