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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,

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Quadrant benchmark:
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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.

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~ UI performance (Using the Xiaomi MIUI Home)
~ screen size (8″)
~ battery
~ superior user experience in web browsing (thanks to Intel Inside)
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~ equally convenient to rest on one hand
~ fluid in actual gaming experience (including Dead Trigger2, Riptide Gp2, TempleRun2, Subway Suffers and Asphalt 8 etc.)
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~ 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.

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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.
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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.

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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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