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Acer A100 Available Today in the U.S. as the First 7″ Honeycomb Tablet

 

The Acer A100, the industry’s first 7″ Honeycomb tablet, will go on sale today at retail stores across the nation for around $329 (8GB).  It’ll run Android 3.2 (since that has been built for smaller tablets), an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, dual-cameras, and weighs just 0.92lbs.

If you ever needed an inexpensive tablet to travel with, play games on, or stay connected while couch surfing, this might be a great option.  We should probably point out that the battery life won’t be stellar though.  According to the press release below, it will see up to 5 hours of steady use, which is not impressing anyone.

Can’t deny the size and specs – anyone interested?  

Acer Iconia Tab A100 Now Available in North America: Industry’s First 7-inch Android Honeycomb Tablet

Acer America expands its Acer Iconia™ Tab line of tablets with its first 7-inch tablet – and the industry’s first 7-inch tablet running Android™ 3.2 (Honeycomb) – in the United States and Canada. The new Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 features an incredibly portable sub-one pound design, a vibrant 7-inch multi-touch display, and a sleek, thin design that is comfortable to use and take virtually anywhere.

With the Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 tablet, customers can have a single portable device for enjoying entertainment such as games and websites as well as productivity applications such as a calendar and email. The tablet comes pre-installed with Adobe Flash Player 10.3, so Adobe Flash games and websites can be enjoyed right out of the box. In addition, the WiFi device is the ideal size for moms, families and individuals who want to stay entertained and productive, since the screen is large enough to enjoy video and other multimedia, yet the device is portable enough for comfortable single-handed use.

Weighing in at a mere 0.92 pounds and measuring only a half-inch thick, the Acer Iconia™ Tab A100’s super-portable size makes it easy to take anywhere. The vibrant 7-inch TFT WSVGA screen displays social networking sites, photos and more in 1024×600 resolution and high-color contrast, so customers can enjoy crisp, vibrant content enhanced by a 16:10 aspect ratio and 75-degree wide viewing angle. Plus, the 7-inch capacitive touch-screen is incredibly responsive and accurate for convenient finger-tip control.

“The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 tablet delivers the ultimate combination of portability and performance for fun and gaming as well as staying in touch,” said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer America. “Families are spending more time social networking and enjoying web-based digital media, so a highly portable tablet like the Acer A100 will let them get more done and stay connected on-the-go to enjoy their lives more fully.”

Ultimate Companion for Mobile Moms and Families
The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 is the ultimate companion for mobile consumers such as moms and families who want a single device for gaming, fun, entertainment and staying in touch on the go. Customers can enjoy movies right out of the box with the Google® Movies app that allows users to rent and play movies on the Acer A100. Also, Google® Music gives customers instant access to their personal music collection on the web without the hassle of wires or syncing. Customers can also use NemoPlayer® for video, photos and music and Aupeo! for enjoying online radio. Dolby® Mobile Technology on the tablet delivers dynamic sound to enhance the enjoyment of music and movies. In addition, the Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 can be connected to a TV via its HDMI port, so customers can share full HD videos in 1080p resolution. Game play can also be extended to a big screen TV or display with the Acer A100’s HDMI port and dual-display support. As a result, more people can watch and enjoy the game as it is mirrored to the larger screen. Plus, the Acer A100 can be used as a controller for the game as the player watches the image on the larger display.

In addition, games are crisp, fast and realistic thanks to the performance technology and six-axis motion sensing gyro meter. Customers can enjoy rich and exciting Adobe-flash based Web pages, games, videos and animations with Adobe Flash Player 10.3. Thousands of additional apps can be easily downloaded from the Android Marketplace.

Save Memories, Shop Better, Stay Connected with Cameras
The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 allows customers to always be ready to take photos and video on-the-go and quickly share them by email and on social media sites. Lighter than most SLR cameras, the Acer A100 has a 5MP rear-facing camera with flash, so families will know they have a great camera with them to capture all of life’s fun and unexpected moments. It also records clear and detailed HD Video at 720p at 30 frames per second. Plus, the rear-facing camera can be used with many available apps to read bar-codes and QR codes for shopping and other promotions. The tablet also has a 2MP fixed-focused front-facing camera and webcam for video chats.

