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Take it from a professional Geek, I absolutely love it!
on May 17, 2012
I am a computer professional by trade and I am fairly picky when it comes to technology products. While a lot of tablets have tried to match the iPAD in terms of size, I felt like it was too large to be lugging around and to use when there is no table around. The size of the Acer Iconia TAB 100 is perfect for using in your hand.
It is very responsive (thanks to the dual core Tegra processor and sufficient built-in memory) and has been very stable. I have loaded it up with a variety of applications (computer networking apps, e-book reader, GPS navigation, games, entertainment, reference and more) and it handles them all flawlessly. The on-screen keyboard that pops up when needed works well, even thought I have large fingers.
Sound quality from the speakers is pretty good and is plenty loud. The screen is very crisp (it does help to be viewing it straight on, but in this form factor, that should be a given) and I have briefly tested hooking it up to a large TV/Monitor via the HDMI port. The image was very sharp and way better than I had hoped it would be (it did lock the tablet into a horizontal display which matched the monitor).
I recently upgraded it to the Ice Cream Sandwich release of Android and the process was fairly easy.
Unlike some of the tablets that lock you into getting your apps from the tablet manufacturer, this gets apps directly from Google Play. If you want, you can also get third party sourced apps from places like Amazon or GetJar.
I did quite a bit of research before buying this tablet because I have had lots of problems and horrible performance from my older Android phone. I made the right choice and highly recommend it!