Acer Iconia A100 7 inch Android Tablet Review at Computex
Good E-Book Readers
1 April 2013
Conclusion: The Iconia A100 software wise is packaged with a custom Acer UI that gives you special menus that serve as mini portals to applications on your unit. They have Entertainment, Game Center and an e-reading area. We saw the Kobo e-Reader application and ditto with the Barnes and Noble Nook App, no word if this will ship with the unit, but normally when a tablet launches they don’t normally bundle competing applications against each other.
Review and Deal: Acer Iconia A100 with Android 4.0 – $169 Shipped
14 May 2012
Excerpt: eBay Daily Deals is re-offering the Acer Iconia A100 tablet. Unlike other 7-inch Tegra 2 tablets, like the Dell Streak 7, this tablet has received Android 4.0 officially. An official Android 4.0 update is crucial, as third-party ROM developers have struggled to make the jump from Android 2.0 or 3.0 to Ice Cream Sandwich. The reason stems from Android 4.0′s graphics engine, which requires new drivers from hardware and silicon vendors.
Conclusion: The overall user experience remains the same while using Honeycomb as any other dual-core 1GHz tablet, that is to say that it’s fairly quick. However, don’t expect smooth transitions and snappy playback like iPad 2. Most likely the optimizations brought in with the ICS 4.0 update will improve performance as well. It’s good to know that unlike some early generation Honeycomb tablets, the A100 will move forward with an impressive new update.
Conclusion: The Acer Iconia A100 might be overshadowed by the A200 that just came out but you should be able to pick it up for around $249.99. That costs about as a Nook Tablet and a little bit more expensive then the Kobo Vox, Pandigital Novels and many other mid-range tablets. Many people end up going for the cheapest options out there but I would caution against many of those devices and pick up the Iconia.
Pros: Solid Audio, Does not stutter on Movies and Audio Playbook, Battery Life is consistent with the average, Google Play Market
Cons: Honeycomb is fairly dated by now, Inability to save apps to Micro SD, Resolution is sub-average, Price is still a bit high
Excerpt: Acer ICONIA TAB A100 is a Wi-Fi only version of the ICONIA TAB A101. Specs wise, it comes with the same 7-inch touchscreen, dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, HDMI port, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 8GB of built-in storage and a memory card slot.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Summary: Acer has recently released their newest device in the Android tablet game and that is the Acer Iconia A100 . The Acer Iconia A100 is not only the first 7″ Honeycomb tablet, but the A100 is also the first device to ship with Android 3.2 Honeycomb on board stock.
Pros: Small and compact, Good e-reader, Latest Android OS, Re-sizes smartphone apps