Acer shows off the A100, a new 7" tablet with Google's Android 3.2 "Honeycomb" operating system. The device offers a 0.92-pound design that is sleek enough for single-handed use and offers a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. Prices start at $329.99.
Acer America expands its Acer
Iconia(tm) Tab line of tablets with its first 7-inch tablet - and the
industry's first 7-inch tablet running Android(tm) 3.2 (Honeycomb) - in
the United States and Canada. The new Acer Iconia(tm) Tab A100 features
an incredibly portable sub-one pound design, a vibrant 7-inch
multi-touch display, and a sleek, thin design that is comfortable to use
and take virtually anywhere.
With the Acer Iconia(tm) Tab A100 tablet, customers can have a single
portable device for enjoying entertainment such as games and websites as
well as productivity applications such as a calendar and email. The
tablet comes pre-installed with Adobe Flash Player 10.3, so Adobe Flash
games and websites can be enjoyed right out of the box. In addition, the
WiFi device is the ideal size for moms, families and individuals who
want to stay entertained and productive, since the screen is large
enough to enjoy video and other multimedia, yet the device is portable
enough for comfortable single-handed use.
Weighing in at a mere 0.92 pounds and measuring only a half-inch thick,
the Acer Iconia(tm) Tab A100's super-portable size makes it easy to take
anywhere. The vibrant 7-inch TFT WSVGA screen displays social networking
sites, photos and more in 1024x600 resolution and high-color contrast,
so customers can enjoy crisp, vibrant content enhanced by a 16:10 aspect
ratio and 75-degree wide viewing angle. Plus, the 7-inch capacitive
touch-screen is incredibly responsive and accurate for convenient
"The Acer Iconia(tm) Tab A100 tablet delivers the ultimate combination
of portability and performance for fun and gaming as well as staying in
touch," said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer
America. "Families are spending more time social networking and enjoying
web-based digital media, so a highly portable tablet like the Acer A100
will let them get more done and stay connected on-the-go to enjoy their
lives more fully."
Ultimate Companion for Mobile Moms and Families
The Acer Iconia(tm) Tab A100 is the ultimate companion for mobile
consumers such as moms and families who want a single device for gaming,
fun, entertainment and staying in touch on the go. Customers can enjoy
movies right out of the box with the Google(r) Movies app that allows
users to rent and play movies on the Acer A100. Also, Google(r) Music
gives customers instant access to their personal music collection on the
web without the hassle of wires or syncing. Customers can also use
NemoPlayer(r) for video, photos and music and Aupeo! for enjoying online
radio. Dolby(r) Mobile Technology on the tablet delivers dynamic sound
to enhance the enjoyment of music and movies. In addition, the Acer
Iconia(tm) Tab A100 can be connected to a TV via its HDMI port, so
customers can share full HD videos in 1080p resolution. Game play can
also be extended to a big screen TV or display with the Acer A100's HDMI
port and dual-display support. As a result, more people can watch and
enjoy the game as it is mirrored to the larger screen. Plus, the Acer
A100 can be used as a controller for the game as the player watches the
image on the larger display.
In addition, games are crisp, fast and realistic thanks to the
performance technology and six-axis motion sensing gyro meter. Customers
can enjoy rich and exciting Adobe-flash based Web pages, games, videos
and animations with Adobe Flash Player 10.3. Thousands of additional
apps can be easily downloaded from the Android Marketplace.
Save Memories, Shop Better, Stay Connected with Cameras
The Acer Iconia(tm) Tab A100 allows customers to always be ready to take
photos and video on-the-go and quickly share them by email and on social
media sites. Lighter than most SLR cameras, the Acer A100 has a 5MP
rear-facing camera with flash, so families will know they have a great
camera with them to capture all of life's fun and unexpected moments. It
also records clear and detailed HD Video at 720p at 30 frames per
second. Plus, the rear-facing camera can be used with many available
apps to read bar-codes and QR codes for shopping and other promotions.
