Best 7 inch tablets

We round-up the best 7in tablets on the market

Apple has promoted a one size fits all approach with its 9.7in iPad and iPad 2 tablets, but this doesn't mean you aren't left with other choices.

For many users, the iPad's 9.7in screen makes it too large — some consumers would feel more comfortable using a smaller tablet with a 7in screen. This means that it can easily slip into a handbag, or suit jacket pocket.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab kick-started the 7in tablet market, but a host of devices have followed including the BlackBerry PlayBook and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.

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Acer Iconia A100

The Acer Iconia A100 aims to provide all the features and benefits of an Android tablet in a compact design focussing on portability. However, despite the Iconia A100's decent performance, it's ultimately crippled by a poor quality display, mediocre battery life and a chunky design. If you're looking for the ideal 7in Android tablet, the Acer Iconia A100 is not it. Keep looking.

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  • 7th Oct., 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Acer
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  • Pros:
  • Reasonably good performance
  • HDMI-out port
  • Charges quickly
  • Cons:
  • Truly abysmal battery life
  • Poor quality display
  • Thick and heavy considering its size
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