Year 2011 is turning into the year of tablets and Acer certainly does not wants to be left behind. It has rolled out pile of tablets lately and A100 is one of them. The Acer A100 sports a 7-inch display packing WSVGA resolution (same as netbooks – 1024 x 600). It runs the latest version of Android (Honeycomb) on a dual core Cortex A9 based Nvidia Tegra 2 processor (Tegra 250) at 1GHz clock speed. Graphics department is handled by the Nvidia GeForce graphic chip which ensures fast, smooth web-browsing and amazing game play. Since it is equipped with a 7-inch display, it is much smaller than the iPad, allowing you to easily hold the tablet in one hand.
A100 features Dolby Mobile technology and HDMI port for superb multimedia experience. Heck, Acer has even managed to squeeze in a mini USB and a full USB port which can be used to connect an variety of peripherals. There are two cameras on it – one rear facing camera (5 mega pixels, has auto focus) and second front facing camera (2 mega pixels, for video chat). As mentioned earlier, it runs Android 3.0 (also known as "HoneyComb"). This is the first version of Android that is optimized for tablets and other than the wonderful stock apps, you will also find some apps made by Acer which includes SocialJogger (social networking app) and clear-fi (media sharing app).
There is only one button which is takes you to the homescreen when pressed. This is weird as on Android phones, you are a minimum of 3 or 4 buttons (back, menu, home and search). The one you are surely going to miss is the back button.
It will be interesting to see how Acer A100 is received by the public. Success can not be guaranteed if the product is not made by Apple.
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