Took tablet home and was easy to set up. Was pleased with tablet until I plugged in headphones. I could not believe how bad the sound was when playing youtube videos. Every time tried to put sound up to max (which was very poor at maxium level),the sound reverted to default about halfway along bar. I first thought headphones were at fault, so used headphones with cheap MP3 player & headphones were load and clear. I don't know how Acer can sell a tablet with so so poor sound with headphones. If you like to listen to your tab in whisper mode, then this is the tablet for you.
i have acer portable projector. which model acer tablate is compatible to connect directly to projector?
I bought three of these for my sons on Christmas and every one of them have issues stemming from the power button. Two shut off by themselves and at times refuse to power back on and the power and volume buttons popped out of place on third tablet on Christmas day. My brother in law bought four for his girls and has experienced the power issues on two of theirs also. Not sure why I expected more as I only paid $100 each thru Costco but I figured if they were selling them I'd be getting a quality product. Glad I have my old Apple products so they can have games to play . I definitely would not recommend this tablet to anyone
I Agree this tablet is great on speedy performance, but the competition is there: Lenovo s8-50, Asus me572, and samsung galaxy. It's close but Acer has hdmi & barely beats them in benchmarks. So all of them remain equally good choices depending on which form factor you like, small, thin, better sounding speakers or brighter sharper screen ,etc. I had both Acer& Lenovo but ended up keeping Lenovo. I would have kept both if I needed 2 tablets.
wanderer, 11 Aug 2014The limitation to 32 GB MicroSD cards is the reason I will not buy this tablet. I already have... moreIt has quite a lot of internal space as well, but do you really need all that memory?
It's a very powerful and competent tablet.
For this price, I can't see any competition.
I am very satisfied with this Iconia.
acer, 26 Dec 2014How to move apps on sd card for this device?AstroFile manager app already comes with Acer & is seems faster, so use that for file transfer. Hold down file you need and menu shows copy and paste function.
acer, 26 Dec 2014How to move apps on sd card for this device?File manager app by cheetah allows it. Hop down file brings up menu for copy,cut,paste. Not sure if there r better apps to do it faster.
My first day using, got 7hrs 20min from 2hrs video from ext hdd in airplane mode brightness down, and atleast 3+hrs light webpage browsing with very little video streaming, maybe 1+hr idle time. Got through most of the day with light casual use. I noticed cpu-z identified DPI of display as 320. Is there a way to turn it down to 240dpi to get smaller icons and characters on screen? (maybe rooting?)
Just finished installing the latest update. Split screen only works with a few apps, chrome and youtube in particular. I hope they add split screen support for more apps. Android version is still 4.4.2.
Theres a new update available for split screen support among other things. Downloading it now.
user, 22 Dec 2014the battery drains fast....Have u tried turning brightness setting down all the way and put it on airplane mode.? It supposed to get 5-7hrs doing that. But as you use wifi & turn brightness up and have too many unnecessary software auto updating, that may be reason for the draw on battery (eg.3-4hrs). I'll be receiving one of these tablets in a couple days, so I'll give my own feedback of battery later.
anybody got the latest android 4.4.4 kitkat for iconia a1 840 FHD? and how is it? is the android 5 lollipop available. when do they release?
AnonD-333359, 04 Dec 2014I am not having the problems with battery life and regularly get 7-8hours of use with both WiF... moreWhat do you do exactly when you're surfing? Read? I get 4hours of straight heavy web browsing.. This includes video streaming... Also not just reading... YouTube with Facebook videos as well.. Battery is terrible really...
I am not having the problems with battery life and regularly get 7-8hours of use with both WiFi and Bluetooth on and in use.
I suspect that this is connected with the fact there is no ambient light sensor and the fact the Intel SoC does something rather clever with the back light and the display. This can be seen it you go to adjust the screen brightness manually .... you will find there is virtually no difference in screen appearance with maximum and minimum settings. It appears the SoC actively reduces the backlight while changing the display to minimise power usage. With the brightness control wound down to 0 to 10% I find the screen is still legible in all but bright sunlight and I get a long battery life. If I wind the brightness all the way up the screen isn't much brighter except in bright sun and I get the 4 or less hours battery life others appear to get.
The sdcard is NOT limited to 32gb as I can use both 64gb and 128gb cards.