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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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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Model

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to7 hour

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])

Input

Keyboard
no

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
no

Location

Location support
yes (GPS)

Media

Media playback
yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Other features

External accessory support
External keyboard
Fingerprint reader
no
Ruggedized
no

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to7 hour

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS

Hardware

RAM
1 GB
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