Re: Iconia 10.1" Tablets reviews rolling in.
- From: -hh <recscuba_google@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2011 13:27:58 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 24, 11:57 am, Lloyd Parsons <lloydpars...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
MuahMan <muah...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Apr 24, 11:45 am, Lloyd Parsons <lloydpars...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
MuahMan <muah...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
It's rated higher buy customers than the iPad/2 on Best Buy.com
After trying out and considering the Xoom, G-Tablet, G-Slate,
Transformer, and many others, I chose the Acer over all of them as my
personal tablet. Here's why:
Sound: There's nothing worse than tinny or distorted sound to keep
that game/video from popping, and the Dolby
Mobile in the Acer is simply the best sounding yet.
Video: While not an IPS display, like the iPad or Transformer, the
Acer still has excellent color and clarity. Far better than the Xoom,
that's for sure.
Ports: having a card slot, USB 2.0 that can host keyboards, mice,
thumbdrives, etc., mini usb port, and HDMI port, are only going to be
more important as Honeycomb develops. No other tablet has all this
without adding a dock of some sort. These features will be critical in
3rd party development of alternate ROMs, etc.
10 Point Multitouch: The highest number of touch points available on
Cameras: The Acer takes decent video and stills (unlike the
Transformer, where the video looks horridly choppy. Google the
Transformer reviews and read/see for yourself in their own tests) that
is as good as any tablet has managed so far. TIP: Turn off auto-white
balance for better video recording.
Chipset: Tegra 2 dual-core. Don't settle for a tablet that doesn't
have the Tegra in it. That's what all the developers are programming
The ONLY downside that I see is the weight, which might be an issue
for some... about a half pound heavier than the iPad 2.
I seriously think that the Acer has gotten the short end of the stick
press-wise, despite the overall consistently good reviews by major
What's great about it: Excellent price/performance/overall
What's not so great: Just a bit on the heavy side
I would recommend this to a friend
That weight difference is huge in an ultra-portable.
After reading all the reviews on Best Buy about it, I noted that not one
single review commented on how it compares to the iPad at all. They
were all comparing to other Android devices. Seems a bit odd...
Of course Lloyd would pick the ONE and only ONE advantage that the
iPad has and make it a "huge" factor. Seriously, why as an Apple
fanbois is it impossible for you to praise other products or consider
buying them. Honestly. What makes you tick like that? What does it
benefit your life to defend a company (whose only job is to separate
you from your money) to the death.
And of course, you would take the opposite tack, that Apple is the worse
of the bunch.
But reality in the ultra-portable market is as much about size and
weight as it is about anything else. Carrying these things around is
what it is all about. And 1/2 lb heavier is a significant difference.
In this case, (1.5lbs+0.5lb)/1.5lbs = 33% more
Its like Muah crowing about how much horsepower his Coupe has ...
without also disclosing that at roughly 3400lbs, it also probably
weighs a good 33% (1,000lbs) more than Alan's Miata. Again, it is
Muah's failure to recognize context.
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