Acer Iconia A110 Review


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Reviewers don't like the Iconia's display and some are disappointed with its performance and battery life.

Much like the Coby Kyros MID9742, this tablet (starting at $200, Amazon) offers a nice list of features but its performance simply doesn't stand up to the competition, Acer Iconia A110 reviews say. PC Magasserts that the screen is "low quality," with muted colors and poor viewing angles. The review goes on to critique the tablet's boring design and flimsy feel, and notes that the battery life tested out at a relatively short 5 hours, 10 minutes. This model does have some points in its favor, though. It performs quite well, according to the PC Mag Acer Iconia A110 review, and video plays without any hiccups at 1080p. Also, the interface is user-friendly. An Acer Iconia A110 review by Computer Shopper concedes that the many connectivity options are certainly welcome but the relatively low-resolution screen and 8GB of storage are underwhelming. This expert also says the battery life is limited compared to competing tablets. The bottom line consensus is too little tablet for too high a price.

A 7-inch tablet with a screen resolution of 1024x600, the Iconia A110 runs on Android's 4.1 operating system. It boasts several connectivity options, including support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a micro HDMI port, micro USB 2.0 port, and microSD card slot that's useful for expanding the 8GB of storage. A quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU powers the A110.

This tablet's laundry list of features will get buyers' attention, but its short battery life and subpar screen will leave users disappointed. The competition in the budget price range beats out this entry.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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