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Acer ICONIA TAB A100 Review


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Acer ICONIA TAB A100 Review
At first, we were appalled to read that the tablet tucks away a 1,530 mAh battery, but later on, we learn that it’s packing two of them actually. Charging it completely to its fullest and using it lightly, we’re able to get at least one day of usage with the tablet – but we find it at the 25% level by the time we’re hitting the sack. Separately, we’re able to get close to 12 hours of continuous juice with heavy usage. Needless to say, it’s not spectacular, but it should suffice in getting you by through a workday. Nevertheless, it’s still something that’s going to require nightly charges.


Without a doubt, if this tablet were released even a month ago, we’d totally be all over it in a heartbeat, namely because of its tasty $329.99 pricing. Of course, it’s tastefully competitive on so many levels knowing that we’ve seen previous 7-inch tablets priced at the $400 to $500 range. However, now that we’re beginning to see some other similarly spec’d tablets making the exodus to the $300 and under club, it’s going to be a tough challenge to attract leery buyers to see the value of this one. Still, when compared to its bigger brother, we actually prefer this one so much more because of its better build quality and overall performance. Honestly, it’s definitely a decent Honeycomb tablet, but it’s very hard to accept it concretely with open arms knowing that there are cheaper ones out there that offer better performance in all categories.

Android Version: 3.2
Build number: Acer_A100_1.018.05_COM_GEN2
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  • Fast platform performance
  • Affordable
  • Decent build quality


  • Poor viewing angles with its display
  • Shoots ugly looking 720p videos
  • Shorter battery life than others
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posted on 07 Oct 2011, 10:35

1. bSLiZzLe (unregistered)

i own it, love it & it works great. Has 1GB of RAM, not 512mb(quoted by ACER)

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 15:45

2. dara (unregistered)

wtf, mr. reviewer?

first you noticing the device being super duper fast and smooth, (first android tablet receiving such praises regarding speed actually!)..and then you conclude that other android competitors have "better performance overall"

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:04

5. rex0422 (Posts: 30; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

This particular review is not as good as before.

Specifically, it is too vague in some parts, which should be more detailed. For example, what do you mean by "it is super fast" and then followed by "better performance from other tablets"? It is quite vague.

Also, you are not really specific when it comes to photo-taking. Can you be more specific than "dull"? For example, from my point of view, I would say more about its colors and details, rather than "dull".

Last, there is a mistake- not 512MB of RAM, it is 1GB.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 10:42

9. Nia (unregistered)

I m an Acer fan, got Liquid Ferrari & Iconia Tab window version but in love wit this 7" tab..too bad not sale in my place yet.

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OS: Android 4.0.3 3.2 3.0
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Display7.0 inches, 1024 x 600 pixels (170 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
Size7.68 x 4.61 x 0.52 inches
(195 x 117 x 13.1 mm )
16.58 oz  (470 g)

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