Summary: This is my favorite tablet but ...this my second as I wore out my previous after two years. My biggest regret is that Acer isn't allowing it to upgrade from Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean software. I was told by my local computer IT guy that there will soon be an new upgrade for tablets and phones but no one knows when that will happen so in the meantime, for whatever reason, this model is not allowed the upgrade I got automatically with the previous tablet.
Negatives to Report on the A-700 After 8 month use.
Thomas E. Aldridge, Amazon
20 April 2014
Summary: I've had this A-700 tablet since July 2013. Overall, it pretty good and probably worth the price. The kids love it. There are some Negatives to report: 1. The screen image is KILLED almost completely in sunlight. If you planned to use this tablet outdoors or in a car in sunlight, forget it. 2. NO Type A (standard and largest) USB port. This tablet uses only a micro-USB port for data transfer and charging. Small and seems more delicate.
Summary: Wife has had this for over a year and it is still thoroughly used. She is always commenting about how it will do so many different things. It has to be charged more regular now because the batteries on tablets just don't hold up well to the heavy usage. I will replace the battery when it gets to be a pain for her so I pull one star for that but functionally it is a good buy.
Summary: pros: great display. great sound. cons: reacts slowly to touch screen. very slowly. practically i cannot play games on it, because of the slow response of the screen. slow cpu. theoretically it's a fast quad core, in practice, works slowly.
Summary: I don't see what those who wrote bad reviews were talking about. This is my first tablet and I did extensive research. My Acer arrived fast and in perfect condition and the android OS updated immediately. The most serious complaint is that the processor is weak. That is a sad error on Acer's part but the only time I have had an issue is when I tried to put a motion background on it that I use on my phone. It got so bogged down that it was basically unusable.