Pros

  • Software customizations are helpful
  • USB host port and microSD card slot

Cons

  • Fine touchscreen grid is bothersome on display
  • Heavier and bulkier than other other tablets

At A Glance

Acer Iconia Tab is a great, reasonably priced choice if you want to access your content via USB sources, but the current limitations of Android 3.0 and what you can do with that content via USB, coupled with this tablet’s display quirks, still make it a qualified recommendation.

Manufacturer’s Description

Smaller than a magazine, the ICONIA TAB A Series sports a 10.1" widescreen display with customizable folders that open new possibilities for interaction. It runs on the new tablet-tailored Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system, weighs just 1.7 lbs. and is 0.52" thin, so it's easy to use and great for carrying. Enjoy a whole new touch experience!

Strikingly powerful

Encased in the smooth and handsome aluminum unibody chassis is an NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 dual-core mobile processor and GeForce® GPU, putting striking power and graphics in your hands, while ample RAM enables fast multitasking. The multitouch screen and fluid interface make using this tablet a breeze. And use it your way: Hold the ICONIA TAB in any direction and it'll auto-rotate to your perspective. Use it for a long time too, with up to 8 hours of HD video playback.