Surprisingly, the on-its-deathbed Best Buy had the Acer Iconia A1-830 in:
I liked the feel of it. The screen was good. I didn’t think it was the brightest, but it was a big step up from the original A1-810.
I thought it was respectably speedy calling up this joint:
The speakers seemed rather weak in the loud Best Buy. I’ll need to buy a Bluetooth speaker for any tablet for the best volume and sound quality, which is no surprise.
I was pressed for time and didn’t get to do an actual test on it.
It wasn’t set up with a Google Play account. So I had to go to my Google Docs for the Foxit Mobile PDF APK I’d socked away there for this eventuality. It downloaded and installed fine.
I couldn’t get the test issue of The American Magazine to complete its download. It aborted twice — after taking a long time to reach even the 50% point.
I went to a back-up Google Books PDF file: Success: A Novel.
But I was rushed and grabbed the first copy offered at Google Books. Not the smartest thing to do. This one didn’t seem to have the best scan. The characters looked rather bad on the Acer screen — which hasn’t happened with other tablets, so it was definitely the scan being poor and not the quality or resolution of the Acer screen.
Here’s the hastily-done video:
The most I can say is that this requires a full test.
But it’s taken six months for me to finally get my mitts on this machine. Six freakin months.
So I’m really in no hurry to get to the Acer again.