Reading and Productivity Apps Let Moms and Families Get More Done
The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 e-reading functionality will be appreciated by a range of family members. Moms and dads can download e-books to enjoy during quiet moments in comfortable single-handed usage. The tablet comes pre-installed with Google® Books eReading app for enjoying e-books. Plus, the color screen vibrantly displays children’s e-books, so they’ll always have something to enjoy during long or unexpected waits. Extra features like the realistic page turn effect make reading even more fun. The auto-rotation allows customers to enjoy e-books, games, movies and more in either landscape or portrait mode.

In addition, everyone can stay up-to-date with extended family and friends via Acer’s Social Jogger, which puts Facebook® and Twitter® in one place for quick and easy reading and updates. Moms can keep their family schedule organized with the easy-to-use Acer “Day Planner” application that gives an easy-to-view list of upcoming activities. Working moms and those with busy schedules will appreciate that the Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 helps them stay productive. Customers can set up multiple email addresses and view Microsoft® Office documents using the trial version of the “Docs to Go” app for getting things done quickly.

Android 3.2 Brings Additional Benefits for Browsing and Entertainment
The Acer A100 comes installed with Android 3.2, the latest version of Honeycomb to give customers the latest in advanced mobile browsing. Customers can browse the Internet with speed and ease, even web pages built with Flash, thanks to Adobe Flash 10.3 that comes pre-loaded on the Acer A100 tablet. In addition, Android 3.2 lets customers have more control over their entire browsing experience, such as managing web pages by tabs, more advanced privacy settings, and proper sizing of apps and web pages for the 7-inch display.

Connectivity to WiFi and Other Devices
The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 can quickly and easily connect to Wi-Fi networks via the integrated Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless technology to access the Internet, the Android marketplace for apps and more.

Customers can enjoy their own digital content on the Acer A100 tablet by transferring files such as videos, movies and eBooks to it through the tablet’s micro-USB port or by using the Micro-SD card reader that can read Micro-SD cards with a capacity up to 32GB.Plus, the integrated Bluetooth allows consumers to connect the tablet to a variety of other devices, such as headsets and keyboards.

High-Performance for Maximum Enjoyment
The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 packs maximum performance into its incredibly portable size. It uses a high-performance NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM to give customers blazing fast access to multiple programs and apps at once. The Ultra Low Power GeForce® GPU enhances gaming, web, and multimedia for a more realistic, responsive experience.

The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 provides solid uptime with a 1530 mAh Li-polymer battery for up to five hours during Internet browsing with WiFi, up to four hours during web-streamed video and up to 4.5 hours during 720p video playback.(1)

Sharing Digital Media is Easy with clear.fi
Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 comes with Acer clear.fi, which connects with any other DLNA-compliant device to quickly and easily share and enjoy digital media. It automatically detects clear-fi-enabled devices on the wireless home network (smartphones, notebooks, HD media players, etc.) and gathers and organizes media files by type (video, music, photo, pre-recorded TV).

Priced Starting at only $329.99
The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100 is available in the U.S. now at national retail stores and will be available in Canada next month. The Acer Iconia™ Tab A100-07u16u with 16GB of memory(2) has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $349.99 U.S and $399.99 CAD, while the Acer Iconia™ Tab A100-07u08u with 8GB of memory(2) has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $329.99 U.S. and $349.99 CAD.

About Acer
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks.(3) A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company’s continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 8,000 people worldwide. Revenues for 2010 reached US$19.9 billion. See www.acer-group.com for more information.

  • BigRed4X15

    My Iconia A500 has been a good tablet. The fit and finish on the A500 is top notch with more connections than any other tablet. Acer is a little slow to get the updates out, but they seem to come with little to no bugs. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bfm-Magee/100001396842793 Bfm Magee

    See more on the Iconia Tab A100.  Visit http://iconiatabforums.com

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/297sxrk

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Dixon/1555740598 John Dixon

    Comments are getting ridiculous on DL.. Its all crap and no useful information. I click on comments to see what real users think but most have nothing to say except what they think. 

    How many of you guys have used the A100? Can you tell me what your review would be if you have used it. I am thinking about getting it for my daughter.

    • Mad_Briter

      You’re right John.  All one-liners and no content.  I have had my Acer A-100 for only 3 days, never had an Android or I-Apple device and so the learning curve has been a bit steep.  But, I like it and am waiting on delivery for a 32GB Micro Card and I should be all set.  
      Like It – Brad

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bfm-Magee/100001396842793 Bfm Magee

    Discuss the Iconia Tab A100 at http://iconiatabforums.com

  • Torp74

    Now there is a price point that will sell. Take note Motorola.

  • Jamsil0877

    Where can I buy this? 

