[OT] Unboxing the Acer Android Tablet

Chipp Walters chipp at altuit.com
Tue Aug 2 13:44:30 EDT 2011


I should also mention, once I figured out how to use the cursor with my
finger, it's a MUCH more satisfying experience than the 'bubble approach
Apple has. Score one for Google in UIX over Apple.

Still, there's little if any after market accessories for any of these
Android products, especially compared to Apple. Too bad.
On Aug 2, 2011 12:40 PM, "Chipp Walters" <chipp at altuit.com> wrote:
> Turns out the Android doesn't know how to spell I pad. :-)
> On Aug 2, 2011 12:38 PM, "Chipp Walters" <chipp at altuit.com> wrote:
>> 'And the resolution isn't "much" better. The wide screen can be useful
> when
>> playing Angry Birds Rio levels, but the actual DPI is only 149 versus
132.
>> 132 is already fairly high, and unless I wear reading glasses and try to
>> look for differences, I wouldn't describe the extra 12% as being that
much
>> better.'
>>
>> Colin, resolution typically refers to the number of pixels on a screen,
> not
>> the density. The Acer Iconis has a 1280 x 800 screen, vs the iPad's 1024
x
>> 768. That's 1,024,000 pixels vs the 786,432 of the I pad, which is
>> significant, and much more than 12%.
>>
>> I turned both the Acer and I pad screen to their brightest levels and
> viewed
>> them side by side, and they looked about the same.



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