• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Display: 10.1 inch (1,280 x 800)
  • Processor: Intel Atom Z3735F
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 x1, MicroUSB x1, MicroSD x1, Micro HDMI x1
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3
  • Storage: 32GB Flash + 500GB HDD
  • Pros:
  • Build quality
  • Battery life
  • Cons:
  • Prone to lag
  • Benchmark Results
  • PCMark 8 (Home): 1,832 points
  • PCMark 8 (Work): 2,041 points
  • PCMark 8 (Creative): 1,825 points

On A Scale of One To 10

Convertible and detachable notebooks are all the rage these days, with a variety of manufacturers releasing devices one after the other every other month. The unfortunate thing is that for the most part, these notebooks are often out of the price range of many consumers. With this in mind, Acer recently launched an affordable option in the form of the Acer One 10.

Powered by a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735F processor, the Acer One 10 features a 10.1 inch 1,280 x 800 pixel IPS display. It is also equipped with 2GBs of RAM and 32GBs of storage space, and a 6,000mAh battery which can be recharged via a microUSB port on the tablet portion.

We have zero complaints about the One 10 as far as build quality is concerned. For its price, we’re pleasantly surprised by how well the device is built, especially the brushed metal chassis of the tablet and the sturdiness of the detachable keyboard.

Yes, the One 10’s innards are located inside the chassis itself, allowing users the freedom to use the device as a notebook, tablet, or even a standup display. What Acer has done here is to allow the tablet portion of the One 10 to be clipped on to the keyboard dock forwards and backwards, which we find to be quite nifty.

As we’ve mentioned, the keyboard dock is built to be very sturdy, and while it does not have additional batteries built in, it does have an additional 500GB storage space, which is actually great as the storage space on the tablet itself is quite lacking.

Performance-wise, the Acer One 10 is a good device to use for day-to-day tasks such as browsing, document editing, watching videos and such. That being said, if you’re using a browser like Chrome or Firefox, and have one too many tabs open, the lag is quite noticeable. The touch display is quite zippy however and we didn’t detect any input lag when using it in tablet mode.

That being said, the display is quite dim even at maximum brightness, and the glossy nature of the display means that it’s susceptible to light glare. However, it compensates by having a pretty decent battery life of about 4-5 hours during our time with it.

CHIP CONCLUDE: The Acer One 10 is a detachable notebook that is super affordable, and is reliable for menial day-to-day computing tasks.

(previously published in issue December 2015)

Acer One 10