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Hands-On With Acer's New 10-Inch Android Tablet 159

adeelarshad82 writes "Earlier this week Acer unveiled three new tablets, two for Android and one for Windows. Unfortunately details on the devices were slim, including their names. According to a hands-on with the 10-inch Android tablet, the device is about half-inch thick and weighs slightly more than an iPad. It's currently running an unknown Android version but according to the Acer executives the tablets will be running Google's tablet version of Android, Honeycomb. The tablet has no front-facing buttons. The side includes a power button, lock button, an SD slot and a docking port for full-sized keyboard dock. The device also includes two cameras, front and back, resolutions details of which are still unknown. There's also a mini HDMI port for playing content on HDTVs. The tablets are powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU which gives it the edge when it comes to graphics."
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Hands-On With Acer's New 10-Inch Android Tablet

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 24, 2010 @01:56PM (#34334392)

    Does it have 3G and the wifis?

  • Re:Whoa... (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 24, 2010 @02:03PM (#34334500)

    ...first post??? Is this an alternate universe?

    If first post says "first post", then it's the same old annoying universe as it ever was.

    If you'd said something intelligent, that might have indicated an alternate universe.

  • Re:Whoa... (Score:3, Funny)

    by fishexe ( 168879 ) on Wednesday November 24, 2010 @02:12PM (#34334624) Homepage

    It's the headline. If it were "Acer's New 10" Andriod Tablet Proves to be a better alternative to the overpriced Apple iPad" then, you'd see a lot more comments.

    Also, if they had found a way to work in the word "tits".

  • by bonch ( 38532 ) on Wednesday November 24, 2010 @02:41PM (#34335022)

    You don't understand. This is Slashdot. That means quality isn't a consideration. Instead, the following factors are what determines success:

    1.) Is it open source? I'll never compile it in my life, but I just have to know if others can do it for me.
    2.) Does it run Linux? It must run Linux.
    3.) Can I install anything I want? Basically, I want to pirate ROMs and other warez.
    4.) Can I use Flash? People here have always mocked the use of Flash on websites, but when Apple decided not to support it on their mobile devices for performance reasons, Flash became important to me all of a sudden.
    5.) Is it by Google? If it's by Google, it's automatically amazing to me. Google can do no wrong on Slashdot. The Google Street View van is sitting outside scanning my emails right now, but that's okay because Flash is currently running on my tablet! Hang on, it just crashed.
    6.) Does it clone the iPad look and feel? I bash Apple products all the time, but the alternatives I use are mimics of those Apple products. All smartphones today resemble iPhones. Don't point this out to me, or I'll vote down your comment.
    7.) Does it make me feel cool? I'm way too cool and independent to use an Apple product. I'm just going to stand here with all the other cool Android users who are way too cool for Apple users. Haha, those sheep.

  • by paiute ( 550198 ) on Wednesday November 24, 2010 @02:56PM (#34335212)

    Please in the future stick to the style manual: any headline about a tablet has to include the words "iPad killer". See the previous memo about mp3 players.

  • by MarkGriz ( 520778 ) on Wednesday November 24, 2010 @04:37PM (#34336378)

    Thought this was another TSA patdown story.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 24, 2010 @04:46PM (#34336464)

    "Correct, but this toy does something very entertaining that the iPad can't, which is to stream and display video from the home network."

    Yup. This tablet also has a screen, which the iPad doesn't have.

    There is also a button on it, which the iPad has none of.

    Oh, the Acer one is also in tablet form factor, which the iPad isn't.

    On second thought, this little game of yours isn't really fun. And someone is going to think I am stupid if I keep playing it. All yours, Enjoy!

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