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Acer, the world's fourth largest PC maker, is well known for its affordable tablet computers. With its first tablet launched in November 2010, the best Acer tablets of 2013 have better display, more flexibility and portability, longer battery life and more functionalities incorporated in them.
Acer tablets can come under $200 while some are available above $1000 and have Windows 8 and Android as the two main operating systems which are tablet specialised.

Presently, Acer has four series of tablets called Iconia W5, Iconia W7, Iconia A and Iconia B.

Iconia W5
Iconia W5, the first Intel CPU based tablet is your real travel companion with longer battery life of 18 hours. If you want to remain connected all the time while traveling, then Iconia W5 is the topmost tablet at your service with standby power of upto 3 weeks and instant updation.

Iconia W7
Speeding up day to day tasks is the main idea behind the Iconia W7 series. This Acer tablet with Intel Core processor boots instantly, takes least time for internet connectivity and automatic updation.
This 11.6 inch Acer tablet with full HD display, comes with a cradle to hold the tablet easily and an attachable built-in Bluetooth keyboard for users who want more productivity.

Iconia A
Iconia A series makes reading and editing of your Microsoft Office documents much easy with Polaris Office. High resolution display, fine detailing and fresh color are some of the remarkable attributes. A unique feature included in this tablet is Acer Print which supports 86% of the topmost printers.

Iconia B
Iconia B series is mostly used for entertainment with millions of games and apps. High speed for web browsing, gaming and video streaming is possible with 1.2 GHz dual core processor. This low priced tablet has 7 inch display and weighs just 320 grams which makes it handy.

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Acer Aspire Switch 10

Acer Aspire Switch 10 Tablet


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Aug 2014
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Display
10.1 inches, IPS LCD, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
TFT capacitive touchscreen
Graphic Processor
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics
Installed RAM
2048.0 MB
1024.0 MB
1024.0 MB
Networking Type
802.11n (2.4+5 GHz Dualband)
Processor
1.33 GHz, Intel Atom Z3745
Weight
2.58 lb.
0.79 lb.
0.65 lb.

  • The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a detachable Windows tablet that offers a mix of new and exciting features, and while it's not perfect, it's worth a look for its flexibility.


  • The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is the latest hybrid device to successfully blur the line between laptops and tablets. For $429, you get a device that can switch from laptop to tablet to presentation device with a flip of the display. Overall, we prefer the $399 ASUS Transformer Book T100, which offers longer battery life, and the $499 Dell Venue 11 Pro, which has a larger, 1080p screen. The Switch 10 is not the most powerful device on the block, but light-productivity and multimedia users will find this hybrid versatile and portable.


  • Although the Acer Aspire Switch 10 is very affordable, it's another hybrid which is neither great at being a laptop nor a tablet. It's both bulky and fiddly. We like the IPS screen and the multi-mode ability thanks to the magnetic hinge (minus the top heaviness). However, the keyboard and trackpad are lacklustre and there really nothing to get excited about in terms of specs and performance. We're yet to be convinced by a hybrid.


  • The Acer Iconia W4-820-2466 is a bright, compact 8-inch Windows 8 slate tablet. With a full copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student and almost 10 hours of battery life, it's a viable alternative to carrying an ultraportable laptop to class or meetings.


  • The Acer Iconia W4 is another 8-inch Windows 8 tablet that offers a solid all-round performance, but the combination of full Windows on a small tablet still isn't one we'd recommend to everyone.


  • Launched at the right price, Acer's super portable and versatile Windows 8.1 tablet looks great and can cut through basic computing tasks with ease. That said, there won't be enough internal horsepower here to satisfy power users.


  • The Acer Iconia Tab 8's occasional buggy behavior and touch screen issues have a significant impact on its usability, and a washed-out display lets this full HD 8-inch tablet down.


  • At $199, the Iconia Tab 8 looks, on paper, like it would be a decent deal for an 8-inch Android tablet. However, it doesn't last long enough on a charge, and the screen is too dim. While not as powerful, the Dell Venue 8 offers a brighter display and much longer battery life for the same price. If you can live with a lower-resolution screen, try the ASUS MeMO Pad 8, which lasts even longer on a charge. Ultimately, the Acer Iconia Tab 8 simply doesn't offer enough for the money.  


  • The Acer Iconia Tab 8 has the design edge for budget slates, but you can find a faster performing tablet in the same price range.


  • The Acer Iconia One 7 tablet will suffice for casual Web browsing and media consumption, but even at this low price, there are better options.


  • If you're on tightest of budgets, the Acer Iconia One 7 will meet your needs for very casual use, but don't expect more than that.


Comparison Chart






Acer Tablet Series Features Best use
Iconia W5excellent battery life, light weight without keyboardtraveling
Iconia W7better touch controlgood for day to day tasks
Iconia Aincludes Polaris Office, support for printingreading and editing
Iconia Blowest price, accurate voice searchvideo streaming and gaming