|Bluetooth||Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR|
|Dimensions||195 x 117 x 13.1 mm|
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Acer Iconia Tab A100 tablet is not the first 7 inch tablet, but this is one of the first device to run on Google’s Android Honeycomb software. Apart from running on Google’s Honeycomb, the tablet is also cost effective priced below $ 500. This gives the device an edge of competitors such as HTC Flyer and BlackBerry PlayBook. But does the machine deliver? Check out our exclusive Acer Iconia Tab A100 review to know the answer for yourself.
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Looks And Design
With A100 measuring at 7.6×4.5×0.5 inches and weighing 0.92 pounds, the tablet is very much of the same size and weight as that of Samsung Galaxy Tab and HTC Flyer. The front face of the tablet is surrounded by glossy plastic while the back is made up of dark gray plastic with the logo of Acer in the middle. The tablet has more of premium brushed aluminum back which makes it look very elegant. The tablet felt great while being gripped and its light weight makes it easily portable. Overall the look and design of the tablet impressed us.
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Display
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Honeycomb features a 7 inch LCD capacitive touch screen which is capable of displaying pictures of resolution measuring 1024×600 pixels. This is very much the same as that of Galaxy Tab and HTC Flyer. The colors displayed were sharp and crisp and we found that the horizontal viewing angles were good enough for a couple of people sitting and enjoying Youtube and HD videos.
However, when the screen was further tilted then it resulted in the colors reversing themselves. We were not impressed by the sunlight legibility of the screen and even with full brightness turned on, the screen contents were not visible outside in direct sunlight. The screen also got dirty very quickly and cleaning it frequently is quite annoying. On the top of the display you get a power button along with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Apps
The tablet is integrated with several applications such as
- Google Search
- Document Viewer
- Google Talk
- Nemo Player
- Aupeo Internet Radio
- Docs To Go
There are a host of Google apps such as Google Books, Google Movies, Gmail and Google Music.
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Features
Iconia Tab A100 is the first 7 inch tablet to run on Android Honeycomb. At the same time it is powered by a dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor which ramps up operations of the device. The Iconia A100 is highly responsive and is nearly flawless in carrying out basic tasks. Android’s honeycomb can very well be one of the reasons for the fast responsiveness. The tab provides an internal storage of around 8GB which can be increased to 32GB with the help of microSD card.
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Keyboard
Iconia Tab A100 has a virtual QWERTY keyboard. At first, typing on the keyboard might seem a bit cramped but after some practice you will get used to it. The keys are quite responsive and responded to the slightest of touches. Overall the experience with the keyboard was same as that with smartphones.
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Camera
The tablet is equipped with a rear 5MP camera which clicks pictures of resolution measuring 2592×1944 pixels. The photos captured were average. In bright sunny light, the images captured were quite good with accurate colors. However, in dim light the images captured were not that great and they looked grainy filled with plenty of noise. Users also get a front facing 2MP which is great for video conferencing.
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Video
The tablet is capable of recording 720p videos with a smooth frame rate of 30 fps per second. The videos captured are quite smooth and so is the frame rate. The audio recording is also clear without the sound irritating the ears. We were a bit disappointed by the tablet’s inability to play 1080p videos on a consistent level.
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Performance
Equipped with a Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM, the performance of Acer Iconia Tab was quite good. We did not face any trouble in opening windows and the screens rotated pretty smoothly. The game play was also flawless and most of our operations were carried very smoothly.
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Battery Life
Acer said that Iconia Tab’s A100 1530mAh battery will last for about 5 hours while browsing internet with Wi-Fi and up to 4 hours during streaming videos. In our battery test, the battery lasted for well over 5 hours which is quite good.
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Accessories
During Acer Iconia Tab A100 unboxing, we found the phone to be equipped with the following accessories
- Acer Iconia Tab A100
- MicroUSB cable
- Wall Charger
- User Guide
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Price
Price of Acer Iconia Tab A100 in USA is approximately $ 330 while price of the tablet in India is approximately Rs 22,000.
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Verdict
Acer Iconia Tab A100 is one of the best you will find in the market which attracts you with its snappy dual-core processor along with Honeycomb OS. Add to it the low price of the tablet and this makes the tablet further lucrative. If you are looking for an Android tablet stuffed with robust specifications and features, then Iconia Tab A100 is the machine for you.