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  # 464860 3-May-2011 13:28
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So, you wouldn't believe it... A felow Geekzone member put us in contact with Acer and they sent one Acer Iconia 32GB for review - it just arrived. And I just got a phone call from Acer telling me they are happy I give it away to a Geekzone member in a competition. So I will start one early next week...





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  # 464862 3-May-2011 13:31
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Apparently this is the dock which is coming for them 
http://www.gadgetpark.com/acer-a500-iconia-tab-dock-review.html 

 
 
 
 


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  # 464865 3-May-2011 13:41
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freitasm: So, you wouldn't believe it... A felow Geekzone member put us in contact with Acer and they sent one Acer Iconia 32GB for review - it just arrived. And I just got a phone from Acer telling me they are happy I give it away to a Geekzone member in a competition. So I will start one early next week...



Excellent stuff, I look forward to your review.

Perhaps people could give you some of their "must know before buying" questions.
For me it is video playback both streamed from file, flash, web & network, ease of typing, & file transfer over home network.
I would also be interested in how it handles torrent files with the appropriate app.

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  # 464994 3-May-2011 20:24

semigeek: How's video playback on your A500? Mine is very laggy. The file was a MP4


Mine looks alright. I use MoboPlayer which is one of the best video player out there for android. Can you be more specific where you had the MP4 file(internal memory / sd card / external hdd)?



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  # 464996 3-May-2011 20:30
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Had a play with one today, not sure if it's just me(coming from a Galaxy S touchscreen)

But the screen needed a very firm press to do anything? And the swiping between desktops seemed to be very picky

Gingerbread looks gorgeous, as did testing some large image files. Build quality also seems to be very nice, I especially like the fullsize USB port

Youtube seemed to handle well, but 720/1080P youtube seemed to lag a bit(might get fixed in a later build/the Flash 10.2 upgrade which supports hardware acceleration in Honeycomb 3.1)

Also Tory Street(and the website) has now upped the price to 899/999...which IMO is too much





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  # 465109 4-May-2011 08:07
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vinnieg: Had a play with one today, not sure if it's just me(coming from a Galaxy S touchscreen)

But the screen needed a very firm press to do anything? And the swiping between desktops seemed to be very picky

Gingerbread looks gorgeous, as did testing some large image files. Build quality also seems to be very nice, I especially like the fullsize USB port

Youtube seemed to handle well, but 720/1080P youtube seemed to lag a bit(might get fixed in a later build/the Flash 10.2 upgrade which supports hardware acceleration in Honeycomb 3.1)

Also Tory Street(and the website) has now upped the price to 899/999...which IMO is too much




My screen is very responsive, no firm press needed and swiping between desktops can be done with just a fingertip.  I haven't noticed any lag in youtube, but there is lag in video files I have tried that I have copied to the device. Will try the player that someone mentioned on here and see how that goes.  I'm not a big fan of the sound through headphones with Dolby Mobile switched on, but turning it off is a lot better, but then you lose access to the EQ etc.  My only other issue with the A500 is that I prefer to use Opera as my default browser, but even though I have flash enabled in settings for it, it won't work. Yet it works fine in the stock browser.  Apart from the above, I am happy with it. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 465136 4-May-2011 09:06
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vinnieg: Also Tory Street(and the website) has now upped the price to 899/999...which IMO is too much


JB HiFi's latest flyer has the 16GB for $797

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  # 465142 4-May-2011 09:16
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wellygary:
vinnieg: Also Tory Street(and the website) has now upped the price to 899/999...which IMO is too much


JB HiFi's latest flyer has the 16GB for $797


Awesome, I just moved offices to the State Insurance building above the JB Hifi in Wellington. Hope they have one out for a poke at lunch time.   
Dangerous place to work financially...the temptation.

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  # 465145 4-May-2011 09:19
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I saw one at Bond and Bond when I went to pick up a sleeve for mine in case that's more convenient.

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  # 465654 5-May-2011 10:52
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Has anyone tried the "multitouch visual test" app (available free on Market) to see how well the screen responds to multitouch?




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  # 465759 5-May-2011 14:15
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Hi,  I got 10.

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  # 465763 5-May-2011 14:18
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The screen is very responsive. A couple of applications I tried keep crashing though - including a simple finger painting app I've downloaded for Bella to try.

But there are two things that made me think "No, please!"...

1.No exchange account support. You go to create a new email account and you see "Gmail" and "Other". The "Other" is POP3 and IMAP only... So corporate folks either have to go with a third party app, or nothing.

2.Charging. Seriously folks... I am going to give this away later, so I always keep the cables nice and neat inside the box. I plugged my USB wall charger... And nothing happened. Looking around I then realise it uses its own proprietary connector for charging, and the USB is just for file transfer. That's wrong!





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  # 465764 5-May-2011 14:19
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julius: Hi,  I got 10.


What does that mean in context? Good Bad Average?

Went downstairs to JB Hifi today and had a quick play with the Iconia [When I could get on it] and it seems a very solid piece of kit. Nice feel and the screen seemed very responsive despite people saying you needed a firm press.

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  # 465765 5-May-2011 14:24
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Oh the 10 is the number of simultaneous touches it registered.

Gotta agree about the usb; I left the charger at home one day and was oing a demo and had to leave it off so I had the juice.  Not charging through the ubs is crazy.  Also the Exchange functionality; weird that it doesn't exist in HoneyComb but does in Gingerbread and previous.


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