Acer explains why your body wants its Iconia Tab 8

Acer explains why your body wants its Iconia Tab 8
The title of this article may sound a bit weird, but that’s exactly what Acer is doing in a recent video (embedded below): it’s explaining why your body wants you to carry around an Iconia Tab 8 Android slate, rather than a laptop, or a smartphone. The reasons are simple: unlike a laptop, the Iconia Tab 8 is lightweight (360 grams), so your shoulder - which "loves that laptop bag" - will feel relieved to see you owning Acer’s tablet. Moreover, unlike a smartphone, the Iconia Tab 8 has a large display (8 inches, 1200 x 1920 pixels), so you won’t have to strain your eyes. Of course, what Acer won’t tell you is that, for the same reasons, you could also get a tablet made by another company.

Officially announced several months ago, the Iconia Tab 8 is currently available in Europe for around €199. It doesn’t seem like you can buy it in the US, at least not for now.

Running Android 4.4 KitKat, the Acer Iconia Tab 8 is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. Other features include stereo speakers, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, microSD card support, and a 4300 mAh battery. 

Interested? Or do you think your body would be happier with another tablet?

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Iconia Tab 8
  • Display 8.0" 1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Processor Intel Atom, Quad-core, 1330 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 4600 mAh



1. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Uh no Acer, a lot of your products have been subpar in various ways from their displays to their laptops.

4. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

My Acer S7 392 probably has been the best piece of technological construction I have owned :) I've received more compliments about my laptop in public than you could imagine.

11. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

S7 is the only acer device that can be called premium. Pitty they dont use that design style to build other flagship devices. Ok acer my body agrees. But then by your reasoning i can achieve tbe same thing by getting a tab s 8.4 or an ipad mini 2 or any other 8" tablet. Why should we pick this thing over anything else. This ad fails.

7. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

my body wants it if it's for free. Give it to me baby!

2. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

I thought its a real windows 8 tablet..

3. kwirin

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Weird, but my body doesn't want it. :)

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

My body doesn't want the new iPhones either.

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

my body says - wait for the nexus 9

8. Ketchapp

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

My rear end says it needs an upgrade from toilet paper, could this finally be it? Jokes aside, its a pretty good commercial for a pretty decent tablet, I'd rather wait for the new nexus though.

9. crestfallen

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

I thought this tablet has a 1.86 Ghz processor? Kindly check on this Phonearena. I think this a good entry level tablet and does not aim to topple down high spec'd tablets today. Be that as it may, my body says to get the Nvidia Shield Tablet.

10. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

My body is not ready.

12. j-rod2079

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

@crestfallen- it has a 1.33 Ghz processor that is capable of reaching 1.86 Ghz via turbo boost feature. It has the same Intel Atom processor as the Asus Transformer Book T-100. I've been thinking about getting the Transformer Book to keep from lugging my heavy laptop around, to handle light work related tasks.

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