Summary: I bought an A100 refurb in 2012-08 from another source, and while I've love it despite a few frustrations, it's died on me only 11 months later. In my research hoping to find a cure (basically, it never gets past the Acer splash screen during startup), I've discovered that this model has a history of its EMMC chip -- the built-in flash drive -- failing. I've lost everything except the apps still in my Google Play account.
Summary: The pros: * The tablet is fast, and includes plenty of memory for applications. * The screen is responsive, clear, and bright. * The cameras (Both front and rear) are pretty good. The tablet takes good looking pictures and videos. * It was super easy to root. The cons: * The USB port can only act as a slave, and not as a host. That means it CAN transfer files from your PC, but it CANNOT be used with peripherals, such as keyboards, mice, and thumb drives.
Excerpt: I got this tablet one year ago for Christmas. I was really excited to get a tablet, but didn't want to pay the money to get an Apple, I got this on a great sale for around $180, so I decided to go for it. One of the main reasons I wanted a tablet was to read books on it. After getting it and actually reading some books, I realized I really didn't like the Acer for that purpose.
Fabulous device, amazing video, battery :( - traded in
Adriano's Mom "adrianob7", Amazon
19 November 2011
Summary: I'm very happy with this purchase. My advice is to read all the reviews, because they are very informative and may point out something that for you is a deal breaker or shows it's a must have. For me, it's the latter. I teach dance and am a musician, and I actually first looked at this product to replace a lost ipod nano (!). Compared to the ipod, this is an entirely different creature; it's obviously more like an ipad.
Summary: first off this is my 2nd tablet. originally owned the archos 70 250gb but decided to go with this one because of the processor and honeycomb. it is a fast tablet smooth to run apps but after a while of using it for a week a lot of apps kept force closing, tablet would restart when playing movies or listening to music for long hours of play. also it's very fragile plastic-y feeling that would seem to fall apart after some months if not kept in a case.
Summary: I actually bought this back at the end of August at a certain big box retailer who just got it in stock. First off, I have to say I am a big android fan, I love my droid incredible and I really wanted a 7 inch tablet, but the galaxy tab just didn't do if for me so when I heard about the acer A100 I kept waiting and waiting for this thing to come out.
Currently the best 7" Honeycomb tablet at this price
16 January 2012
Summary: Had this tablet for 4 weeks. 1st one was returned immediately, because the right earphone channel was not working. Replacement works fine. Overall I would say that this is the best 7" tablet available at this price point. However, it is by no means the perfect tablet. Its biggest drawback is the screen, which whilst being perfectly usable, is a decade behind the displays found on premium devices.
Good tablet but a couple of issues - not for me unfortunately
28 September 2011
Summary: Well the iconia a100 arrived at 1130 and it's already en route to amazon. It has to be the worst tablet I have ever boughthe dont get me wrong the tablet is well built however the screen firstly is too dim even at full brightness I couldn't see the display properly. The screen is too shiney so in bright light you have no chance The firmware is ok but I had 3 force closes in the 20 mins I played with it The memory slot wouldn't recognise my 32gb memory card it works...