Youve probably been looking at this Acer A1-830 and the Asus Memo pad 7 (android tablets) going back and forth trying to make a decision and hopefully I will help you!
Prices on both are very competitive and each has its own cons and pros depending on what YOURE looking for!
The tablet LOOKS and feels great in your hand! It is light ,but not flimsy (by no means) and it has a grey/silver metal looking (but i think its plastic) back casing and the back and the size of the tablet are comparable to the Ipad mini’s design!
The screens resolution:
Its not as good as the Asus Memo 7 which is bighter and shows blacks deeper but the Acer A1 830 is BIGGER!!!
If you turn the Asus memo sideways and put it over the top of the Acer A1 830 it can almost fit two (2) Asus Memo pads side by side on top!This tablet is considerably larger (that is good or bad depending on how you want to use it)
The screen like many screens picks up finger prints unless you buy a screen protector but prints wipe off with a fiber cloth fairly easy! This is ANY TABLET SCREEN! So expect this with what ever tablet you buy!
Its pretty fast! Faster than my Nexus 1st gen (as it should be) but not as fast as the Asus memo pad 7 (2014 edition)
The Asus is VERY VERY VERY fast! This Acer is not slow by any means but you can tell that its a tad slower than the new Asus Memo pad 7!
Touch screen response:
It isnt as SENSITIVE as the Nexus or the Memo pad and unlike the Nexus AND the Memo Pad there are some apps that use the whole screen and you can NOT swipe down from the top to see your battery level or notifications. Instead you have to minimize the app that youre using to pull that top (notifications) screen down which is NOT convenient. The Nexus 7 (1st gen) and the Asus Memo pad do NOT have this issue as youre able to interact with the drop down notification screen regardless of what app youre using!
Also at times I have to touch the minimize screen a couple of times before it seems to register my touch. Minor issue but noticeable!
I have run this tablet every day ,24 hours a day for OVER A MONTH! Yes 24 7 with the exception of the battery running out on 4 occasions (completely dead) and was able to recharge it WITH NO problems or issues!
It has run with the lowest brightness setting continuously playing videos for 8 hours + which is GREAT!!!!!!!
That said…. The new Asus Memo Pad runs LONGER! I have not done a test of how many hours it runs but I will and post when I write my review (as I bought both of these tablets through Amazon/Verified)but I will say the other day I had both at 100% charge and when the Acer was at 21% the Asus was at 40% battery (running the same app/video without any interruptions)
Both this Acer and the Asus have stereo speakers and are both satisfactory, but the Asus seems to be a bit louder than this Acer. Not noticeably louder but it IS louder.
Both are similar but Asus IMO is better,smoother and has some additional perks!
Price: This is a little older than the Asus memo pad 7 (couple of months) and its cheaper (approximately $15 to $20 cheaper)
Yet Amazon had an offer for FREE movie tickets when you purchase this tablet (I dont know if thats still available)
And Asus is giving some free music downloads away as part of the purchase of the Memo Pad!
They both are different! The sizes, the materials the colors available (both available in white though)
I personally am torn between the 2 when it comes to looks! I actually like both of them very much! One I can fit in my pocket(Asus) the other I cant (This Acer)
To be honest……I dont care!(sorry people) 🙁
I havnt used the Asus’s cam but the Acer Camera is satisfactory,especially in the light (none of them have a flash though)
Never lost a signal with any of my tablets!!!!!!!!
If you like size its the Acer iconia A1 830! Speed? Asus memo pad 7! If youre looking to throw this in a pocket the Asus.(memo pad is tiny smaller than the Nexus though both 7 inches)
You like the design and aspect ratio of the Ipad Mini on an Android tablet? Acer! (it is a nice looking tablet)
For an extra $20 bucks you lose about an inch of screen and gain speed and screen resolution with the Asus Memo. BUT THE SCREEN ON THIS TABLET (though not as good as the Asus) IS ABSOLUTELY FINE!
THEY ALLL (android/tablets) basically do the same thing but some are tenths of a second faster!
I say…If you like the way this tablet looks(its very nice) its size and color dont shy away form it, its a great tablet you wont be disappointed but like most things in life there are better/newer ones and just because something is “better” or works better for one person doesnt mean its better or works for YOU!
Last but not least YOU WONT FIND MANY IF ANY ANDROID TABLETS THIS SIZE this maybe the ONLY ONE!!!!