Acer's new Iconia One 7 Android tablet is a solid choice for business users on a budget. The tablet's dual-core processor provides reasonably zippy performance for everyday use, especially for business users who have only basic computing needs.
The Iconia One 7 boasts a durable, attractive design for a budget tablet. Although you'll make some sacrifices on battery life and picture quality, the slate still stands out thanks to its low price. Check out a full review of the Acer Iconia One 7 on our sister site Laptop Mag, and then read on for three features that make it good for business.
The Iconia One 7 costs just $129, making it one of the most affordable Android tablets on the market. In comparison, the ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 — which has similar specs — costs $139, though it does boast longer battery life. Still, Acer's tablet delivers a pretty good bang for your buck, so budget-minded business users should take a look.
Acer's budget slate isn't bogged down by bloatware or unnecessary interface changes. Instead, the Iconia One 7 is powered by Google's stock Android operating system. The tablet ships with Android version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but Acer says an update to the latest version of Android version 4.4 KitKat is coming soon. That upgrade includes a variety of productivity-boosting features, such as native wireless printing support.
The Iconia One 7 features an attractive, durable design that gives it a classier look than most budget tablets in its price range. The front of the device features a familiar black bezel, but the back has a ridged texture that adds a modern touch to the tablet. It comes in a variety of colors, including red, green, pink, orange, purple, black and blue.