Friday, December 12, 2014

Acer Inconia Tab 10 Review

Yesterday, my Acer Iconia Tab 10 came in the mail. I wanted to wait until I got to Taiwan to pick one up, since technology tends to be cheaper out there (especially technology produced by Taiwanese companies), but since I will need something portable and efficient for business presentations and for travel, I decided to make my purchase early.

Based on what I need, this Android tablet is right up my alley. It is reasonably priced, has an excellent high-definition 1280 x 800 display, great built-in audio, and a micro-HDMI port which makes it perfect for presentations. I also find the on-screen keyboard which functions similar to a computer's keyboard easy to use, although nothing can compare to actual keys for me. The tablet's two camera's, while not impressive at 5.0 and 2.0 megapixels, are useful for telecommunication such as Skype or ooVoo meetings, but I find tablets to be too unwieldy for photography, so I would likely stick with an actual camera or my phone if I needed to take pictures.

I only have three gripes with this tablet. Firstly, the tablet is advertised as having a fingerprint-resistant screen, but my screen still has plenty of fingerprints on it. This issue can be remedied by using a screen protector, so it is nothing to really complain about. Secondly, the tablet did not come with an HDMI cord, so I will have to purchase one separately. Finally, the tablet does not have a slot for a SIM card, so it is not capable of connecting to the Internet via 3G or 4G, but this problem can be solved by tethering to your phone, or just using WiFi if it is available. These are minor gripes though, and overall, I am happy with the Acer Iconia Tab 10.