The "1-Minute" Review
The Acer Iconia Tab A110 is a simple and lightweight solution for those who wish to carry around an Android tablet with excellent features but don’t want to spend too much money on the high-end models. It was first introduced by Acer in June 2012 alongside another tablet called the Iconia Tab A210. It boasts many useful hardware and software features, but by far the most intriguing thing about it is its price tag. According to Acer, the A110 will be sold with a sub-$200 price. Has it got your attention now?
For a $200 tablet, it manages to best many other devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, its default operating system. It comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, and 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded further with the use of a microSD card slot. At the back, there is a 5-megapixel main camera while a 2-megapixel front-facing webcam sits right above its 7-inch touchscreen LCD. Speaking of the screen, the fact that it features a native resolution of 1024x600 pixels might leave some people very disappointed. Acer had to make some sacrifices in order to make this tablet reach the $200 price point, and this thing with the screen is clearly one of them.
As a modern wireless mobile computer, it also features 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and GPSwith A-GPS. And it can be connected to computers and external monitors via its built-in microUSB and HDMI-out ports, respectively. If you can get over the fact that its screen resolution is limited to WSVGA, you’ll soon be enjoying the Android OS after shelling out no more than a couple hundred of your hard earned dollars.
Need To Know: Acer Iconia Tab A110
1. The small screen size and low price make it suitable for those looking to buy their first Android tablet. (The Good)
2. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is pre-installed as the default operating system and a free upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will likely be provided by Acer before the end of 2012. (The Good)
3. Low screen resolution means users of the Acer Iconia Tab A110 won’t be able to fully enjoy high-definition content. (The Bad)
4. Users are likely to run out of internal storage fairly fast with only 8GB available. (The Bad)