Acer Iconia A1-830-1633 7.9-Inch Tablet (Silver)

Acer Iconia A1-830-1633 7.9-Inch Tablet (Silver)

Acer Iconia A1-830-1633 Tablet comes with these high level Specs: Intel Atom Processor Dual-Core Z2560, Android Jelly Bean Operating System, 7.9″ XGA 1024 x 768 resolution, IPS LCD with LED-backlight with integrated 5-point capacitive touch screen – supporting finger touch and image auto rotation, Integrated Power VR SGX 544MP2 Graphics, 1024MB LPDDR2 Memory, 16GB Internal Storage, 802.11b/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth 3.0, 2MP Front-facing camera, 5MP rear-facing HD camera, 1 – Micro USB 2.0 Port, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Prismatic Battery, Up to 7.5-hours Battery Life, .83 lbs. | 380g (tablet only). Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Atom and Intel Atom Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Product Description

A Touch Cooler

The beautiful Acer Iconia A1-830 is crafted from premium materials for a sleek look and solid feel. It features a fast Intel® CPU for smoother graphics rendering, a brilliant IPS* display that allows a wide viewing angle, two speakers for a powerful audio experience, and a metal back cover and mid-frame for added strength. Whether you’re browsing the web, watching a movie or playing the latest game, the Acer Iconia A1-830 is everything you need in one handheld device to effortlessly navigate your world.



A Stylish Companion with Solid Appeal

With a premium feel that sets it apart, the Iconia A1-830 is ready for wherever life takes you. Its clean, simple design fits perfectly in one hand and its sturdy metal cover and mid-frame are ready for action. Its elegant, silver-gray color and smooth finish looks beautiful. The metal back cover gives a premium feel, while the metal mid-frame ensures it can take life’s knocks.  


The narrow bezel design reveals more, so reading your favorite book or playing the latest game is even more compelling. It’s small enough to fit in your hand, yet has a larger screen and viewing area than a 7-inch tablet.


Packing every feature you need into a beautiful, clean and simple design, the Acer Iconia A1-830 is still less than 0.32 inches thin. At only 0.83 lbs., this tablet fits perfectly in your hand making it comfortable when reading e-books or browsing your favorite websites.

Proven Performance

Confidently navigate your world with the new Acer Iconia A1-830 in your hand. It’s powerful Intel® dual-core processor loads your favorite webpages lightning fast and makes the latest games look amazing. With super-low power consumption and up to 7.5 hours of battery life, you can also look forward to being entertained even longer when you’re on the go.

The Android™ Jelly Bean operating system puts everything you need for searching, communicating, traveling, shopping and more in the palm of your hand. You can use all the Google apps you know and love, plus there are more than 700,000 apps and games available on Google Play.  


Captivate Your Senses



Brighten your View of the World! IPS technology* provides a wider viewing angle of up to 178 degrees, ensuring images are bright and colors are consistent from every angle. The screen also features excellent touch resistance — a tap of the display reveals zero ripple effects.

Expand your view of the world. The perfectly sized display features a 4:3 aspect ratio. The larger viewing area, in comparison to 16:10, provides a better web browsing experience.

Two speakers provide realistic and lifelike sound for enjoyment anytime, anywhere.  Listening to your favorite music, watching a movie or playing the latest game is now much more immersive.



1  2 MP camera
2  Microphone
3  Micro USB port
4  3.5 mm combo audio jack
5  Power button
6  Volume up/down button
7  microSD™ card slot
8  5 MP camera
9  Dual speakers


Dimensions 5.45” x 7.99” x 0.32”
Weight 0.83 lbs
BATTERY Capacity 4000 mAh
Battery life HD video playback: Up to 7.5 hours


CPU Intel® Atom™ processor Z2560 1.6 GHz
eMMC: 16 GB
IMAGING Camera Rear camera: 5 MP
Front camera: 2 MP


Display 7.9-inch LED-backlit LCD with IPS technology*
1024×768 resolution
4:3 aspect ratio
Wide viewing angle of up to 178 degrees
Touch technology Capacitive, 5-point touch
CONNECTIVITY Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth® 3.0
USB Micro USB 2.0
INPUT  / OUTPUT Sensors G-sensor
Audio 3.5 mm combo audio jack
Two speakers
EXPANSION microSD™ card slot Up to 32GB
OS Android™ Android™ 4.2 Jelly Bean

