Acer’s 7-Inch Honeycomb Tablet Wins The Race

August 14, 2011
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Google made Android 3.0, better known as Honeycomb, especially for tablets and slates and takes full advantage of its larger screens and more powerful chipsets. While many of the current Honeycomb tablets are of the larger 10-inch variety, Acer has bucked the trend by releasing the first 7-inch Honeycomb tablet. The Iconia Tab A100 just landed on store shelves this weekend. It’s been delayed a few times but it’s finally here folks.

So what does the A100 bring to the table other than the small form factor and Honeycomb? Well, the A100 is packing nVidia’s Tegra 2 dual-core processor, the CPU of the moment, and 1GB of RAM. This should be enough to handle most computing loads. Next the 7-inch screen has 1024×600 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The tablet also handles Adobe Flash and can do 1080p video playback via an external monitor.

At seven inches, it both fits comfortably and is ideal for one handed operations at 0.92 pounds. Being half an inch thin, it feels like holding a short paperback novel, which will be one of the biggest purposes it will have. It has a 1530 mAh battery that gives you 4.5 hours of 720p video playback, longer if used in other ways. Plus its got two cameras: a 5MP camera on the back, and a 2MP one on the front.

The basic 8GB WiFi model will be set you back $329.99 which is a decent price for the market. If you want something bigger in storage capacity, the 16GB model is priced at $349.99.

Source: Ars Technica

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