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Master Geek

  # 472578 22-May-2011 19:39
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I could so do with an Acer tab. Sometimes a laptop is just too much, like when I just want to send a tweet or watch videos on the train. My sad little Nokia won't cut the mustard!

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Wannabe Geek

  # 472581 22-May-2011 19:42
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A tablet would be great for NCEA and heading into uni, and motivation to start learning a new programming language. 
Some pencils. I use them for my graphics classes. Taken for a photography class


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Wannabe Geek

  # 472583 22-May-2011 19:45
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Like another gentleman who has already posted, as an Android tablet enthusiast on a budget I bought an Eken M001.  As a basic backlit e-reader itś ok.  As a mobile computer..... well 128MB RAM just does not seem to cut it somehow.  Angry birds is just not the same when you have to wait a minute for the screen to scroll after you swipe your finger ;-)my tablet

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# 472586 22-May-2011 19:53
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I'm an Apple user from way back, but I can now see there are opportunities ahead to try some new things. Like Android. Thanks for that chance to try.

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  # 472587 22-May-2011 19:56
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Im a student and would definitely find the Acer Iconia A500 useful for MIT, would post a pic but im to poor :(

Luvin the posts so far though good luck everyone

An go acer


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Wannabe Geek

# 472590 22-May-2011 20:08
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Right now i use a desktop computer i bought from pb eons ago. So could do with a little extra tablet in the house

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Wannabe Geek

  # 472591 22-May-2011 20:10
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I work in a consumer electronics retail store and I would use the Aver Iconia tablet as a demo to show customers there are options for quality tablets on the market. We have months of back orders for the iPad2 but don't even have the decency to display alternative tablets!


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  # 472594 22-May-2011 20:15
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I do not have a tablet PC at present. Current personal hardware comprises a Sony Noteboom, a LG p500 Android Phone and numerous twitched off computers which used to run Linux and Windows XP.

I would like a tablet becuase it is the ideal size (and hopefully weight) for reading books, mainly novels, in bed as I fall to sleep.  The iPad is too heavy and the screen too big for that so I'm looking to an Android whatchimacalit to fill the 7-8 inch gap in my reading life.

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  # 472595 22-May-2011 20:17
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I need an Acer Iconia A500 as I used to have an iPad.  My boy now calls it 'his server' and won't let anyone touch it.

I need one as every time you want to do anything on an iPad you have to spend a minimum of $1.29.

I need one as the wife won't let me buy one as 'I already have a tablet'.

And I just ask her to give me ideas for other reasons why I need one.  She replied 'cos you're a geek'.


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Wannabe Geek


  # 472596 22-May-2011 20:17
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I have now my old heavy mega-laptop (with dead battery), and my Google Nexus One cell phone.  

I'm doing more and more on my phone and less on the lappy (desktop these days), but the phone screen is too small to be a good work surface.  

I'm just started a new role as a business analyst and would love to bring the tablet into my work to show off documents in progress and concepts and to also record voice and even video interviews, take basic notes, and draw simple diagrams with users and stakeholders.  This would be soooo coool!!!

Having a decent sized tablet (which this Acer Iconia is) would give me a real dynamic canvas to work from.  This is exciting thinking of how the tablet would help me streamline requirements elicitation, analysis and solution design.  Plus it'll be a great way to read and mark-up things on the fly.

My sad old laptop - not that portable (and dead battery)

As an added bonus picture, here's me oogling over the Acer Iconia A500 just recently :-)

Oogling over the Acer 10.1 

It's good to see a strong tablet coming out with good peripheral support.  This is nice!!

Business Analyst / Project Manager / Web Business guy

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  # 472599 22-May-2011 20:27
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I had a rooted Vodafone 845, and it broke. I would love to own another android device and have something that I can tweak with and run around with.

Broken rooted Vodifone 845

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Master Geek

  # 472600 22-May-2011 20:27
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I deserve one because I currently have nothing! Well I have a desk top of course but no laptop let alone something as flash as the Acer. I do steal my 10 year old's iPod Touch. It's sad I am jealous of my 10 year old lol!



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Wannabe Geek

  # 472601 22-May-2011 20:30
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I have been looking at updating my HTC Hero phone and also getting an Android tablet but keep getting sucked into waiting for the next great thing.

Winning this would help by making the tablet decision for me.  I have read a lot of positive comments about the Acer A500.

 HTC Hero

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Wannabe Geek

# 472602 22-May-2011 20:32
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Free-er than this iPad I'm typing on has to be good - free me from iOS & the weight!

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  # 472603 22-May-2011 20:34
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Wow soo many replys..

I currently don't own any Tablet. :(
I'd Love to get my hands on an Acer 500 And Wow a 32Gig SDcard sweet :)

You know how much i could Geek out on that Best..
My Wife would have to skype me just to get my Attention ;-)

Thanks Geekzone.. and to the Mystery Geek zoner

Oh my Current Tablet hmmm (not a Tablet but this is what i use for Mobile Stuff)
W750 Phone

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