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The Iconia A1-810 delivers a solid experience at a budget price, despite lacking the good looks of competing 7-inch tablets like the Nexus 7 and iPad mini. The A1-810 won't be impressing anyone with its plastic build, which Expert Reviews calls a "a little on the chunky side" and CNET says it "may actually feel toylike or cheap to some." Pocket-Lint says the display's resolution "isn't great" and TechRadar finds that "colours don't exactly whizz from the screen," though CNET says the A1-810 "held its own" compared to the competition and "handles dark levels better than the Nexus 7." Get past those mediocre externals and you'll be greeted by what CNET says is a "zippy and lag-free" browsing experience, and Trusted Reviews feels that it's a "good gaming tablet." Casual users will find the A1-810 offers a good stock Android experience, but those looking for something to be carried around and used on a daily basis might want to shell out the extra dough for something with better build quality.

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Critic reviews

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    8.0
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    7.2
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    6.7
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    5.8
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6.0
CNET Jul 1, 2013

The Acer Iconia A1-810 goes low on price, but the Google Nexus 7 costs about the same and is still the tablet to get with its sharper screen and more comfortable build.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Jul 23, 2013

Even though the Acer Iconia A1-810 connects via Wi-Fi only - for 3G connectivity look at the A1-811 - it delivers plenty for its £175 price tag.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Jun 7, 2013

There are compromises involved in a tablet this cheap, but weigh them up against the savings made and this fun, accessible little Acer makes a lot of sense.

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6.0
TechRadar Nov 26, 2013

This isn't the ultimate tablet for any specific purpose, but for those after something highly portable, well made and with a long battery life, the Acer Iconia A1 could just be it.

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Engadget May 3, 2013

The display, too, might be the best part about the device, its low pixel count be damned: the viewing angles are wide enough that you can read the screen with the tablet lying face-up on a table.

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PC Mag May 3, 2013

Powering the Iconia A1 is a quad-core, 1.2-GHz MediaTek processor with 1GB of RAM. We haven't seen that setup in any competing models yet, but the A1 felt zippy and smooth during our brief hands-on time.

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CNET May 3, 2013

The Iconia A1 has a solid-feeling and reasonably attractive if thick plastic design (0.44 inch, weighing 0.9 pound), with a white back. It's reminiscent of the Nexus 7, but the difference here is a 7.9-inch 4:3 IPS display (1,024x768 pixels), the same size and resolution as the iPad Mini.

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PC Advisor May 3, 2013

Where the Acer Iconia A1 really excels is with its Ford Focus-easque specs. Confused? Don’t be. Acer has really thought about what people want from a budget tablet – much like Ford did with the Focus - and deliver it here. A good camera? Yup. 5MP. A nippy processor? Aye.

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Pocket-Lint May 3, 2013

It's not a luxury finish by any means, and we're not keen on the clearly visible joint around the product's sides, but otherwise the smooth, soap-bar-shaped plastic casing is comfortable to hold and practical. It's light, too, at around the 400g mark so it'd be an ideal companion in a small bag.

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PC World Australia May 30, 2013

The Acer Iconia A1-810 is a low-cost, 7.9in Android tablet with a very competitive price tag. It could prove to be a good alternative to the iPad mini if you're on a budget.

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TechRadar May 3, 2013

Acer has opted for a stock Android UI, and has resisted the temptation to tamper with the OS. The company has a patchy track record with its own interfaces, and the Acer Iconia A1 is blissfully free from whizzy overlays and customisations.

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TrustedReviews May 3, 2013

Some of the cost savings show through in the design. At 11.1mm thick, it’s not a hugely slim tablet and its plastic rear doesn’t lend it the expensive feel of a top-end tablet. However, in the trade off of style for practicality, the Acer Iconia A1 gains some useful connections.

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Ubergizmo May 3, 2013

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. This is the first time Acer has delivered a 7-inch tablet.

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phoneArena May 3, 2013

Obviously, this isn’t trying to compete with the big boys in the Android tablet market, but rather, it’s aiming to give some of those budget tablets a good run for their money. Out of everything, we have to give some props to Acer for putting a $170 price tag on the 8GB model.

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