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Acer ICONIA TAB A100 vs Apple iPad 3

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Acer ICONIA TAB A100 Remove phone

Posted: 17 Feb 2011
Market Status: Released
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Apple iPad 3 Remove phone

Posted: 07 Mar 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.0.3, 3.2, 3.0)iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1) 
Dimensions7.68 x 4.61 x 0.52 inches (195 x 117 x 13.1 mm )9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm) 
Weight16.58 oz (470 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (417 g)
23.00 oz (652 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (417 g)
 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches9.7 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels2048 x 1536 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

170 ppi264 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTIPS LCD 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Oleophobic coating 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLED  
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

 F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 35.00 mm 
FeaturesAutofocusBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging 
CamcorderYes1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingDigital image stabilization 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

NVIDIA Tegra 2Apple A5X 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1000 MHzDual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorYesQuad core PowerVR SGX543MP4 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB64 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Capacity1530 mAh11560 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital 
SpeakersStereo speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPSGPS, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
FeaturesMass storage device  
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)Yes 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, SpeakerphoneSilent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced14 Feb 201107 Mar 2012 
Shopping information
Accessories Dock Connector to USB Cable, 10W USB Power Adapter, Documentation 

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