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Supercharged Acer Iconia One 8 With Intel + MIUI December 20, 2014

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Reviewed by:  Tablet Crony

Budget Pricing But Supercharged With Intel Inside

Before my review of this latest Acer ‘budget’ tablet, I wasn’t very excited about it.

After my brief hangs in, I am completely speechless! How could a budget tablet (not from Apple or Nexus) performs so well?! It is nothing but the truth.

Here’s the spec and benchmark scores,




Quadrant benchmark:

What makes this tablet a better buy than the Nexus 7 (2013)? Other than the Nexus 7 having a higher screen resolution. And the Acer still comes with a HD screen.
The Acer Iconia One 8 is more superior on,
~ CPU performance
~ camera performance (rear). Speed is fast and it comes with simple but effective settings. Captured images are sharp and well balanced in color tones.


~ UI performance (Using the Xiaomi MIUI Home)
~ screen size (8″)
~ battery
~ superior user experience in web browsing (thanks to Intel Inside)

~ equally convenient to rest on one hand
~ fluid in actual gaming experience (including Dead Trigger2, Riptide Gp2, TempleRun2, Subway Suffers and Asphalt 8 etc.)


~ Google Play plus Mi Market download (if you are on MIUI)
~ it comes with native app Flaot Gadget which is a convenient tool for some degree of multi-windows.




Overall, the tablet’s performance seems to be even better if it is running on MIUI as i discovered. Antutu benchmark scores above 30,000.  MIUI is rich in customisability that gives users plenty of choices to customize home screen, lock screen, icons, etc.




Though the Google Now Launcher is equally good and fluid, but once I hook on to the MiHome I am sort of reluctant to go back to it.  Currently I am using the latest version of MiHome 3.8.0 and its updates are done very regularly.


Summary ~
I believe that this budget Acer tablet has got one major thing done right – excellent hardware and software optimization. It proves that you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to acquire a very good functionality 8″ tablet.

Just one more thing to note: the speaker isn’t loud enough, so you need to plug in a earpiece to truly enjoy its decent sound quality. Not bad at all.



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