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Topic # 83554 18-May-2011 15:31
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We are running a competition with Acer to help you win an Acer Iconia A500 32GB so you can work, play, network better at home, at the office or on the go. The Acer Iconia A500 is a tablet running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb. You can read our review here.

UPDATE: A happy Geekzoner donated a 32GB MicroSD card to us so the winner gets not only an Acer A500 but an even better Acer A500! 

How to enter the competition (make sure you read it):

. Reply to this thread with what you have now and why you think a tablet would be ideal for you (any geeky answer is valid too);

2. You get an extra entry if your entry has a picture of your existing rig. Remember to upload the picture to Geekzone, then use the Compose Reply button to post your reply with the picture. Do not post in a separate entry. Also you can only edit your post in the first 15 minutes, so have the picture ready before posting.

3. If you are on Twitter and want additional entries then use the retweet button below to post to Twitter about this competition. You can send this out once a day and will get one extra entry per day. Note the strict only one entry per day rule. No Twitter spam. Also you only get additional entries on Twitter if you replied to this thread first.

The fineprint:
This competition is open until the 25th May, when a single entry will be drawn. Open to New Zealand users only. No purchase necessary.

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  Reply # 470564 18-May-2011 15:33
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I need an Acer tablet as I find Apples disagree with me

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  Reply # 470567 18-May-2011 15:36
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I bought a eken m001 about 4 months ago to play around with. Its been fun, tried some custom roms used it for browsing.

Developed a few apps and tried them out on it.

But it is running 1.6 and is painfully slow so an upgrade would be awesome :)


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  Reply # 470568 18-May-2011 15:36
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HTC Hero
My HTC Hero's 3.2'' screen is too small for my big sausage fingers...
I need the full size Android experience !

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  Reply # 470571 18-May-2011 15:40
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I have no tablet at present but use an android phone which I love but is too small for all the webby browsy whiz bang things I want to to with a tablet.

I need at least a 10" display with good sized keyboard. I have been counting my beans to see if I could afford to buy at least the 16GB version, nothing yet.


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  Reply # 470573 18-May-2011 15:41
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My current "rig", such that it is, is my iPhone. While it is OK for casual browsing on the couch, these needs would be much better met by a tablet such as the Acer Iconia A500


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  Reply # 470575 18-May-2011 15:43
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Being poor and unable to update my iPad, which is ancient, to an iPad 2, his Steveness will soon cast me unto the outer pits of uncoolness.

Also, we all know Android is going to win.

Together these facts make it imperative that I switch camps, immediately. Here is a photo of my iPad with Travis Russell's Signaling System #7, Fifth Edition, in the background, to prove I am an ubergeek. Note how the iPad is also displaying Maurico's Twitter post.

Poor, shabby ipad, longing to be replaced

Help me, Freitasm Kenobi, you're my only hope!

iPad Air + iPhone SE + 2degrees 4tw!

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.

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  Reply # 470579 18-May-2011 15:44
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Here is a pic of my existing tablet, I am quite happy with it but the Acer does appear to have significantly more features


Tarawera Ultra 2015 done, bring on 2016

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  Reply # 470582 18-May-2011 15:45
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My existing tablet is too large to carry and the power cord doesn't reach much past the garage.... Laughing

My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

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  Reply # 470584 18-May-2011 15:47
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I don't have a tablet or a laptop at all!
I need something to use in the lounge for internet browsing, and something the kids can use at the dining tablet for their homework, and somethign that can stream/play my music and movie media collection.

With a dual core Tegra thingumy I think the Iconia beats all the netbooks around and would suit me and the rest of the family perfectly.

Now I shall attempt to upload a picture of my current rig for an extra entry....

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  Reply # 470585 18-May-2011 15:48
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My Tablet based experience revolves around a fountain pen and a pad. Battery life is great, but I can't access the FountainPen online store - which may be a bug. I tried writing a perl script to fix the problem, but alas I can't find an interpreter to work with my model pad.

Why have i not upgraded to an iPad? Because iOS is BORING (this from a mac person...I guess I am a freak)

Load & Performance Tester/PHP/JSP/C/PERL/MYSQL/LoadRunner8->11/HTML/CSS/XML/XSLT/2B|!2B/Cervelo Soloist/EMC Equip4/ Samsung Galaxy S /Darkys 10.2 Extreme

Do androids dream of electric sheep?
use strict;
my $sheepCount;

Yes, they can.

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  Reply # 470586 18-May-2011 15:49
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I need the Acer Iconia for my wife, ever since she saw and used the brother inlaw's iPad she wanted a tablet and I don't like Apple, so the Iconia will fit the bill just fine. Also she can leave my SGS alone.

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  Reply # 470588 18-May-2011 15:53
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I'd love one of these tablets, as it's my partner's birthday coming up and her laptop is just... about... dead. She's on an Android phone now, and this would be perfect for her needs.

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  Reply # 470589 18-May-2011 15:55
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I have been looking at a tab for a while to replace my ipod touch, to replace my kobo, and to use as a business tool for process mapping, note taking and the like.  I would give my left one for this!

For billions of years since the outset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived, every single person on your Mum and Dads side, successfully looked after and passed onto you life.  What are the chances of that like?

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  Reply # 470594 18-May-2011 15:59
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at the moment, i browse websites on my 'gigantic' 3.7" milestone2 screen. i played with iconia a500 at jb-hifi last weekend and i must say i love it. i have put aside some money to invest in this tablet until... i received a massive $4k bill from my dentist! *facepalm*

what should i do? help me!

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  Reply # 470596 18-May-2011 16:01
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I would like it.

Just Because.

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