Product Features

  • 7.9-inch Display and Premium Design
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (Upgradable to Android 4.4 Kit Kat when available)
  • Intel Dual-Core Atom Z2560 Processor (1.6 GHz, 1MB Cache)
  • 16 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB LPDDR2 Memory
  • 7.5-hour battery life, .83 pounds

3 thoughts on “Acer Iconia A1-830-1633 7.9-Inch Tablet (Silver)

  1. Steve H "books911"
    Steve H "books911" says:

    A Tremendous Android Tablet for the Price Point! I must preface the review by stating my time with Android devices has been limited. I have had more iOS devices and spent more time with that platform. I have always respected the Android platform, its functionality, and the value it presents.Nevertheless, this Acer Iconia A1 with Intel Atom processor has more than impressed me.The first thing? The speed of the device. The internet browsing, app launching, startup, etc. are all nice and speedy. This is a very important factor when looking at tablets. Surely, the 1GB of RAM helps too. You never feel as though you’re waiting around for a page to load or application to launch. It just works and works as it should! My primary iPad is a third generation with retina display, and the speed of this Acer Iconia A1 is much more impressive.The form factor of the device? A perfect size. Hold it one hand or two hands, the choice is yours. It’s comfortable. While a full size iPad I find uncomfortable in bed, I can use this product in bed for at least a few minutes without feeling uncomfortable. Lying back on the couch to read a book? That is enjoyable and comfortable. I can do that a couple hours. Sure, the Iconia A1 weight more than an iPad mini and it isn’t quite as sleek, but I am not complaining.The screen? The size of the screen is fine as again it adds to the comfortable form factor of the device. The screen size and resolution is the same as the original iPad Mini, which sells for approximately one hundred dollars more than this device. The quality of the screen is “ok,” for the price point. It is similar to original iPad mini screen in quality, but doesn’t pop quite as much. Compared to a retina display on the retina iPad Mini or retina iPad, this screen looks poor! Sure, you can still comfortably read, navigate around etc. If retina displays did not exist, it would be fine, but with retina available today, you do truly notice the low resolution display. Still, for less than two hundred, something has to be cut.Build Quality? The Iconia A1 feels anything but cheap. In fact, it feels solid, looks beautiful, and fits right in your hand. It has a beautiful aluminum finish on the back. I have many Apple devices, and the build quality is right up there close with say an iPad mini. It really does look cool.Storage – 16 GB of internal storage is good for the price. 16 GB is the same amount on an entry level iPad, but the Iconia offers expandability with a microSD card slot, something iPad never offers.Software – You can do almost anything with this tablet. The Google Play App Store is at your fingertips. All the apps you can imagine are there. Hundreds of games, news, music, etc. Name an App on iOS, and it is probably available on Android too. The only thing, for someone like me, if you already own apps on the iOS App Store, you will of course have to re-purchase them on Google Play, but if you’re a long time Android user, all your applications and preferences will transfer over immediately when powering on the tablet the first time and entering your Google ID. Google makes the process simple and painless. Well done Google. They keep you backed up too!The included Android version is Jelly Bean, and it runs smoothly. There are a few pre-installed apps for games, several for music, etc. I find these rather annoying, but I simply remove them from the main screen and use the more popular apps like Google Play, Amazon MP3, Pandora, SiriusXM, etc.I have DirecTV service, and I can even stream a selection of channels to the device in the DirecTV App (available via the Google Play store for free) when I am on the same network as my DirecTV receivers.Voice recognition is near perfect. I find it better than Siri and voice recognition on iPhone/iPad. Google gets what you say right, almost every time, if not too complex. Search your tablet, search the web, compose an email. Android’s voice over support is superb!The screen seems to hold onto fingerprints a bit more than iPad’s oleo-phobic screen, but I have a little display cleaner to use on it at the end of the day, no big issue.Camera? Both a rear and front camera are included. Personally, I never use the cameras on any of my tablets. Phones have much better cameras.Spakers, fine if you need to hear something in a pinch. Otherwise, plug in some headphones.Your Ecosystem – It’s hard to leave your ecosysystem, rather Google Play or iOS App Store. I have so many purchases on App Store. Furthermore, I love features like Airplay in iOS so I can scream content on my iOS devices to Apple TV. Nevertheless, there are similar alternatives for Android. Even being locked in iOS ecosystem, I am happy to add this product to my arsenal of devices. It fits in nicely, and I can do almost anything with it!Overall, Acer is…

