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My Review on Acer ICONIA A700 10k32u 10 1 Inch Tablet

Acer ICONIA A700 10k32u 10 1 Inch Tablet

This is my first purchase of a tablet and I am still learning all I can do with it. It’s easy to learn but I have to consult the user guide on certain functions. The screen is clear and easy to read, and responds quicly.I was able to connect with my router with not problem a all and I did not notice any excessive heat build-up as some have reported.
I did notice the touch feature reuires little pressure and sometimes it requires several hard taps to work but that could just be me, since I not use to touch technology. There are a lot of apps available and many are free. Others run from $0.99 to $1.99 which is worth it on useful apps. It seems to me the battery hold well and charging does not take a long time.I only use to for a couple hours at a time so other who are on it constantly may experience other problems I do not notice.
I’m still learning it’s capablities and consider it a very good tablet to start learning on. I would recommend it for casual users like me. Not sure about gamers or heavy users of this tablet. I’m not into that , yet.

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7 comments so far

  1. Mathew Drake
    #1

    This is my first purchase of a tablet and I am still learning all I can do with it. It’s easy to learn but I have to consult the user guide on certain functions. The screen is clear and easy to read, and responds quicly.I was able to connect with my router with not problem a all and I did not notice any excessive heat build-up as some have reported.
    I did notice the touch feature reuires little pressure and sometimes it requires several hard taps to work but that could just be me, since I not use to touch technology. There are a lot of apps available and many are free. Others run from $0.99 to $1.99 which is worth it on useful apps. It seems to me the battery hold well and charging does not take a long time.I only use to for a couple hours at a time so other who are on it constantly may experience other problems I do not notice.
    I’m still learning it’s capablities and consider it a very good tablet to start learning on. I would recommend it for casual users like me. Not sure about gamers or heavy users of this tablet. I’m not into that , yet.

  2. Juana Roberts
    #2

    I own both the a700 and the tf700t, having upgraded from two a500′s (which I was happy with). I have owned the a700 since June 16th and used it up until passing it on to my girlfriend last week. I have owned the tf700t since the 20th of July. These are my observations: Both tablets have touch screen issues. The tf700t seems to have improved after a recent update. Both displays are beautiful, both have great viewing angles, however the Asus is brighter. I do not play high graphic games on either tablet, that said, the tf700t dissipates heat better (not that I am bothered or worried about the a700′s heat). In the sound department the advantage by far goes to the a700. Two speakers, Dolby, and slightly better placement wins out. Both tablets exhibit lag in the browser. I would give build quality to the a700. It just feels better to me. It is slightly heavier but that does not bother me. I don’t use the camera or video on either tablet; on paper the Asus has the advantage. The Acer has the better battery life. The Acer also came with the micro to full-size USB adapter, I had to pay $17 for the Asus adapter. I like that the a700 has a cover for the micro SD, the tf700t does not. I like that the a700 does not use proprietary ports. Charge port is of the micro USB variety, the tf700t’s charging port is proprietary.

    Overall, I like the Acer a700 a little bit more than the Asus tf700t. I have had no major issues with it. I have had issues with the Asus tf700t. Freezing, wifi connectivity (slow to connect), and the dreaded white screen off death. Recent update did not fix those problems…happened to me before and after the update (except for White screen). If only the Acer a700 had the higher clock speed and ddr3 RAM, it would be the better tablet for sure. For now, I hope Asus gets on their horse and fix the issues with their tablet.

  3. Billy Carpenter
    #3

    Having owned several android tablets already I must say I was very impressed when I first used this product. The screen is really amazing and the resolution is awesome. To be fair, I wasn’t sure how much weight to put on the screen resolution, but after seeing it first hand it is definitely a big bonus.

    Also very impressive is the battery life. Not only for watching movies and actively using it, but it feels like the standby time lasts forever. The second week I had it I left for a trip and didn’t think much of it and just locked the screen. When I got home and turned it on several days later (I think 5), I don’t think the battery level even dropped at all. Very cool. I would recommend this product to anyone seeking a very affordable high quality android tablet.

  4. Elizabeth Preston
    #4

    UPDATE: I have received two Jelly Bean updates (4.1 and 4.1.1). This tablet was made for JB. It is faster and the screen touch sensitivity is greatly improved.

    I did a Netflix comparison with my Acer 500. I ran the same video on both, side by side. WOW! An amazing difference.
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    This is my third tablet. I began with a Viewsonic G-Tab, then went with an Acer 500. My only experience with Acer tech support was very positive.

