Today Acer announced it’s newest Honeycomb tablet, which is also one of the first 7-inch Honeycomb tablets. The Acer Iconia Tab A100 combines brings the new Android 3.2 to the 7-inch form factor to compete with all the Froyo and Gingerbread 7-inch tablets currently in the market.
The Iconia Tab A100, like all Honeycomb tablets, is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU. Unlike others you get a screen resolution of 1024×768 with a 75-degree viewing angle. The size of the screen might be nice to hold in the hand, but the device is a bit on the chunky side at .5-inches thick and a weight of .92 pounds. It might not seem like much, but it can really make a difference in such a small device. Despite the size you have a rather wimpy battery that’s only rated to last for five hours while web surfing, and a bit less when watching HD video. The included Flash player probably won’t help the battery much, either. Also included, should you have want or need of them is a 5MP rear-facing camera with flash, a 2MP front-facing camera, and and HDMI port.
If you really want a 7-inch Honeycomb tablet, this doesn’t seem like a terrible choice. It feels like it could be be thinner, though. For $329 for the 8GB model and $349 for the 16GB model it’s a lot cheaper than most other tablets. I’d wait and see what other companies put out 7-inch Android tablets before jumping on this one. Or you could wait and see how much the TouchPad Go sells for when that comes out.