"This Best Selling Acer Iconia Tab A110-07g08u 7-Inch 8 GB Tablet (Gray) Tends to SELL OUT VERY FAST! If this is a MUST HAVE product, be sure to Order Now to avoid disappointment!"
Acer Iconia Tab A110-07g08u Tablet comes with these high level Specs: NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core Mobile Processor (1.2GHz) – Super 4-PLUS-1 Quad Core with 5th Battery Saver Core, Android Operating System (Jelly Bean), 7-Inch WSVGA Multi-Touch Display, Ultra Low Power (ULP) High Performance 12-Core NVIDIA GeForce GPU, 1024MB DDR3 Memory, 8GB internal storage, MicroSD Memory Slot (up to 32GB), 802.11b/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth 3.0, 2MP HD Front Facing Webcam, 1 – Micro USB 2.0 Port, 1 – Micro-HDMI Out (with support for 1080p, Dual Displays), Rechargeable Li-Polymer Battery (3420 mAh), Up to 7.5-hours Battery Life, .85 lbs. | 0.390 kg (tablet only)
Acer Iconia A110 – $199
Pros – GPS, HDMI Out, Micro SD card slot, Google Play
Cons – Screen Resolution 1024 x 600, Speed is just a tad bit slower than the others,the device is physically thicker and more bulky than the others.
Notes: This would be a 5 star product if it had a better screen. Only 8GB internal storage without adding a micro SD card. I am able to stream amazon flash based videos by downloading a different browser than the stock chrome. This device runs Android OS 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Kindle Fire HD – $199
Pros – Performance Speed, HDMI Out, Amazon Instant Video, Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Cons – No GPS, No Micro SD Card Slot, No Android Market/Google Play (Amazon Market only by default), Have to purchase wall charger separately, Layout isn’t the standard Android OS GUI. Amazon has created their own UI.
Notes: Excellent product but the lack of GPS and micro sd card slot is disappointing. The amazon based apps (kindle books & video etc..) have a wonderful UI in comparison to the other 3 devices. 16GB internal storage for the same price as the others is better value. This device is very “sleek” This device runs Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) under the Amazon Kindle GUI.
Google Nexus 7 – $199
Pros – Performance Speed, GPS, Screen Resolution 1280 x 800, Google Play
Cons – No Micro SD card Slot No HDMI Out
Notes: Great product would easily be the best unit if they added HDMI out and a micro sd card slot. This device has 16GBs of storage like the Kindle Fire HD. This devices runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) by default.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 – $199
Pros – Performance Speed, GPS, Micro SD Card Slot, Google Play
Cons – Screen Resolution 1024 x 600, No HDMI Out (they make a hdmi out adapter for the other galaxy tab/note models but not for the 7″).
Notes: Only 8GBs of internal storage like the Acer Iconia A110. This device runs Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) by default.
My big need was the HDMI out and the SD card slot. I don’t mind making sure I hold the tablet at a decent angle as I use it in bed a lot or in the bathroom as I get ready in the morning. Honestly, this device did NOT disappoint. At first, there was a really disappointing connection issue. The Wifi signal indicated excellent but I was only getting two bars on the icon. Sure enough, Acer was on it and an update fixed it….big time. I mean, the connection on this thing is quite impressive for me. In the furthest corner of my house away from the router, I get all bars in the WIfi icon and signal strength is excellent. Videos loaded fast and content and general operation are quick.
Overall, I am very pleased with this tablet. You do have to know what you’re getting and I realize that folks have been turned off by the screen but it’s really not bad at all. Quite legible with small text….I was actually pleased. Keep in mind, they have to let some things go when they get the price down this low. Weigh your options…what do you REALLY need in a tablet? If you need the HDMI out and SD card expansion WITH a high quality screen….then first of all, let ME know what you can find at this price because I had no luck otherwise! ; )
This is a great tablet for the price, especially if you can get it on sale. The sd card slot is definitely a plus (expandable to 40gb with a 32gb card) and I’m a fan of JellyBean anyway. The hdmi output make watching Netflix on my large screen a breeze. I have no complaints. I am sure if I looked hard enough, I could catch “tablet envy” about the bells & whistles of other tablets. However, this does what I need it to do for a great price; no more, no less!
1) It needed HDMI out.
2) It needed an SD card slot.
3) It needed to be able to run as many emulators as possible.
4) It needed to be more “name brand” then the several “China” tablets out there.
5) $199 or less
I really thought I’d have to compromise. I was down to either the Kindle Fire HD or the Galaxy Tab 2. Both within $199. Each one made me compromise something! The Galaxy Tab had no HDMI out. The Kindle Fire HD has no SD card slot (and runs a wack version of Android).
I go to Best Buy prepared to pick up the Galaxy Tab 2 (I didn’t want to deal with Amazon’s Interface laid on top of ICS) and what did I see? The Acer Iconia A110.
I did some quick research. HDMI Out. SD Card slot. Tegra 3 T30L (same as the Nexus 7). Not some piece of crap like the Visual Land 7.
How in the world I managed to not even know this thing existed was beyond me but I didn’t care. I bought the thing.
I owned (and my wife now owns) a Nexus 7 so I have them both right here to compare. The major difference is the screen. 1024×600 on the A110 vs 1280×800 on the Nexus 7. The A110 has some weird viewing angles vs the Nexus 7 which has a fantastic screen. If you have never owned a Nexus 7 then you probably won’t even care. It took me a bit to get used to the A110′s screen but it is sure as heck better than the typical 800×480 resolution of most cheap $100 tablets.
I decided to run some benchmarks. AnTuTu specifically. On the A110 you have the ability to choose a “performance” mode. High Performance, Balanced or Power saver. I ran AnTuTu against all three.
My Nexus 7 scored a 12060 running the latest completely stock version of 4.2.
High Performance: 13038
Power saver: 8624
All around the A110 does better at 2d/3d because of the smaller resolution. High Performance saw gains over the Nexus 7 in 2D/3D and in the CPU tests.
Emulator wise I was able to play smoothly up through Playstation 1/N64 with no problems. MAME works well but stumbles on newer more complex games. I found it adequate for what I was looking for.
When it is all said and done I was able to find my dream tablet without compromise. Performance is on par or better than my Nexus 7 and the only real drawback is the screen which is not that bad. This tablet is worth checking out.
EDIT: I ended up finding the differences in the “performance” modes. High Performance runs the tablet at 1.3ghz, Balanced at 1.2ghz and Power Saver at 1ghz.