This Android based tablet has a pretty good configuration and performs really well, but is a little heavy as compared to iPad 2. The Iconia overcomes many of the shortcomings / features that people missed in iPad. For one, it has a USB port, which automatically recognizes USB flash drives and keyboards, the moment you plug them in. For some strange reason, it did not recognize external hard drives though. Second, it comes with a micro HDMI port, which can be used to connect it to a TV with HD support.
The Acer Iconia tablet comes pre-loaded with Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS. It supports Dolby mobile audio and even has a microSD card slot. The Iconia weighs 730 gm, which is heavier than iPad 2. As a result, it might be a bit heavy to operate with one hand.
Hardware specifications of Iconia are impressive – 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 250 Dual-Core processor and 1 GB RAM. You can conduct multiple applications on it and even play games, and the tablet will handle everything perfectly without any sort of lag. The system bar on the bottom is persistent and will remain there even while you are playing games. Other features include the standard accelerometer, a gyro sensor and GPS. The Iconia Tab has Wi-Fi for media support, which helps in connecting the tablet to other media sources and syncs it to view the media on these devices. The Iconia Tab has a 5 MP rear-facing camera with a flash, and a 2 MP front-facing camera, both of them give excellent quality pictures. At the bottom It also has a dock connector. Though it lacks 3G, Acer Iconia is a descent choice.
Acer Iconia – Features at a Glance
- Network : GSM
- Messaging : SMS, MMS, Email
- Camera s
- Rear 5.0 MP, 2560 x 1920 Pix
- Front 2.0 MP, 1600 x 1200 Pix
- Video Capture : Yes
- Connectivity : USB Port
- Infrared : No
- Bluetooth : Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
- Wi-Fi : 802.11 b / g
- Entertainment : Music Player, Video Player, Games
- Loudspeaker : Yes
- OS : Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS
- Touchscreen : Yes
- Display Colors : WQVGA
- Display Resolution : 7.0″
- Price : INR 27,990 (Including Sleeve and HDMI Cable)