Acer Iconia A100 Android tablet (preview)

Acer Iconia A100 preview: a 7in in Android 'Honeycomb' tablet with HDMI-out and USB ports

Acer may be taking on the iPad 2 with its 10.1in Iconia A500 Android tablet, but the Iconia A100 targets a slightly different market: It has a 7in screen so it's obviously smaller and lighter than its bigger brother.

Read our guide to the best upcoming tablets in 2011.

Starting at $499, the Acer Iconia A100 shares a similar feature set to the Iconia A500. It runs the runs the latest Google Android 3.0 'Honeycomb' operating system, which is specifically designed for larger screened tablet devices, and is powered by a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor — the same used in the Galaxy Tab 10.1v.

The Acer Iconia A100 has 512MB of RAM compared to the Iconia A500's 1GB, and has 8GB of internal storage compared with 16GB and 32GB storage options of Acer's 10.1in tablet. However, it comes with expandable memory via a microSD card slot and it obviously sheds weight and size compared to the Iconia A500.

The Acer Iconia A100 also supports HD video playback, and has an HDMI-out port meaning it can be plugged directly into a high-definition television. It also has a USB port for storing and transferring files.

The Acer Iconia A100 will be available from mid-April from all major retailers. It will be offered first in a Wi-Fi only version, with a 3G version to come at a later, yet-to-be-announced date.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags tabletsacerGoogle Androidtablet PCsAndroid tabletsAcer Iconia

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

Good Gear Guide
Show Comments

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?