Acer Iconia A1-830

70
Global
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Summary

Despite its sub-$200 MSRP, the A1-830 might not deliver enough to justify buying it instead of better (albeit more expensive) 7-inch tablets like the stellar Nexus 7. With a resolution of just 1,024 x 768, PC Mag says the display feels "dated" and not "particularly sharp, and colors are on the dull side." It does offer decent performance, but CNET says "performance lags if multiple apps are open or if multitasking" which may present an issue with continuous or heavy usage. Taking some design cues from the iPad mini, the A1-830 is "well-built and attractive" according to Computer Shopper, with Android Central agreeing that it is "one of the most well-built Android tablets available today." But design is the only thing it really shares with the iPad mini -- the A1-830 doesn't deliver anything close to the same performance or battery life.

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6.9
Average Critic Score

Features

6.3
 

Storage capacity

8.0
 

Design and form factor

8.2
 

Ease of use

6.3
 

Battery life

6.0
 

Durability

7.7
 

Display

6.0
 

Portability (size / weight)

7.4
 

How It Stacks Up

82

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82
 

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87
 

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80
 

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67
 
74

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74
 

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73
 

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80
 
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How It Stacks Up

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82
 

Critic

87
 

User

80
 

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