The smartphone market has experienced a monumental transformation, and it appears that other consumer gadgets are now following suit. Smart TVs are a prime example, as they are no longer the exclusive domain of the privileged few. In today’s landscape, the market has evolved, and there’s a noticeable influx of TV manufacturers offering affordable options. Acer, a well-known name in high-end personal computing devices, has now entered this arena.
Acer TVs made their India debut sometime back through a licensing deal with a technology and innovation company Indkal Technologies Private Limited. Among their recent offerings is the fully loaded Acer Advanced I Series 4K Ultra HD Smart Google TV, now available to consumers across e-commerce and offline stores. The series is available in a vast range of sizes such as 32″, 40″, 43″, 50″, 55″, 65″, 70″, 75″ inches with similar specifications, but our focus is on the 43″ model. So should you consider the Acer Smart Google TV as your potential purchase? Let’s find out in our full review.
- 43-inches, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
- 4K HDR 10+, 3840 x 2160 resolution
- Dolby Vision with MEMC
- 30W speakers with Dolby Atmos
- Dual Band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, HDMI 2.1, USB 3.0
- Google TV
A complete list of items you get inside the box:
- Acer Advanced I Series 4K Ultra HD Smart Google TV
- Base stands
- User instruction manual
With the Acer Advanced I Series 4K Ultra HD Smart Google TV, the company has brought back its Boundless design language. The television immediately catches the eye with its sleek bezels and frameless design, providing an immersive viewing experience. This is paired with a functional design language that sees the HDMI, USB, and other ports of the TV placed in such a way that they are easily accessible not only while the TV is set on a stand, but also when it’s wall-mounted, which is a smart thing enhancing convenience. while the bottom bezel has a matte finish with a metallic appearance, adding a touch of sophistication. The package includes two legs for stand placement and a remote for easy control.
The Acer logo is centered at the bottom bezel, right below the power button. The TV comes with a compact remote that includes a D-Pad, volume controls, and buttons dedicated to quickly accessing OTT services. Overall, considering the affordable-premium segment it belongs to, the TV boasts a sturdy build and package when compared to other 4K Ultra HD Smart TVs in a similar price range.
Connectivity & Software
The TV provides access to a comprehensive set of major ports for your various connection needs. You’ll find three HDMI 2.1 connectors, with one of them supporting eARC for enhanced audio capabilities. Additionally, there are two USB 3.0 ports, an RCA input, and a TV antenna input included in the lineup. For seamless wireless connectivity, the TV features Dual Band WiFi and Bluetooth functionality.
The well-thought-out placement of all HDMI and USB inputs on the side ensures easy access to these ports, demonstrating careful consideration in their design.
In terms of software, this 43-inch Acer Advanced I Series 4K Ultra HD Smart Google TV is equipped with the all-new Google TV interface. It is powered by a quad-core chipset which is paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. This hardware is paired with a rich feature set that includes support for HDR 10+, HLG, and Dolby Atmos. Because of the lightweight UI, the performance of the TV also does not take a hit when you play HDR or 4K content. All this combined comes together to create generally enjoyable experiences for using what’s essentially an affordable premium 4K UHD TV.
Performance & Audio
When it comes to performance, the star of this TV is undoubtedly its impressive 4K panel. Acer has opted for a range of DLED & VA panels, that offer a peak brightness of 380 nits. The TV is equipped with 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM, which is competitively sufficient. Visuals are handled by a Mali GPU, while the Quad-core processor manages the computational tasks.
Acer’s Advanced I Series 4K Ultra HD Smart Google TVs bring a variety of display-centric features to your living room, including Dolby Vision, HDR10+, MEMC, and more. The TV excels at upscaling content, but for the best viewing experience, we recommend using an HD DTH connection. We thoroughly tested the display with various inputs, including the PS5, FireTV 4K Stick, and external storage video sources, and the picture quality was consistently impressive.
We had a delightful time binge-watching HDR content on Netflix and Hotstar. The broad colour spectrum allows for accurate and vivid colour reproduction, bringing content to life on the screen. The inclusion of Wide Color Gamut+ ensures that colours are vibrant, rich, and true to life.
The Acer Advanced I Series 4K Ultra HD Smart Google TV offers a refreshing design in a crowded TV market, featuring thin glossy bezels and a sturdy build. With extensive connectivity options, including three HDMI 2.1 ports and Google TV software, it’s user-friendly and premium. The 4K panel is impressive and excels with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support, making it great for streaming and gaming. To sum it up, Acer here delivers an affordable package with a premium overall performance that can go head-on with the competition.
Design & Build
The Acer I Series TV offers a familiar design, featuring thin glossy bezels and a sturdy build. With extensive connectivity options, including three HDMI 2.1 ports and Google TV software, it’s user-friendly. The 4K panel excels with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support, making it great for streaming and gaming. To sum it up, Acer here delivers an affordable package with a strong overall performance that can go head-on with the competition.