Excerpt: In the 7 inch budget tablet world, the Acer Iconia Tab 7 does nothing out of the ordinary or different than its competition. It just settles for identical specs of what other manufacturers have to offer and also suffers from many shortcomings.
Summary: How many entry-level tablet from about 8″, this Acer Iconia A1 does not hide its compromises, with a weight above average, an IPS screen for improved resolution and quality, and an anonymous design. In any case, the product is not disappointing at all.
Pros: Affordably priced, Good performance, Hardware quality, Competitive price.
Cons: Screen quality only average, Anonymous design, Weight above average.
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.
Summary: Budget Android tablet looks solid but unexceptional
Pros: 4:3 screen, Good connectivity, Strong battery, Despite its drab design, the Acer Iconia A1 is a very solidly made tablet that we'd be happy to throw around a house for a few years at least. The Touch WakeUp app proves useful in removing a layer of often pointless security, while we love the micro...
Cons: Better-spec tablets are cheaper, No word on newer Android, Screen poor, With Apple improving the iPad mini display, as well as Google and Amazon also pushing hard in this area, the Acer simply can't keep up. Looking to beat its rivals on price above all else, Acer hasn't allowed itself to get to ...
Excerpt: ‘Light’ and ‘plastic’ and the first two words that come to mind when we took out Acer’s Iconia A1 7.9-inch tablet from the box. This does not necessarily mean it is cheap and nasty, but first impressions do count, and that was ours.
Pros: Cheap, light and therefore portable
Cons: Front camera; resolution could be better; wifi only