  2. Colorgirl "Spreading color around my world"
    Colorgirl "Spreading color around my world" says:

    Excellent Tablet For the Money, But Don’t Get Rid of Your Laptop I have ready many reviews on tablets, and have found most of them to be why a certain tablet is better than another to the nth degree with all kinds of technical jargon which really just pits one expert against another. As a person who tutors people who are not technologically savvy, I am going to review this tablet from the point of view of someone who has not had one before and whether or not this is a good choice if you want to get one.I have been told by several business people and those who claim to be very tech savvy that they have gotten rid of their laptops except for occasional spreadsheet work in their offices or at home. Can you get rid of your laptop by getting a tablet like this? Let’s take a look.WHAT IS THIS TABLET LIKE?SIDE SWITCHESThis tablet is around the size of an ipad mini or a Kindle. The on off switch is on the upper right hand side (with screen facing you) and below it is a rocker switch just below the power switch. There is a space between the two buttons which will allow for elastic bands should you want to get a case for it that has them. That will make it so that the tablet will not be turned on and off by accident. The power button has to be pushed and held for a moment before the unit turns on.SCREENThe tablet screen is shiny which can be annoying, but that is the nature of the beast.The touch sensitivity is excellent- I did not find any problems with response time or lag.The orientation changing when you turn the screen around is also well set. It works nicely and is not overly sensitive.INPUTTo input into the tablet, you have a choice to either type or speak what you want the tablet to do. I have to say that this tablet responds very well to either set of input. After working with several i-pads, my daughter constantly raves about how this Acer tablet is superior in the way it responds to input with the microphone than the i-pads are. I have not had any problem with typing into this tablet beyond what I normally do on any unit. The microphone occasionally mistypes a word, but it is not nearly as bad as I expected it to.Response time of the tablet is excellent. I am quite impressed with how quickly it responds to input without lag or difficulty.APPSI have put a few apps on this unit which tend to be popular with tablet users. Sketchbook Pro is one of those apps. I really like it. The response time is good, and the app seems to work well on this tablet. I also love the radio app which allows you to listen to radio stations in the area or around the country. With a case that folds into a stand, it is a great panel to use in a room where you want to listen to the radio.Quite a few apps that come in the tablet already are handy and easy to use. The screen is quite intuitive and easy to use.INTERNET USAGEThis tablet is wi-fi accessible to the internet which means that you can not go out in no-man’s land to use it like you can an android phone, but you have to be near a wi-fi station to use it.The wi-fi response time is excellent- although it does occasionally lag when the signals get weak- something that all wi-fi units will do.Android is a Google engine so everything you do will be monitored by Google or you will be using something they have designed to get where you want to go. You can find other ways to purchase apps if you don’t like the Google store, however, such as Amazon.This tablet comes with McAfee virus scan which is not a huge deal, but I am not sure how to replace that yet, should I desire to do so.CAMERAI am not a big advocate of phone and tablet cameras. This one has a decent camera to use on the back, and an adequate camera on the front of the camera to use for Skype which is pretty much all you need. If you want a really nice camera, buy one. For quick pictures to capture something you want to show someone, then this will be fine.PROSEasy to holdScreen responsiveSpeech recognition works wellGood fast performanceBoots up quicklyClear screen makes reading books niceGood colors for photos on the screen (better than laptops)Power button hard to accidentally turn on or offLearning is pretty intuitive for first time usersCONSWi-fi onlyNot as easy to use as laptop for extensive typingCan be a bit clumsy to use at times (the nature of tablets)Start up literature is a bit underwhelming for first time usersTHE BOTTOM LINECAN YOU GET RID OF YOUR LAPTOP?Can you get rid of your laptop to substitute this tablet? My answer would be no.Even if all you did was go on the internet to wander through web sites, using a tablet is a bit cumbersome if you want to do any kind of extensive writing. If you use the microphone, it…

  3. Skeptic "Dito"
    Skeptic "Dito" says:

    Finally and Android tablet in 4:3 that I like 0

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