The Taiwanese company Acer just give out a new tablet that soon will compete in the market within the league of low cost tablets. It’s the brand new Acer Iconia A1-810 , a tablet with 7.9-inch IPS display and Android operating system which is specially designed for a professional audience who want to always keep in your pocket a device to carry your office, email electronic and navigation. And although it is a low cost item, the second generation of the Acer Iconia A1 comes with a simple design and renovation , but also with multiple features improved techniques.
One of the most important, certainly, is the connectivity 3G (optional) and WiFi that allow users to fully enjoy browsing through the Internet. The device is completely suitable for media playback and incorporates direct access to over 500 free online publications, applications, online magazines or blogs.The new Acer Iconia A1 (WiFi) will be for sale in Spain from next July for 170 euros in the open market.We analyze in depth the A1-A810 Acer Iconia thoroughly with photos, videos and opinions.
Design and Display
It is a device ready, but light and easy to carry around. Its weight makes it possible. The Acer Iconia A1has dimensions of 208.7 x 145.7 x 11.1 mm and a maximum weight of 410 grams (for version WiFi ) and430 grams (for editing 3G + WiFi ). It is, as you see, a very small tablet that it will be very comfortable when transporting in any bag, backpack or suitcase handle or standing , waiting for the subway or riding the bus. But comfort is not incompatible with elegance. Nothing is further from reality. The Acer Iconia A1 format is presented with a very distinguished, soft and comfortable grip, color white , in the back, and black , on the front frame.
The screen is one of its strengths. Ranked the wider front of the device and in fact, the TFT-LCD panelextends 7.9 inches , comfortable enough to manage all the tasks and content with enough agility. The display features LED backlight technology IPS and a viewing angle of 170 degrees . This will allow users to enjoy photos, multimedia and high-quality videos, with much more accurate color and higher gloss .With the resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels , text and graphics look sharper and clearer. Their relationshipaspectual 4:3 is especially suitable for reading, web browsing and video games, a nice feature for those who also want to use the tablet for their entertainment to share with your family, and of course, with the smaller house.
The Acer Iconia A1 is a tablet specifically prepared for connectivity . So much so, that the user can opt for two different models: one that only equipped with WiFi and other leading 3G + WiFi , an option will be available initially as a priority in Spain . Thus, in addition to connect at home or at work through wireless networks available, we shall enjoy an Internet connection even if we are outside on the street or anywhere else without nets WiFi operational. Technology is compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 , a feature that will allow us to easily share content or even synchronize other accessories in addition to GPS , an indispensable role to use some applications that require geolocation navigation or GPS .
In the field of physical connections, the Acer Iconia A1 incorporates an entry microUSB 2.0 , useful for synchronizing content with your computer, a 3.5 mm output for earphones, a microHDMI entry to enjoy multimedia content on large screens , and a microSD card slot that will serve to expand the internal memory of the device up to 32 GB .
The Acer Iconia A1 has a discreet camera, but according to these devices. Sensor has an integrated five inches, with capacity to make a remarkable quality photos and HD video recording @ 30fps or 1080p .The second camera, located in the front of the tablet, has a 0.3 megapixel sensor and is perfectly ready to record video in VGA quality 640 x 480 pixels . Users who want to edit images always have time to download applications specifically focused on photo retouching or applying filters. Instagram is a good idea for those who enjoy the art of editing from the tablet then share these images with your friends by email or through your favorite social networks.
Memory and power
This is, without doubt, one of its most important sections. The Acer Iconia A1 comes with a internal memory of 8 GB or 16 GB , with the possibility of adding 32 extra GB to enjoy a superior storage. In this way, users can save their favorite content (photos, videos, music) and working documents to make them available anywhere. The best thing will be to keep all these files in the memory card for memory always enjoy clean, large enough to store large files or applications at times.
But the Acer Iconia A1 stands for another feature revealing. We have to refer to your processor quad-core CPU MTK , capable of operating at a clock frequency of 1.2 GHz . heart is a powerful and robust help us when running small applications, but also when we need all Tablet potential for large programs or video games . This capability is not supported by another component unless necessary: RAM , in this case of 1 GB .
Operating System and Applications
The Acer Iconia A1 runs through the icons of Google . Specifically with Android in its version 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) , equipped with multiple improvements, some of them focused on safety. The new version of this platform focuses on significant changes in the notification bar, which now includes direct access to some basic functions , the resizing of widgets or Google Now , a new intelligent search system that puts the user with tray the information you need on a topic or in a moment.
As a good tablet with Android also has installed some of the most important services of Google . They usually offer free to customers, also through applications. They are: Google Search , Google Maps ,Gmail , Google Latitude , Google Play Store , Google Plus , YouTube , Google Talk , Google Places , Google Navigation , Google Downloads and Voice Search . With access to the application store of Google , you will have the opportunity to perform all the downloads you want to expand and improve the functions of the device. Do not forget that Google Play makes available to its customers more than 600,000 proposals from utilities and games , plus a lot of content (images, videos, music), both free and paid.
Music, video, photos and multimedia
Like any device to match, this Acer Iconia A1 is perfectly suited to play music, video and photos in the most common formats. In fact, in the sheet specifies the following: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, and OTA. The recording system of the camera to capture a good sound thanks to the integrated microphone for video and audio capture clearly, we also feature will be very usefulwhen doing video chats and recordings . Thanks to the port USB 2.0 port and microHDMI can transfer large files more agile and quickly share photos, music, videos and other digital content. His memory of 8 or 16 GB plays into storage for a high, especially for those people who are always up and down with yourtablet under his arm.
The Acer Iconia A1 incorporates a lithium ion battery with a capacity of 4,960 milliamps . This is arechargeable piece that we can enjoy a range of eight hours , at most, playing HD video and 408 hours standby . These times correspond to tests performed by Acer through standard measurement systems. However, you should know that the real autonomy always depend on many external factors such as network status , functions that have enabled or own use to make each user personally.
The Taiwanese company Acer has sought to strengthen its line of low-cost tablets with a proposal that will appeal to business users, but also those who want to enter the world tablet with a device that will complete your battery operating media, focusing each of these supports for a purpose, a place and a very specific interests. It is a light play of just 7.9 inches , sure to please lovers of practicality. And is that despite having a screen of smaller size , is planted with a sheet weight : 8 to 16 GB of internal memory , quad-core processor, camera of five megapixels and connectivity 3G and WiFi . Tops the deeds an interesting detail: the price. In Spain may be purchased from this summer ( July 2013 ) by 170 euros , an amount within the reach of most pockets. Do not forget that the iPad Mini , with the same screen size, the price almost doubles.
|Weight and dimensions||208.7 x 145.7 x 11.1 mm
410 grams (WiFi)
430 grams (3G)
|Memory||8 GB / 16 GB internal storage
microSD card slot up to 32 GB
1 GB of RAM
||TFT-LCD 7.9 inch
XGA resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
with IPS technology
Capacitive Touch Technology
|Camera||5 megapixel camera
1080p HD video recording @ 30fps
Secondary camera 0.3 megapixel at 30fps
-VGA 640 X 480 pixels
|Multimedia||Playing music, video and photos
Supported formats: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID , MIDI, XMF,
MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
|Controls and connections||Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
quad-core processor at 1.2 GHz
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n
Bluetooth 4.0 Technology
Output 3.5-mm headphone jack
MicroSD card slot
Services Google: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search
|Autonomy||Lithium ion battery of 4960 mAh
408 hours standby
8 hours HD video playback