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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)
- Screen Size: 7 inches
- Max Screen Resolution: 1024 x 600 pixels
- Processor: 1.2 GHz Tegra 3.0
- RAM: 1 GB DDR3
- Hard Drive: 0.00 GB
- Graphics Coprocessor: ULP High Performance 12-Core NVIDIA GeForce GPU
- Wireless Type: 802.11bgn
- Average Battery Life (in hours): 7.5 hours
7" Android Tablet Wars
I’ve owned or worked with 4 different 7″ Android OS tablets. Here’s a comparison. When choosing a tablet it’s all about what you will use it for. I like the Acer Iconia A110 the most because it has the most “utility”. It’s sort of the jack of all trades of these devices. It may not do anything the best but it can do the most. I hope that makes sense. I hope my review will help you choose your tablet.
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.
Strong piece of hardware – screen angle is only slight drawback
If you’ve kept up on the latest in tablet releases, this little gem might have come across your list. We all know by now that, contrary to the speedy 7″ tablets that have been released by Google and Samsung, they don’t offer HDMI out or SD Card expansion at the competitive price we’ve been looking for (Around $200). I own an Asus Transformer Prime and a Google Nexus 7 so I am no stranger to a good quality screen. My very first tablet was an Archos 7 and it had the same exact screen resolution as the Acer 110 so I already knew what to expect.
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! ; )
Great Tablet getting bad rap!
This is my first tablet and I was looking for the most for my money, staying in the $200 range. My original choice was sold out so I opted for this model and I am not disappointed at all. I’ve read reviews stating that the screen doesn’t rotate. Well it doesn’t right out the box, however, there were 3 immediate updates and “voila”…rotating screen (even updside down)! The next complaint I saw was no Adobe Flash, which is downside. After a little research on the Acer website, I found that Adobe removed their product from Google Play. Again, a fix…Acer provided a link to download an older version of Flash and I’m in business! I have no problem with the screen brightness and when the auto brightness is disabled the screen is much brighter. I was able to use Google Maps, not as on my Galaxy S3, but well enought to not get loss. And I would be willing to bet Acer will provide an update to address this if enough folks complain. I also downloaded Swype Beta keyboard so now the tablet keyboard works just like my S3 and I can take notes super fast! We have multiple wi-fi networks and the tablet automatically connects to the one with the strongest signal depending upon where I am, seamlessly.
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!
Almost great tablet
After reading the reviews on this tablet compared to the Nexus 7, I was a bit skeptical but I ordered it since the price was better. With regards to the screen, it has been said that it is not as bright as some would like. What I found was that there is an automatic brightness adjustment which doesnt seem to do a good job. I disabled it and manually adjusted the brightness to my liking.
Something I did not like was the fact that there is no row of numbers on the top of the keypad as with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Perhaps it is the difference between Android 4.0 and 4.1 but I can’t seem to figure out how to get the numbers row permanently displayed….but you get used to it.
Another gripe is the touch screen sometimes requires two taps…maybe I got a bad unit. You don’t get used to it.
What IS nice is the vibration when you turn it on or unlock it.
All in all, I would recommend this tablet…as long as you get a perfectly working touch screen.
Birthday gift surprise was the perfect tablet for my needs!
The powerful 4.1 Jelly Bean Android processor with 8 GB Flash Memory and 1 GB RAM Memory makes this a great device for a 7″ tablet. I received this as a surprise birthday gift from my husband and he knew I wanted a small tablet to read my Kindle app books on, surf the web and use it on the go. The small size and light weight (0.85 lbs.) design make it comfortable to hold in one or two hands and it is easy to slip into my handbag for portable use. It is more fun to use to read books than my smartphone and I love surfing Facebook and shopping sites. The color screen (1024 x 600 resolution) is bright and clear and the processor is fast especially at downloading electronic books.
The tablet charges quickly and I get a full 7+ hours on each charge. I cannot imagine life without my tablet and the entertainment value I get from it daily. Highly recommended!
Better than Nexus 7
I have both Nexus 7 and Acer Iconia A110.
The major differences between these two are that Inconia has sdcard and can connect to TV via HDMI.
I think that it worth to pay a little more to get these extra features.
Nexus 7 seems a little bit lighter and thinner. The difference is not very obvious.
I cannot tell much difference about the screen resolution.
I watch old TV and Movies using my big screen TV. The screen resolution of the tablet make not much difference.
Comparing the startup time, Nexus 7 also seems shorter.
Another good tablet from Acer
Have owned an Acer Iconia A200 10″ tablet for several months now, have been very pleased with it, thought I’d give Acer my $$$ again. Honestly, I’ve had good luck with their products. I also own an Acer laptop, Gateway (Acer) Netbook, wife has a Gateway (Acer) laptop she’s very pleased with. For those who do not already know, Acer = Gateway now, as Acer bought Gateway some time ago.
On to the a110.
* Had only since December 25, 2 or three OS updates already since first power on.
The resolution of the a110 is 1024 x 600, The Google devices (Manufactured by Asus) do have a higher screen resolution, but at “7 size, this difference seems negligible to me. Perhaps at 10″ size, that difference would be more noticeable.
Performance strikes me as very good. Battery life seems less than the a200, which must have a larger battery. The a110 comes locked in portrait mode. No problem- go to settings, check to allow screen rotation. Easy.
I don’t use cameras on laptops, tablets or phones, I use a decent camera if I want to photoraph something, therefore no opinion.
* Removable storage is a MUST for me. A110 has micro SD expansion up to 32 gb.
Micro HDMI connection to a TV or monitor is nice, but why would I want to plug this into a TV? I have a PC hooked up to my TV anyway. Perhaps for presentations, this could be useful.
USB port= Useful. I plug a 500 gb Seagate USB drive in and watch movies from it.
Got this device for portability and Tegra 3, So far I’m pretty happy with it. The A200 has sort of become my couch device, while the A110 has become what I carry with me. I’ll update as to how this works out. The Android tablet market is getting very competitive these days and the consumer will benefit from this.
* Better products
* More features
* Newer, better OS
Acer crammed a lot of features into the a110, definitely worth a look if you’re shopping around for a mid-size tablet.
Great small tablet
this fit absolutely all of my needs, which is getting more and more difficult for the smaller tablets out there. Don’t listen to the resolution knocking. My picture is crisp and clear with no issues. Everything is quick and responsive, and the battery lasts at least the seven hours is says, but usually longer for me. It’s a wonderful small tablet if you need something with expandable memory. I’ve had mine over a month and use it every day.
too much bad hype, its a great tablet!
After reading many reviews, I’ve noticed they all say the same thing. Its all compared to the nexus 7. Performance is neck and neck, with the N7 being a little faster. But it was voted tablet of the year, so I guess that’s good right? But the reviews turn ugly and start talking about screen resolution, viewing angle and build quality. The screen is not as good as the N7, but its still very good. I watch a lot of movies and have yet to be disappointed in this screen. Now viewing angles, who in the hell looks at anything than right in front of them if their the ones holding it! I mean look at the way you’re reading this review. What angle is the screen? If anything this so called downside adds a little bit of security if you ask me. Build quality is not an issue. Do you really ask people to look at the plastic of your cell phone, or is it in a protective case? I Would say I love this tablet as much as I love my GS3.