A few weeks back we did an initial review on the Acer Iconia Tab 8 (A1-840FHD). If you are not familiar with this sub $200 Android 4.4 (KitKat) tablet, running on an Intel Atom Quad-Core processor, please have a read of our initial review.
Over the past few weeks we have really been real world testing the Acer Iconia Tab 8 – taking it on trips, testing out battery life, trying out the camera…in short getting a good feel for how this tablet works day in and day out.
Please watch our full follow-up review on the Acer Iconia Tab 8 Tablet -
A Solid Android Tablet That is Priced Right
As the video shows, we were very impressed with the Intel based Acer Iconia Tab 8. It is not the fastest or most advanced tablet on the market, but if you are looking for a solid and trustworthy 8″ Android tablet, for under $200, it is a great choice.
In our real world testing, the HDMI out port was huge. We took the Acer Iconia Tab 8 on a vacation and the kids loved being able to plug the tablet into the TV in the hotel room. Nothing to configure, nothing to setup, simply plug an HDMI cable into the tablet and TV and you are ready to go.
Acer Touch WakeApp Is Actually Userful
On our vacation, we used the 5 finger WakeApp feature to bring the tablet from sleep, right to the camera. It may not sound like a big deal, but being able to immediately have the tablet go on and be in the camera app can make a huge difference when trying to capture a moment. The two thumb gesture is nice as well, but the only negative is that you need to be in portrait mode for that one to work.
The Right Amount of Tablet, For Most Everyday Uses
We have become big believers that when it comes to tablets, one size does not fit all! Just as there are many different cars, which all have the same basic idea of getting you from point A to B, their features varies greatly. The right car for you, depends on your specific needs. The same holds true for tablets.
The Acer Iconia Tab 8 is not going to compete with the highest priced tablets on the market. However, at under $200, we found it to be more than acceptable for most daily tasks…watching movies, surfing the web, taking photos, listening to music and checking email.
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