In 2014, Acer was not very active in the tablet market. They just got two or three Android models, and they were inferior to some competitors. But, apparently, in September the company plans to compete with market leaders in the budget and medium segments. The A1-713HD considered today is just the “first swallow”.
- Class: budget
- Form Factor: Monoblock
- Case materials: aluminum and two plastic inserts.
- Operating System: Android 4.4.2
- Network: GSM / EDGE, WCDMA (miniSIM), voice calls supported
- Platform: MediaTek MT8382
- Processor: Quad, 1.3 GHz
- RAM: 1 GB
- Memory for data storage: 16 GB, a slot for a microSD memory card (32 GB cards are supported)
- Interfaces: Wi-Fi (a / b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP, EDR), microUSB connector (USB 2.0) for charging / synchronization, 3.5 mm for a headset,
- Screen: 7 ’’, capacitive, IPS-matrix, 1280×800 pixels (HD), automatic adjustment of the backlight level, there is an oleophobic coating
- Camera: 5 MP, 1080p video recording
- Front camera: 0.3 MP
- Navigation: GPS / Glonass (A-GPS support)
- Sensors: accelerometer, position sensor in space,
- Gyroscope, light sensor
- Battery: Non-removable, Li-Ion, 3400 mAh
- The tablet
- PC cable (also part of the charger)
Video: Insert Simka into the Acer Iconia Tab Tablet
The equipment is standard for large brands, there are no headphones, nor a complete case.
Appearance, materials, controls, assembly
I have been complaining for a long time that with such a beautiful ultrabook as the Acer Aspire S7, the design of the tablets from Acer is not very interesting. However, things are starting to change, and the Iconia Tab 7 is a great example. And don’t be fooled by seeing the white front and rounded edges resembling the look of Samsung tablets.
As soon as you turn the tablet over, all comparisons will disappear by themselves, because the back of the device is made of aluminum, with two plastic inserts on top and bottom (it may seem that they are also aluminum, but this is not so).
The upper insert is removed, for this you need to pry it for a special groove located on the left. Under the insert, slots for a SIM card of a standard format and a microSD memory card were hidden. By the way, I was surprised that Acer decided to use the standard SIM card, and not microSIM.
Most of the front side is occupied by a seven-inch display, above it there is a speaker network, a front camera, as well as an LED and light / proximity sensors. The LED lights up red during charging, blinks during notifications and changes color to green when the tablet is charged.
On the left side are the volume rocker and the power button. Both keys have a short hard move with a distinctive click; it’s convenient to use them.
Below is a microUSB connector and a microphone hole, and above is a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
On the back cover, in addition to the main camera, you can see the mesh of an external speaker. It has an excellent margin in volume and good sound quality (for a budget tablet), but at the maximum volume it barely makes a lot of noise, so I recommend listening to music on the Iconia Tab 7 at a volume of 60-70%.
The tablet is perfectly assembled, all parts are tightly fitted to each other. Nothing squeaks, no backlash, no stagger.
Iconia Tab 7 sizes are typical for seven-inch tablets. There is no large thickness and weight, or, conversely, thin frames around the screen.