Every new form-factor takes time to really find its sweet spot, and it seems the trusty tablet has finally done exactly that. Since tablets first burst onto the scene we’ve had conflicting demands: we want them big enough to house a decent-sized screen for work and entertainment, but we also want them portable enough that they don’t end up gathering dust on the coffee table.

The Acer Iconia Tab 8 offers the best of both worlds. With an 8-inch screen you can do work on it, then watch a movie or play the latest games, yet it weighs barely anything and can easily be held in one hand or slipped into a bag. It’s the perfect device for young users who are always on the move.

Clarity meets brilliance

At the heart of the Iconia Tab 8 experience is a screen that does full justice to the latest big-budget games and movies. Hold it in one hand and enjoy the incredible clarity of Full HD up close, as it brings out the fine detail of an epic landscape, the tension of a frantic battle, even the sharpness of text in a web browser. The IPS display technology plays a big part too, producing brilliant colours that retain their vibrancy even when viewed from off-centre.

It’s a highly portable device, and modern-day explorers can confidently rely on the Iconia Tab 8 when out and about in all seasons. Zero Air Gap technology reduces screen reflections, meaning you’ll enjoy bright, crisp and high-contrast images – even outdoors under the sun’s glare. And the screen’s Anti-Fingerprint Coating does its bit to keep the Iconia Tab 8 looking fresh and clean at all times, even when your hands might not be.

Power meets speed

Running the latest games smoothly means packing some mean hardware inside, and the Iconia Tab 8 doesn’t disappoint. With a quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor and 2GB of system RAM, it’s ready to handle anything you can throw at it, and it’ll last a full working day on a single charge. Acer’s Touch WakeApp feature helps to further preserve the battery, as the Iconia Tab 8 can be instantly woken from sleep mode using a simple touch gesture.

It’s not just about the latest games, either. The Iconia Tab 8’s impressive speed means the little things work well: menus scroll smoothly, apps open quickly, web pages are rendered fast enough to hold even the thinnest of attention spans. Its 802.11abgn Wi-Fi chip uses the latest MIMO technology to keep your internet connection as fast and reliable as possible at all times.

Smart meets design

That all counts for little if the basics aren’t right. Thankfully, Acer has designed a simple and smart-looking tablet that’s thin and light yet ready to withstand the rigours of daily life. Its sleek anodised silver metallic rear feels good in the hand, and at only 360g it’s one of the lightest tablets around.

It has front and rear cameras, and it’s packed with smart features, including integration with Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform. No more worrying about running out of space on your tablet, as your photos and music can be synced with your PC and other devices to create a reliable and secure personal cloud of unlimited size.

The tablet has been on a journey of refinement in recent years, and the results are plain to see. The Acer Iconia Tab 8 blends the power, speed and visuals of a large tablet with the portability and style of a mini, letting you experience life in all its brilliance.

This article is brought to you in association with Acer

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