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  • Samsam1441

    Watch apple go after Acer for the home button. lol

  • Anonymous

    Buying and installing in the car dashboard. :)

  • Vonny571

    This thing actually looks pretty sweet. I might have to check it out.

  • Djstar2k2

    i think this will do well I’m typing this on my Acer 500 now and I love this tab and performance has been great and since its not skinned updates have been butter smooth. honeycomb is the truth and and everything on here worked out the box. the only minor things should change is hooking up to the PC should need win mp11 and the browser should be desktop style without changing settings

  • http://twitter.com/dizknee24 Peter Wassel

    ok so can i have a port for my nook color now…PLEASE??

  • Anonymous

    I love it….except the 5 hour battery life. IMO that just kills it.

  • Gfacekilla

    I so wanted this to work for me. But with 5 hour battery life  FAIL. I guess I’ll mosey over to wally world and check out the Vizio Tablet…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/objection89 Miguel Angel Portela

    Wow. That thing is UGLY I mean, really really ugly. 

  • Stelv81

    You can buy there 10inch tab at Walmart right now for $20 more

    • Anonymous

       You could, but why…

  • Anonymous

    I had the original Galaxy Tab and miss the 7″ form factor, and have been waiting to get another one of that size…but I don’t think this is going to be it. Perhaps in the $250 range and I would be game.

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    I will take a dump in box and label it ‘worlds first piece of crap sporting Ice Cream Sandwich’.

    • Anonymous

      Hysterical!

  • Anonymous

    i’ll wait until the christmas season when it’s 100 bucks.

    • Anonymous

      Or free with a two year contract :)

  • RW-1

    Nope …

  • http://twitter.com/certifiablygeek Kyle Sparrow

    I’m not sure the price is where it needs to be. You can get a 10.1″ (that’s twice as much screen by area) Asus Transformer for $400. It also has twice as much storage.

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      Price will go down soon, I bet.

    • Jake

      By that logic, the Transormer is overpriced, too, because you can get an even larger desktop computer and monitor for the same price.

      The A100 has the equivalent processor, memory, capabilities, and performance of its bigger 10.1″ brothers. THAT is where the value is, not in glass. Some people might even be willing to pay MORE for a 7″ tablet because they consider the improved portability to be a bonus feature.

      I don’t disagree that the price difference should be greater, but not because of the size, because of the decreased battery life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryanpwilliams Bryan Williams

    Oh boy, this’ll be the next lawsuit that A*ple files.

    Hey Steve, why don’t you just write all these down in a journal and file one big lawsuit, suing the world.
    As for the tablet……meh.

    • Anonymous

      Do you think Jobs could sue the planet Earth because its profile “resembles” as Apple :)?

    • Anonymous

      Do you think Jobs could sue the planet Earth because its profile “resembles” as Apple :)?

  • Friend

    Friends don’t let friends by Acer….

    • Friend

      I know, I know, Friends don’t let friends say by when they mean buy

      • http://www.facebook.com/bryanpwilliams Bryan Williams

        Bye.

        :)

  • jimbob

    In two years, that’ll be the size of phones.

    • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

      No thanks.

    • Anonymous

      The Dell Streak already has you beat my friend =D!

    • Anonymous

      I paid $23.88 for an i Pad 2 32-GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumiix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.41 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 635 which only cost me $ 61.74 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it al from,
      http://EgoWin.com

    • Anonymous

      By the way, I just paîd $21.87 for an îPad 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
      Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://BidsFirst.com

      • Al Heasley

        Shut up troll……….

  • PyroHoltz

    I’ll stick w/ the NC running CM7 and the wicked IPS display….thanks though.

    Tegra would be nice.

  • Jadam6118

    No thanks

  • LCT44

    a shiny new brick!

  • Blood

    Acer is one of the worst brands ever. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/ken.obrien3 Ken O’Brien

      It really depends, there are a few decent Acer products out there.  Ive got one of their desktops that though it may not be top of the line, it does what I need it to do, and at a very affordable price

  • http://twitter.com/James_C_L James C. L.

    Battery fail.

    • Anonymous

      You pay for what you get my friend :)

  • EC8CH

    what’s with the home button?

    • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

      I call apple suing them for button imitation 

      • Anonymous

        I’m surprised they haven’t already sued them =D!

  • kuboo99

    cool

  • cole hartman

    the camera on the back looks…..interesting 

    • Kaufkin

      it’s not a camera, it’s a “portable businessman’s friend” – read Ash-Ok for details. :-D

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    yawn