Acer Iconia Tab 8


This budget 8″ tablet has a slim build with stylish aluminum back. It’s A1-840FHD series which features,

  • Intel Atom Z3745 1.33 GHz Quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4 KitKat OS
  • One microSD slot and one micro HDMI port
  • 16 GB Flash Memory, 2 GB RAM LPDDR3 Memory
  • 5MP rear-facing FHD camera
  • 2MP front-facing FHD camera
  • Built-in GPS
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1920 x 1200 resolution IPS display
  • 1-cell Lithium Polymer battery with 7.5 hours
  • Weight: 360 g
  • Dimension: 8.5″ W x 5.1″ D x 0.3″ H

We found two similar models for Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD series on US market. Here’re the differences of these two models.

A1-840FHD-197CA1-840FHD-10G2
MPNNT.L4JAA.001 NT.L4JAA.002
Battery1-cell Lithium Ion1-cell Lithium Polymer

So the only real difference lies in the battery. There is actually not much competition between Lithium Ion and Lithium Polymer. Lithium Ion has higher energy density while Lithium Polymer is lighter and slimmer. But we don’t see this affect the dimension, weight nor the battery life of those two Iconia Tab 8 models.

Costco offer also comes with a protective bumper case, which is priced at $19.99 on Acer’s online store. We can not confirm the exact model number of this one. But as Acer’s website is promoting the model A1-840FHD-10G2, we guess this is the same one. Acer also has another model A1-840FHD with the part number NT.L4JEE.003 selling on the Europe market which is exactly same as the A1-840FHD-10G2.

Following are the offers for Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD found from other stores at the time of writing,

  • Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD-10G2, $140.74 (as of Jan 25, 2016 @ 13:01 GMT, Details. We get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.) at Amazon Marketplace
  • Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD-197C, $178.98 (as of Jan 25, 2016 @ 13:01 GMT, Details. We get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.) at Amazon Marketplace
  • Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD-10G2, $142.07 at Walmart

The two models of Acer Iconia Tab 8 currently sold in Best Buy are not the same one,

  • Acer – Iconia Tab 8, Model A1-860-19LU, $129.99
  • Acer – Iconia Tab 8, A1-850-13FQ, $104.99

the screen resolution on those two are 1280 x 800.

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