Acer Iconia One 7: Nice Tablet for Users on a Budget, But…

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The Acer Iconia One 7 is a nice tablet for the user on a budget.

At a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $129.99, it is a very affordable if average tool running on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. You will be able to update that to Android 4.4, also known as KitKat, in the near future, however.

The tablet features a 1200 x 800 labeled HD display driven by the onboard PowerVR SGX series video graphics adapter.

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The Acer Iconia One 7 is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor with a lithium polymer battery providing up to 7 hours of battery life.

The Acer Iconia One 7 is a thin device at .4 inches, so you could easily fit it into a small handbag. But the frontward facing dimensions are 7.8 inches by 4.7 inches with a 7″ diagonal screen size giving you a better viewing experience than similarly portable but smaller mobile devices.

So this device provides the middle ground feature of having a larger screen than your phone, but smaller than a standard tablet.

The right side of the unit is where the on off switch is located.

There’s also a volume rocker switch for easy adjustment. On the top of the unit, you will find a 2.0 mini usb port. And there’s also a cable and adapter for charging or data sharing. Finally there’s a port for your headphones. Or you can use the tablet’s internal speakers instead.

The digital camera on the Acer Iconia One 7 provides a 2 mega Pixel view for your photography or videography needs. And it also provides a front facing camera, though the image is of lesser quality.

You can easily purchase accessories for your device with the available link on its desktop. These accessories include cases and screen protectors.

The Iconia One 7 also comes with standard Google resources, such as Gmail, Chrome and even Hangouts to chat with your friends. You can also use the built in GPS to track your destinations with Google Maps or use Google Drive to share files with yourself or others wherever you may be. This lightweight device is only 11.4 ounces.

But…it is not a high end device and would not be effective for a serious power user. However, as a simple tablet on a budget, it is a very competitive tablet.

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Craig Sutton Craig Sutton is the owner of Sutton Brand Management. Using his background in tech, including 5 years managing the servers and networking team for a major regional Internet provider and also owner of an IT and Web software development firm, he harnesses the power of digital and traditional marketing to help small to medium sized businesses excel.

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  1. Hey Craig I want to know to know how this tablet performs after a few weeks of normal usage.I already own HTC M8 and a laptop so I would just be using for multimedia purposes.Will it be the right budget tablet for me.Thanks.