Acer is not a new entry in the tablet market, it has always been a competitor of those who produce budget friendly devices. Though its Iconia line of Android tablet was quite affordable but still it was unable to leave a great impact. But the recent addition in the Iconia family, Iconia One 7 has finally got the long awaited attention and appreciation.
Driven by an Intel Atom processor, running Android KitKat 4.4 and having a 7 inch display its first impression is quite impressive. At an affordable price of just £99 it is offering you bit more than expected. Let’s review it in detail so you can get a better idea of this latest device.
Having an 8.6mm chassis it is slimmer than most of other Android tablets you get in this price but weighing 320g it may not be the lightest one around. But still it is easy to hold and you can easily slip it into the bag without adding much weight. It features a 7mm bezel and a dimpled back which sets it apart from typical cheap tablets. The smooth glass in the front feels good and there is no fuss of many buttons. Just one power button and a volume controller. The headphone and USB ports are on the top edge of the tablet and SD card reader is also at the top for easy access. Featuring an HD screen which packs in a pixel density of 216ppi, the 1,280 x 800 resolution the IPS LCD screen offers a great visual experience.
We don’t expect an under £100 tablet to pack in a punch but Acer Iconia One 7 tablet has succeeded in satisfying it users. The best thing is it packs in an Intel’s’ Quad Core processor which is often missed in budgeted tablets. Powered by Intel’s Atom Z3735G quad-core processor which is clocked at 1.33Ghz it gives you the performance you always wished to have from a tablet. With a perfect combination of KitKat 4.4, 1GB RAM and powerful processor, it fluidly runs all the applications and flies through all the tasks. By giving a generous 16GB storage capacity Acer has excelled most of the other tablet makers which are still trying to make people happy with 8GB.
The point where Iconia One 7 falls below our expectation is its camera result. Despite featuring a 5 megapixel back camera it still gives smudgy and unclear pictures, no matter how much you fumble with the settings you’ll still get same smudgy pictures. Every picture has a bluish purple tinge which makes picture looks artificial. The only thing that is good about this camera is the large number of filters and options it offers. The front facing camera with 0.3 megapixel also has the same story. It fails to take bright pictures and a video call on Skype can be passed only if you are sitting in a very brightly lit room.
Battery is among some of the most important features of a tablet. You cannot take most out of your tab unless it features a long lasting battery. Understanding this, Acer has equipped Iconia One 7 with a 3,420mAh Lithium Polymer battery which lasts for 7 hours which are enough to satisfy an average user.
I would say if you are looking for a tablet that is affordable and gives you satisfying performance in most of the fields then Acer Iconia One 7 is a good option for you. It has speedy processor, good battery life, high quality display and an elegant look. But if you are planning to but it for a kid don’t even considering buying it because it is not sturdy and durable enough to face the spills and drops of kids.