The tablet also has a 2MP fixed-focused front-facing camera and webcam
for video chats.
Reading and Productivity Apps Let Moms and Families Get More Done
The Acer Iconia(tm) Tab A100 e-reading functionality will be appreciated
by a range of family members. Moms and dads can download e-books to
enjoy during quiet moments in comfortable single-handed usage. The
tablet comes pre-installed with Acer LumiRead and Google(r) Books
eReading apps for enjoying e-books. Plus, the color screen vibrantly
displays children's e-books, so they'll always have something to enjoy
during long or unexpected waits. Extra features like the realistic page
turn effect make reading even more fun. The auto-rotation allows
customers to enjoy e-books, games, movies and more in either landscape
or portrait mode.
In addition, everyone can stay up-to-date with extended family and
friends via Acer's Social Jogger, which puts Facebook(r) and Twitter(r)
in one place for quick and easy reading and updates. Moms can keep their
family schedule organized with the easy-to-use Acer "Day Planner"
application that gives an easy-to-view list of upcoming activities.
Working moms and those with busy schedules will appreciate that the Acer
Iconia(tm) Tab A100 helps them stay productive. Customers can set up
multiple email addresses and view Microsoft(r) Office documents using
the trial version of the "Docs to Go" app for getting things done
Android 3.2 Brings Additional Benefits for Browsing and Entertainment
The Acer A100 comes installed with Android 3.2, the latest version of
Honeycomb to give customers the latest in advanced mobile browsing.
Customers can browse the Internet with speed and ease, even web pages
built with Flash, thanks to Adobe Flash 10.3 that comes pre-loaded on
the Acer A100 tablet. In addition, Android 3.2 lets customers have more
control over their entire browsing experience, such as managing web
pages by tabs, more advanced privacy settings, and proper sizing of apps
and web pages for the 7-inch display.
Connectivity to WiFi and Other Devices
The Acer Iconia(tm) Tab A100 can quickly and easily connect to Wi-Fi
networks via the integrated Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
CERTIFIED wireless technology to access the Internet, the Android
marketplace for apps and more.
Customers can enjoy their own digital content on the Acer A100 tablet by
transferring files such as videos, movies and eBooks to it through the
tablet's micro-USB port or by using the Micro-SD card reader that can
read Micro-SD cards with a capacity up to 32GB. Plus, the integrated
Bluetooth allows consumers to connect the tablet to a variety of other
devices, such as headsets and keyboards.
High-Performance for Maximum Enjoyment
The Acer Iconia(tm) Tab A100 packs maximum performance into its
incredibly portable size. It uses a high-performance NVIDIA Tegra 2
dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM to give customers blazing fast
access to multiple programs and apps at once. The Ultra Low Power
GeForce(r) GPU enhances gaming, web, and multimedia for a more
realistic, responsive experience.
The Acer Iconia(tm) Tab A100 provides solid uptime with a 1530 mAh
Li-polymer battery for up to five hours during Internet browsing with
WiFi, up to four hours during web-streamed video and up to 4.5 hours
during 720p video playback.(1)
Sharing Digital Media is Easy with clear.fi
Acer Iconia(tm) Tab A100 comes with Acer clear.fi, which connects with
any other DLNA-compliant device to quickly and easily share and enjoy
digital media. It automatically detects clear-fi-enabled devices on the
wireless home network (smartphones, notebooks, HD media players, etc.)
and gathers and organizes media files by type (video, music, photo,
Priced Starting at only $329.99
The Acer Iconia(tm) Tab A100 is available in the U.S. now at national
retail stores and will be available in Canada next month. The Acer
Iconia(tm) Tab A100-07u16u with 16GB of memory(2) has a manufacturer's
suggested retail price of $349.99 U.S and $399.99 CAD, while the Acer
Iconia(tm) Tab A100-07u08u with 8GB of memory(2) has a manufacturer's
suggested retail price of $329.99 U.S. and $349.99 CAD.