Acer Iconia Tab A101 performance

Acer Iconia Tab A101
Acer Iconia Tab A101

When the late Steve Jobs introduce Apple iPad two years ago, many are calling it a momentum end of the Personal Computer era. With the advantage of portability and mobility, instantly iPad became an icon tablet trends in the digital era. Following the lead of Apple's success, a number of PC manufacturers began to glance at the tablet. One is Acer, which introduced the tablet Iconia. So, read this Acer Iconia Tab A101 performance.

Acer Iconia Tab A101 is one product of a series circuit Iconia Tab. Acer tablet 7 inch was introduced in February 2011, and released in May 2011.

In terms of size, this Acer tablet to be a competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which first introduced in early September 2010, the IFA event in Berlin, Germany. Both also use the Android operating system.

But the difference, Iconia Tab can not be used to call, though can be used for SMS. Then what kind of Acer Iconia Tab A101? Here's Acer Iconia Tab A101 performance review:

design Acer Iconia Tab A101
design Acer Iconia Tab A101

Physical and Design Acer Iconia Tab A101:
The tablet has a dimension of 195x117x13, 1 mm. Despite the relatively compact size, Iconia Tab A101 is quite heavy when carried, with a fat body that weighs 470 grams.

The interface is simple, with the home button on the screen. While on the side visible reset button, microUSB port and HDMI port, 3.5 mm microphone hole and the power button.

The screen uses capacitive touchscreen LCD with 16 million colors. 600x1024 pixel resolution using the multitouch user interface developed by Acer.

Operating system that uses the Android 3.2 Honeycomb is also optimal for the tablet. By default, the display on the UI consists of five pages, each page can be filled with widgets, application shortcuts, and wallpaper.

UI on the operating system is also equipped with three bars: back, home, and recent apps. With the recent apps menu, users can easily multi-task in running a number of applications.

But unfortunately, Acer Iconia Tab A101 is not equipped with a screen capture feature. Users must upgrade advance through the process of rooting to be able to do a screen capture with the help of the application.

Iconia Tab
Iconia Tab

Acer Iconia Tab A101 performance:
Acer seems to want to show the best performance on the tablet. Therefore Iconia is equipped with 1 GHz dual core processor, the Cortex A9. Chipset also uses Nvidia Tegra 2 T20. RAM is used is quite large, which is 1GB.

With this processor, making the Iconia Tab A101 good enough to watch the video, also to read the epaper or ebook. A number of applications were well used, except for applications that do require high image resolution.

When performed benchmark tests using the Standard Quadrant application, the results in 1886. This figure is fairly decent.

But unfortunately the performance of this processor makes the batteries tend to be wasteful. In a charge of about 2 - 2.5 hours, the tablet can only be used about 4-5 hours, if used continuously.

For internet use, display in full view Iconia Tab any web browser. So, it looks like the use of PC, and not the mobile version.

Acer Iconia Tab A101 Connectivity:
Iconia Tab 101 is equipped with HDMI connectivity, so it can connect to the TV. In addition, connectivity is also equipped with a mini USB and bluetooth.

For internet connectivity, the tablet is very supportive of the mobile internet because it has a 3G network, with speeds of 21 Mbps HSDPA and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps. To save, users can use Wi-Fi networks.

As for the storage, the tablet is equipped with an internal storage capacity of 8 or 16 GB and 1 GB of RAM. If not, this tablet also features a slot micoSD up to 32 GB.

Acer Iconia Tab A101 Camera and Sound:
Iconia Tab A 101 equipped with the main camera of 5 MP with up to 2592x1944 pixel image results, also with autofocus and LED flash. While both use the 2 MP camera.

For video, this tablet support for 720p HD video recording (1280x720p).

For sound, use the Acer tablet Iconia A101 Media and Dolby Mobile. The voice can be considered amazing. By using the speaker, his voice did not sound broken, or sounding shrill. The voice sounded clear and loud.

Audio features on this Acer tablet also supports file MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC +. As for the video, this tablet support for file XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263

Acer Iconia Tab A101 Disadvantages:
Despite the relatively compact size, the tablet is fairly heavy. In addition, the performance of the processor is not supported with battery life.

Acer Iconia Tab A101 Pros:
In general, this is a tablet that can be selected. Dual core processor performance and the performance of the tablet makes it pretty awesome. Not only that, the audio system in the tablet is worth a thumbs up and a concern.
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