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  • piroroadkill - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - link

    It has a poor quality TN screen. Resolution aside, this makes it a bit shoddy. Reply
  • Anonymous Blowhard - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - link

    Agreed. Acer had a chance to throw in an easy one-up by adding microSD and HDMI output, and they pooched it with the screen. Reply
  • guidryp - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - link

    How do you know it is a TN screen.

    i agree that kills it if it is.
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  • piroroadkill - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - link

    Because I know someone with one and looked at it myself. I'm not guessing. Poor viewing angles. Reply
  • Patflute - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - link

    Why do you look at a tablet from the side? Reply
  • mcnabney - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - link

    My kids share my Nexus 7 all the time. They would be pissed if they couldn't see what the other kids was doing. Reply
  • piroroadkill - Friday, October 19, 2012 - link

    Sorry, but if you have a TN tablet, you'll realise it's more fundamental than that.

    Just lying it down on a table and looking at it screws with the colour. It's tiring to always hold it at the correct angle. Top to bottom is often worse than side to side.
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  • bupkus - Friday, October 19, 2012 - link

    To steal credit card numbers?
    To watch free porn?
    ....
    That's all I got.
    coffee, please.
    Reply
  • guidryp - Monday, October 22, 2012 - link

    Doesn't it say above that it isn't even out yet? So how could you know someone with one? Reply
  • retrospooty - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - link

    WTF? Compared to the Nexus 7

    Lower quality screen (IPS vs TN)
    Lower res screen
    $30 more
    By the time this is out Google will have the 16gb for $199 and 32gb for $249
    Acer has had many quality issues in the past.

    Why would anyone in their right mind buy this over the Nexus 7? Another megafail by Acer.
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  • bupkus - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - link

    Mama Mia
    Will there be an upgrade program?
    I'm using my 8gb N7 Right now.
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  • amdwilliam1985 - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - link

    I'm also running my 8GB N7 with about 2GB free, with most of the stuff coming from the cloud.
    I'm interest in the upgrade program too, $50 more for the 32GB, haha.
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  • johndoe74 - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - link

    u can absolutely count on acer to shoot themselves in the foot. every.single.time.

    i would have bought this over the N7 this Christmas season if only for the included microsd, not a chance now.
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  • Bubbacub - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - link

    not stock android
    crap screen
    crap resolution
    costs a load more

    this will tank more than winrt
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  • wickman - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - link

    I really wish Anandtech would put up a poll regarding tablet screen size as it would be quite interesting to see which way people sway and why.

    Is it just the cost of the smaller tablets that draw you in, or is it the portability factor? Or is there some other reason why you would prefer a 7" screen over a 10"?

    Personally I don't think I could live with a screen smaller than I have on my iPad3, and I may even consider a 13" screen provided battery life, performance, quality, and usability scales upwards with the screen size.
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  • Sprchkn - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - link

    I have a Nexus 7 and for me were a few factors:

    1) portability
    2) the price made it worth taking the risk on a smaller screen
    3) Google device, so I know it will get regular OS updates

    Cons are of course the lack of HDMI output (not a huge deal because my phone is capable) and removable storage. My usage scenario probably isn't typical though in that I purchased it to watch movies and look up recipes when in my kitchen and also when working out. If I want to type a lot, say when responding to an email which requires a long answer, 9 out of 10 times I'll fire up my computer and compose it from there.
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  • Paulman - Friday, October 19, 2012 - link

    I was thinking about this and do you think this could actually "save" the tablet in a lot of use cases/scenarios?

    Keep a bluetooth keyboard around. And when you want to do something input/typing heavy, you turn on the BT keyboard and away you go.

    Would this be as practical as I envision it to be?
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  • Peroxyde - Sunday, October 21, 2012 - link

    This "Acer Iconia A110 Guns For Nexus 7" ?!?! Even at half of its price ($115 instead of $230) I am not interested.

    The upcoming Nexus 7 32GB @ $250 is so much better as many commenters have pointed out (screen, resolution, more storage, quality build). In particular, the Nexus7 has stock Android and it is very easy to root and customize ROM.
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  • ZekeD - Saturday, November 10, 2012 - link

    I think Anandtech could do the tablet industry a service by publishing complete specs. Even beyond what the manufacturer releases to the consumer. Such as what chips and modules, down to the component datasheets.

    This information may be meaningless to the majority, but specs drive my purchase as much as price. The lack of information on sensor types and GPS is very poor across the industry. Resellers often don't include information found on the manufacturer datasheet, e.g. does it even have GPS, Samsung?

    Everyone seems infatuated with the pixels and nits, which suits them fine. I want to know resolution of the inclinometer, which camera sensor, GPS sensitivity and vendor of WiFi module/chipset, what antenna type and what magnetic compass sensor is used.

    I'm not an average consumer, so make of it what you will. When, over time, I find prefered components, it makes for a better informed purchase.

    http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model-datashee...
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