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The Best Tablet: Acer Iconia A500

Reviewing: Acer Iconia A500  |  Rating:
Mister Tickle By Mister Tickle on
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I consider the Acer Iconia the best tablet out of all the tablet's currently available. I have a few reasons for this. The Acer Iconia has a few key features, which other tablets do not have. Let's start with the overview. In my opinion, the Acer Iconia is a the perfect size. I actually like the 10 inch screen better than the 7 inch screen seen on other tablets. This is because the 10 inch screens eliminates the use of zooming in and out when viewing web pages. I've had this problem with the 7 inch screen where I cannot load a web page fully. If I do fully load a web page, I end up with tiny sentences. The other benefit of the 10 inch screen is the video playback. I find that watching videos on the 10 inch screen is more enjoyable than watching it on a 7 inch screen. The Acer Iconia has everything any other tablet would have including web browsing, media playback, playing games, camera, and other features.

The Acer Iconia has a few features other tablets do not such as LTE. I did not use the LTE feature as I can simply connect the Acer Iconia to my home network. LTE is basically a 4G connection. Cell phones and Smartphones use 3G connection. 3G and LTE (4G) allows the user to surf whenever, wherever. This is another type of internet connection. I did not use this feature, but it is a very handy feature. LTE surfing is much faster than surfing on 3G. From what I see, no other tablet has this LTE connection.

The Acer Iconia runs on Android 3.1 and it has a 1 GHz, which is great for multi-tasking. I can open several applications at once without having to worry about lag and freeze ups. However, I have to constantly end a few processes as they take up a lot of memory. However, I find the Acer Iconia opens up processes after I have killed. This constantly happens and it takes quite a bit the battery life. However, I can get a good five to six hours of battery life. I can use the Acer Iconia for around three days on a single charge.

There really isn't anything to say about the media playback. The Acer Iconia accepts the usual formats including MP4, AVI, MP3, JPG, MOV, and other major formats. However, formats such as M4V are not included. Since I don't use formats such as M4V, I am not really affected by this tablet. This is a good tablet with Flash support. I love the Android Marketplace as a lot of applications are free for download. There aren't any disadvantages of the Acer Iconia so that is why I like it.