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Acer ICONIA TAB A100 vs Barnes & Noble NOOK HD

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Acer ICONIA TAB A100 Remove phone

Posted: 17 Feb 2011
Market Status: Released
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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Remove phone

Posted: 26 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.0.3, 3.2, 3.0)Android (4.0) 
Dimensions7.68 x 4.61 x 0.52 inches (195 x 117 x 13.1 mm )7.65 x 5.00 x 0.43 inches (194.4 x 127.1 x 11 mm) 
Weight16.58 oz (470 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
11.11 oz (315 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches7.0 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels1440 x 900 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 ppi243 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  
Camera
Camera5 megapixels  
FlashLED  
FeaturesAutofocus  
CamcorderYes  
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing camera2 megapixels  
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 2TI OMAP4470 
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, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorYesPowerVR SGX544 @ 384 MHz 
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 GB8 GB 
Maximum User Storage 5 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Capacity1530 mAh  
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, SRS TruMedia 
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), TwitterFacebook 
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.

GPS  
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR  
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device  
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)Yes 
OtherComputer sync, OTA sync  
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Speakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recording  
Availability
Officially announced14 Feb 201126 Sep 2012 
Shopping information
Accessories NOOK Tablet, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Power Adapter 
MSRP price $ 199 

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