For $129 you’re getting a 10-inch touchscreen tablet with what appears to be an LCD display. It won’t blow you away, but it is the best option for that price.
Regardless of the less-than-stellar screen resolution, the Acer ICONIA Tab is a nice alternative for those seeking to save money
The Acer Iconia W700 offers front-facing speakers, which make watching videos more enjoyable and dialogue crisp. However, music with deep bass sounds muddled at high volumes.
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The Acer Iconia tablet has a mediocre screen which hurts its entertainment features. One downside is that its maximum brightness level is quite dim, and the screen can be fairly reflective.
Even for a budget tablet like the Acer Iconia One 10, the construction is unremarkable. Plastic backing and an angular design make it look as though this tablet might break if you applied even a moderate amount of pressure to it.
The tablet performs smoothly when doing basic tasks such as checking email and browsing the internet. Heavier games like Hearthstone and Asphalt 8 take a bit of time to load but once loaded, they run relatively smoothly, save for a few frame rate drops if downloading other programs in the background.
The Acer Iconia One 10 achieved average battery life in our CNET battery tests, but it could function with a shorter duration.
In the event you buy it?
The Iconia tablet is not perfect for the price ($129) but it does boast many features worth considering. For a substantial improvement in quality and performance, users should be willing to spend at least $150 more on a new device.
Amazon Fire HD 10 retails for $230 and has a nice screen resolution, but it doesn’t use the Google Play store. The Lenovo Tab 2 A10 is priced at $200 with sharper display screens. I don’t see either refurbished tablet as a considerable improvement, though.
Expensive tablets such as the Asus ZenPad 3S 10 ($300, AU$400), Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus ($300, AU$400), and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 ($400, AU$535) are more pricey; they have better screens, smarter design and are quicker. It all depends on what you want. The Iconia One 10 is a great tablet for people who are not bothered by the design of the machine and poor screen quality.