Acer Iconia Tab A110 Android Tablet

Iconia Tabs of Acer… familiar, right? “Hah!” I’d say, but Acer finally managed to set its new flagship rival against the mouth-watering 7-inchers in the competition wherein the Nexus 7 of Google and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD sit atop. The new model named A110 has the same form factor, but features some few things a lot better than what the competition have kind of missed for now. Priced a bit higher at $229 compared to the rivals, should the new Tab be an answer to people’s wants?

The Acer Iconia Tab A110 has a relatively cheap-looking body, and proved on the other side, the material itself is considered under the ‘budget’ category. The A110 doesn’t really have a body design we can call ‘sleek,’ more with the fingerprint-magnet display coating and the very wide bezels rounding the display. At more than a centimeter thick, the A110 isn’t really a fashion item compared to the Kindle HD. And speaking of the race, while the competition promises good specs adorned with a good display technology, the A110 failed also to comply with the requirements.

The Acer Iconia Tab A110 has a display with a resolution of just 1024×600, and is remarkably dumped when compared to the competitors’ 1280×700. Moreover, the loss of resolution also lost the pixel density of almost a third, making the display something that you’ll give a ‘no-no’ ID. Viewing angles do not promise anything also, but nevertheless, the responsiveness with the touch panel is still acceptable.


If you think the Acer Iconia Tab A110 is about to be fished out of the aquarium, not yet. What makes the new 7-incher a bit different and hence a little tempting in its price is the inclusion of a SD card slot that accommodates up to 32GB, plus an HDMI port for popping up the display content in a bigger screen. The said allowance for an extra storage is a plus, of course, considering that for the said price the A110 only has an 8GB of internal storage compared to the $199 Nexus 7 that already has a 16GB memory.

Running the device also from within are some top specs that people have loved and have found on the Nexus 7 from Google. Included in the list: a 1.2GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a GPU that same as that of the competition. Speed tests resulted comparably, but a little distinction is that the A110 delivered better graphics rendering during games, but this maybe is due to the lesser pixel count on the display. As a Wi-Fi-only device, thankfully, the A110 is not short with Bluetooth and GPS for extra connection options and information, though we’d ask for a dual-band Wi-Fi to make this A110 truly an amazing product in its class.

On the interface side of the slate, the Acer Iconia Tab A110 features the same new Jelly Bean of Android as the standard platform. Thankfully, Acer got rid of the Acer Ring and some lots of bloatware on this device, making this relatively cheap slate simpler, easier, and better to use and navigate even for first-time tablet users. Apps and buttons responded decently with almost no recordable hiccups, and the web browsing experience is at least up to what is ideal.

One last thing to take note about this slate, and is something that pulls the device down the stall, is the relatively lower battery capacity. As tested with modes set to the highest, the battery shut itself off after like five hours or less. This is indeed something for you to worry about when comparing the candidates up, thinking others even offer a 10-hour battery life. Nevertheless, the Acer Iconia Tab A110 is a good entry to rival the Nexus 7 of Google by adding a video-out port plus a memory card slot.

Acer Iconia Tab A110 Android Tablet Computer Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 10,000.00

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