Published On: Mon, Jul 13th, 2015

The Acer ICONIA A100 Moves to Address Existing Concerns

Introduction: In designing the Acer ICONIA A100, there is a feeling that the manufacturers were trying to correct some of the problems which had been associated with tablets. The gadget has just made it to the market and therefore testing and feedback is still taking place.  The dual core power and Android Honeycomb facilities make this Dinky 7 inch tablet a good find.

Specifications: The pricing on the Acer ICONIA A100 is not yet fully confirmed but a region of not more than $700 might be appropriate depending on your negotiation skills. You will get an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor which includes a GeForce graphics chip. Consequently the gaming and video configuration is up there with the best. Users can experience the beauty of Wi-Fi capabilities as well as connectivity to Bluetooth 2.1 devices. A 3G feature has been added to boot. It is possible to play a flash video with the Acer ICONIA A100 and this will be very attractive to the people who are interested in social media websites such as YouTube.  The emphasis has always been on bringing portable television to the public.

Complete web browsing is facilitated by an animation feature.  Some people have been particularly impressed by such complex functionality which is packed into an instrument that is smaller than an iPad. For comparative analysis you may want to look at the 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab. For practical purposes the Acer ICONIA A100 is very easy to grip even as you type text. The more experienced users will be able to actually operate it while it rests on one hand. The video comes in with a range of 1024 by 600 pixels which can be compressed to fit a 16:9 screen.  The use of the Dolby Mobile technology has meant that the sound quality is very high.

 Acer ICONIA A100

Acer ICONIA A100

There are facilities to link the Acer ICONIA A100 to a high definition television using the HD video stream.  A full sized USB port is complemented by a mini USB feature. There are cameras with autofocus on either side of the gadget and a 2 megapixel snapper which is ideal for video chatting. The operating system is the Android 3.0 Honeycomb which allows you to utilize the space well and can also operate with 3D carousels. Try to use the Google Maps and Books in order to get an impression of how it works.

Best Feature: By far the most important aspect of the Acer ICONIA A100 is its ability to launch the Google software and utilize the screen well. In fact one might argue that the gadget is able to combine all functionalities that are associated with the personal computer and the modern mobile phone.

Pros: You will find that the specification for the Acer ICONIA A100 is quite competent when you compare it to other tablets. It has managed to cover some of the design flaws which we were beginning to gradually tolerate. The final price will determine whether we like it.

Cons: The Acer ICONIA A100 build might do with a bit of sprucing up. A seven inch frame might also not be substantial enough for some commercial users.

Summary: If you are looking for a tablet to do basic stuff and entertain you once in a while then the Acer ICONIA A100 provides the perfect opportunity. It brings functionality and practicability together.

Editor Rating: For its ability to make sense of Google applications, the Acer ICONIA A100 deserves 4.5 out of 5 points.

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