[OT] Unboxing the Acer Android Tablet

Pete pete at mollysrevenge.com
Tue Aug 2 14:24:34 EDT 2011


I see some reviews that talk about a grid being visible on the screen and
also really bad photo quality in the built-in Gallery App.  They're reviews
form when the Iconia first came out  so wondering if those issues have been
addressed?
Pete
Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>




On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 10:44 AM, Chipp Walters <chipp at altuit.com> wrote:

> 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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