Acer Iconia One 8
Acer let two tablets out of the bag at an event in New York. The pair of tablets don’t have much in common except for one glaring attribute: attractively low prices.
Budding artists looking for a digital canvas have previously had to buy into Samsung’s pricey S Pen-equipped Note tablets or use Nvidia’s somewhat haphazard DirectStylus technology, but that might change later this year when the refreshed Acer Iconia One 8 arrives. It’s a budget-friendly tablet with a touchscreen so sensitive, you can use a regular pencil to sketch out your ideas.
With a wide selection of colour choices, rubber skins and notebook-style flip covers, the Iconia One 8 is an undeniably fun tablet, but underneath Acer’s proprietary Precision Plus technology is seriously clever. Using much smaller touch sensors than a typical tablet, the Iconia One 8 makes it much easier to draw precisely or make small marks on a page.
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We’ve struggled with other tablets in the past when working on Japanese-inspired line drawings, but here the increased accuracy should mean much more intricate sketches. You don’t need to use a special stylus either, as the display can detect faint pressure from a regular pencil. It can’t detect pressure in the same way a Wacom-powered digitiser panel might, but if precision is key we’ve yet to see any tablet match the One 8.
Regardless of which of the ten colours you opt for, the Iconia One 8 is a perfectly portable 8in tablet. Weighing 355g and 9.5mm at its thickest point, we could hold it comfortably in one hand and still reach a large portion of the display, thanks to the thin bezels on each of the vertical sides. The textured crisscross pattern on the back creates plenty of grip, too, so we weren’t worried about it slipping out of our hands.
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