A review of Acer One 10.1 Inch Tablet S1002-145A 2-IN-1

Budget PC market has become highly competitive and almost every manufacturer is in the race of being able to release functional yet affordable PCs. This has led to trying out all kinds of designs and including popular features with the aim of tempting users.

Acer has gone even deeper into the world of budget laptops by releasing one of the cheapest 2-in-1 Windows tablet/laptop to date. Acer One 10.1 Inch Laptop S1002-145A 2-IN-1 which the company says was designed for Indian buyers features specs that fall within what you would expect from a budget laptop with a $200 price tag.

Look and feel

Acer one weighs 2.6 pounds with even the keyboard attached. Its lid is pretty blank apart form a cut out for the rear camera and small inbuilt speakers on each side.

Most of the ports and buttons of this device are positioned in a row down on the left side. Starting from the bottom, there is a Micro USB port for charging – it also supports full USB functionality, a micro HDMI port for connecting to external display, 3.5 audio jack, an exposed microSD slot, start button and the volume buttons.

The screen portion detaches smoothly from the keyboard section. There are magnets on the sides to keep the two sections in place and a single strip of contact point in the middle.

A major highlight of Acer one is its flexibility allowing users to sit the device in four different modes-tent mode, display mode, pad mode and notebook mode.

Specification and software

This laptop-tablet features a 10.1 inch HD screen with a resolution of 1280×800. The screen is powered by a 64 bit intel Atom Z3735F processor (4 threads, 4 cores, 1.8GHz burst frequency, 1.3GHz base frequency, 2MB cache) along with Intel HD Graphic Processing Unit (GPU).

Acer one also features a modest 2GB RAM and 32 GB of inbuilt storage as well as a 500GB hard drive (in the base) though users have the option of doubling the RAM and Hard Drive capacity.

It comes with preinstalled 32 bit version of windows 8.1 that qualify for free update to windows 10 later. Microsoft also includes Office trial and 1TB of One Drive Space for one year.

The battery has a capacity of 6,000mAh. It comes with a power saving feature dubbed InstantGo which Acer team claim that it lets the laptop to use 5% of the battery in over 16 hours. The charger that comes with this tablet laptop is the standard 2A Micro-USB one, almost the same size as an iPad charger.

Other notable features include a 0.3 megapixel front facing and a 2 megapixel rear camera as well as Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 but no cellular data connectivity.

Conclusion

Acer One 10.1 Inch Tablet S1002-145A 2-IN-1 is generally a great addition to the connected devices by Acer. A stunning package of vibrancy, flexibility, portability and productivity, this is a great device that will put you in control of the play and work world. Multi-taskers will love this device as it helps them achieve more.

Acer One 10.1 Inch Tablet S1002-145A 2-IN-1 is available for sale through Acer official website as well as via third party retailers such as Amazon.

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