Acer Iconia Review


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If you are already familiar with Windows 7, and would like some continuity in your option of tablet, then the Acer Iconia is the only feasible choice on the market today. But aside from the fact that it runs on the Windows operating system, is this really the tablet you need to invest your hard earned cash on?

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Acer Iconia Review

  1. 1. Tablet Pc Comparison Info Finding the Best Tablet PC for you: Make the right decision_______________________________________________________________________________________Acer Iconia ReviewIf youre already familiar with Windows 7, and would like some continuity in your choice of tablet, then theAcer Iconia is the only feasible choice on the market today. But aside from the fact that it runs on theWindows operating system, is this really the tablet you should spend your hard earned cash on?Key Specs For The Acer Iconia* Costs $449* Released in 2011* Runs on Windows 7* 7.48 x 10.83 x 0.63 inches in size* Weighs 2.14 lb. / 0.97 kg* 10.1 inch screen* 1024 x 768 resolution* 32GB storage space* AMD C-50 1 GHz processor* Wi-Fi & Bluetooth connectivity* 1.3 MP cameras* 6 hour battery lifeWhat’s Great About The Acer Iconia…Screen: The Acer Iconia looks and feels surprisingly good, with bold colors. Although its not an HD screen,HD videos look great. You do have to make sure your finger touches are very precise, however, which couldtake a little getting used to.Sound: As far as tablets go, the Iconia features a good set of speakers. That said, no tablet speakers aredesigned for perfect sound quality, so youll want a good quality set of earphones if you want to enjoy yourmusic or movies in all their glory.Ease of Use: The screen works well to get to where you want to go, and many users will be happy that amore high-end tablet finally features Windows 7. If youre used to using Windows 7 and its applicationsthen youll be glad to find a tablet that provides some continuity between tablet and your standardcomputer.Keyboard Attachment: One of the real benefits of the Iconia comes from the add-on thatll turn your tabletinto a small laptop. It attaches to the base of the device and makes it extremely easy to type on yourkeyboard. Perfect for anyone whod like to work on their tablet like a laptop computer, typing emails ordocuments with ease (though bear in mind that the accessory will cost you more money).SD Slot: Having a full-sized SD slot is a great addition for many. Most of the tablets that do feature a slotchoose to include a micro-SD slot instead. Although the latter is good for adding external memory, its notcompatible with most camera memory cards. Having a full SD card slot means you can transfer photos fromyour camera directly (and you can purchase an adapter if youd like the ability to use micro-SD cards, too).USB 2.0: There are two USB 2.0 ports on the Acer Iconia, which is useful for connecting external peripheralsor storage (this is especially important for users with a lot of files - see below).What’s Not So Great About The Acer Iconia…On Screen Keyboard: Although no on-screen keyboard is perfect, and its always easier to type on a physical
  2. 2. Tablet Pc Comparison Info Finding the Best Tablet PC for you: Make the right decision _______________________________________________________________________________________version, there have been many complaints about the Iconias virtual keyboard. This is bad news for peoplewho cant afford the extra keyboard attachment!Storage Space: 32GB is by no means a bad option for hard disk size, but you need to know that Windows 7takes up a lot of space on the tablet - far more than Google Android or Apple iOS. Youll only really be leftwith just over 19GB of space for your own files!19GB will be enough for some music and a lot of apps, but if you like to store movies or have a particularlybig music library youll probably find this very limiting (especially as there are no higher storage optionsavailable to buy). The good news is that you can expand the storage space with an SD card, or by plugging ina USB storage device.Cameras: The camera quality isnt the best on this device, with both the front and the rear-facing camerascoming in at 1.3 megapixels. This is unusual since most tablets go for a higher quality camera at the back.Battery Life: Unfortunately, the battery life isnt great on the Iconia and it simply cant compete with thebest competitors on the market. The advertised six hours still means you can get a lot of out of the device,but many testers have confirmed that it usually lasts for more like four hours.Size/ Weight: This really isnt a lightweight tablet, and theres no getting around it. There are far lighter andslimmer tablets on the market. As such, this doesnt feel as comfortable in your hands. Again, this is anothersituation where the added keyboard dock is going to make the tablet a lot easier to use.ConclusionThe best thing that this tablet has going for it is that it’s a relatively high-end Windows 7 tablet - the onlyone available. If youre looking for other Windows tablets, youre going to find it difficult to find manydecent options. Unfortunately, there are some big disadvantages to the Acer Iconia. If youre looking forsomething more user friendly and still good value for money then you might consider an Android tablet,such as the Xoom or Galaxy Tab, instead.Table PC Comparison is not easy. There are now much more choices accessible than ever, with smallerproducers taking on the big ones like Apple and Samsung.But the choice ultimately comes down to the particular features you need from your device.To get a guide to probably the most essential factors to think about visit