Acer Iconia Tab A100 Hands on experience

Hands-on with the Acer Iconia A100 Tab!

Acer Iconia Tab A100

The Acer Iconia Tab A100, the little brother of the A500, is now available in gadgets stores all over Metro Manila. This 7″ tablet was launched in the US last August and it’s actually the first 7″ tablet that ran Android 3.2. I was able to spend some time with it enough to get a feel for the product.

The tablet is sturdy and light. The weight is very similar to the BlackBerry PlayBook and the HTC Flyer. However I did find this tablet to be a little too thick especially when you’re used to handling the PlayBook or the Apple iPad 2. In terms of hardware design the Iconia Tab A100 was built more for portrait view use (for reading and browsing).

What really turned me off though was the display quality. It has poor brightness and it’s actually hard to share the tablet with another person when watching media because for some reason this has bad viewing angles.

In terms of specs it’s pretty much okay but that’s pointless at this point considering the over-all user experience. We’re not too happy with this one.

CPU: Dual-core 1 GHz
Memory and Storage: 512 MB RAM with 8GB internal storage(expandable up to 32 GB via microSD)
Operating System: Android OS v3.2 (Honeycomb)
Display: 7.0? LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 16M colors(600×1024)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n,Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
Camera: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash and 2 MP front camera
Battery: 1530maH Li-On battery
Dimensions and Weight: 195 x 117 x 13.1 mm, 470g
Price: PhP 17,000

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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