    I love the A700. I have bought a second one for my wife. She currently has an Ipad through her job, but wants an A700.

    I primarily use it for reading ebooks, web surfing, watching Netflixs, and checking email. I also read and annotate a lot of PDF documents using ezPDF, and ebooks using Mantano ereader (the best for high lighting and note taking). Another favorite app is Evernote. I send notes and quotes from PDFs and ebooks to Evernote to use in writing projects.

    The clarity of the print on ebooks is amazing. Watching a Netflix video is stunning. Almost as good as watching my HD TV. Sometimes the Netflix video takes a few seconds to become crisp. But sometimes that also happens on my HD TV.

    The heat problem others complain about is not an issue. When I first got the A700, there was definitely a warmth on the right back side of the Tablet. My wife held the A700 while watching a 40 minute Netflix video and did not mention the warmth.

    Because of the proprietary power connector, there are no car adapters or third party power adapters on the market yet. Because the connecter fits flat and tight, it is not a nuisance like the A500 adapter.

    While I have not received the Jelly Bean upgrade (Android 4.1), initial reports from others on various acer forums suggest dramatic improvements in performance and a decrease in the warmth on the back of the tablet.

    Yes the Asus tf700 has a more powerful processor, and is thinner and slightly lighter. But the price difference, currently about $150, and absence of the USB port (unless you buy the additional $150 keyboard doc), , tipped me toward the A700. For example, I still use my wired usb trackball for some actions. Also, last week I had to connect the Acer to my computer via USB to transfer a file that was too big for dropbox.

    The Asus may beat the A700 on specs, but it looses on price. For me the A700 is more than adequate. The performance is very good. And depending on where you shop, it is as much as $150 less than the Asus Tf700.

  5. Maureen Mcneil
    #5

  6. Karin Morgan
    #6

    The screen is gorgeous! Some have said it’s not very bright — you got to be kidding! At Max brightness it will burn your eyeballs out! What is awesome is that the LOWEST brightness is actually bearable. There ARE people out here who want to preserve their eyes! Note that the auto-brightness setting tends towards the low side.
    Battery is life good but falls short of advertised. (see the Engadet review: [...]
    Performance overall is decent, but less than I expected.
    Quadrant showed the bottleneck to be I/O and 2D performance which they seem to test by panning an image. PDFs are slow to page-flip and scroll, but the kindle app and web browser fly!
    There is obviously some inefficiencies there that perhaps Google can help with.
    Videos are simply perfect – no problem there.
    The unit does get warm on the lower right side (landscape), but not hot.
    the poetic case I bought works well with the unit so I don’t notice the warmth. Poetic HardBack Protective Case for ACER ICONIA TAB A510 / ACER ICONIA TAB A700 Black With HandStrap with Built-in Folding Cover – Black(Intergrated HandStrap)(Stylus Holder is a Plus) (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic)

    Overall this is a solid, beautiful unit for the price. It will be my new productivity workhorse!

    UPDATE:
    After two weeks of owning this device, I have to step up my rating from 4 stars to 5. Forget the 2D benchmark! This is now my most used computing device. Reading pdfs with EzPDF reader is sweet! The high res screen makes text pleasant to read and the moderate brightness at the lowest brightness setting means you can actually read comfortably without eye fatigue.
    The killer app for me is Irssi ConnectBot with it’s text zoom feature (vol. control buttons). Coupled with the Logitech keyboard for Android 3.0+ Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android 3.0+ (920-003390) (which, BTW, I am using to type this review :) SSH has never been this good!

    Battery life is reasonable. I turn Bluetooth and WIFI off if I am not using them (which is so easy to do on Android 4.0) and just get my work done. Please note that battery shelf-life is also good. I can leave the unit several days (WIFI and Bluetooth off) without significant drain. This is not the case with my Asus Transformer (not Prime) with it’s supposedly 14hr battery life with keyboard. Even with Asus completely off, battery would degrade within a week!

    I think I also neglected to mention above that 3D performance is right up there in the top where it ought to be. So this device is no slouch! There is some room for optimization for 2D, but it’s nothing that slows me down any.
    If you are looking for a high res device and thinking the only decent option is that “other” tablet, think again. The open file system and memory expandability of this device (they provide two USB cables for connecting standard USB devices, a long one and a short one) make it a no-brainer for a user looking for a highly productive device. This is a score!

  7. Jordan Joyce
    #7

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