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Acer Iconia Tab A Series A700-10k32u NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.30GHz 10.1
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Pros:
High Def Screen
Crisp Text
Stunning video
Great Sound
Long battery life
USB Port
Price

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This is my third tablet. I began with a Viewsonic G-Tab, then went with an Acer 500. My only experience with Acer tech support was very positive.

I love the A700. I have bought a second one for my wife. She currently has an Ipad through her job, but wants an A700.
I primarily use it for reading ebooks, web surfing, watching Netflixs, and checking email. I also read and annotate a lot of PDF documents using ezPDF, and ebooks using Mantano ereader (the best for high lighting and note taking). Another favorite app is Evernote. I send notes and quotes from PDFs and ebooks to Evernote to use in writing projects.

The clarity of the print on ebooks is amazing. Watching a Netflix video is stunning. Almost as good as watching my HD TV. Sometimes the Netflix video takes a few seconds to become crisp. But sometimes that also happens on my HD TV.

The heat problem others complain about is not an issue. When I first got the A700, there was definitely a warmth on the right back side of the Tablet. My wife held the A700 while watching a 40 minute Netflix video and did not mention the warmth.

Because of the proprietary power connector, there are no car adapters or third party power adapters on the market yet. Because the connecter fits flat and tight, it is not a nuisance like the A500 adapter.

While I have not received the Jelly Bean upgrade (Android 4.1), initial reports from others on various acer forums suggest dramatic improvements in performance and a decrease in the warmth on the back of the tablet.

Yes the Asus tf700 has a more powerful processor, and is thinner and slightly lighter. But the price difference, currently about $150, and absence of the USB port (unless you buy the additional keyboard dock), , tipped me toward the A700. For example, I still use my wired usb trackball for some actions. Also, last week I had to connect the Acer to my computer via USB to transfer a file that was too big for dropbox.

The Asus may beat the A700 on specs, but it looses on price. For me the A700 is more than adequate. The performance is very good. And depending on where you shop, it is as much as $150 less than the Asus Tf700.

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