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  # 466100 6-May-2011 10:49
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Boomtown74: Retailers that will have stock this weekend

Dick Smiths
Harvey Norman
JB Hifi
PB tech
playtec
Warehouse stationery
Smiths


Playtech site - Tech specs state no GPS! Is this correct? I was pretty much convinced that this was an available feature OS reviews?

Cheers




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  # 466109 6-May-2011 11:05
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Yes it does have GPS and clear fi does work with non Acer products as long as they support DLNA network. Non acer computers  shouldn't be a problem as long as they are running window 7 HP or better.

It currently works on my sony TV at home

 
 
 
 


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  # 466111 6-May-2011 11:08
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Boomtown74: Yes it does have GPS and clear fi does work with non Acer products as long as they support DLNA network. Non acer computers  shouldn't be a problem as long as they are running window 7 HP or better.

It currentl;y works on my sony TV at home


Cheers

Can you answer the question about the the 7" A100 and when we may see these?




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  # 466112 6-May-2011 11:09
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Boomtown74: Yes it does have GPS and clear fi does work with non Acer products as long as they support DLNA network. Non acer computers  shouldn't be a problem as long as they are running window 7 HP or better.


Hey Mark,

Great to see an Acer rep here. I think it is great to have some human feedback from the suppliers on places like these forums.

It may pay to update your suppliers on the GPS thing. Most spec sheets seem to say no GPS. PB Tech for example. 

Cheers, Matt. 




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  # 466114 6-May-2011 11:16
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All good in hood, 

Looking into Spec sheet issue now around GPS.

7" will be later in the year. Cannot confirm date yet 

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  # 466129 6-May-2011 11:47
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Kiwi1971:
semigeek: Its not too bad, only tried it with mp3 and images so far. There is a bit of a delay for music starting and there were a couple of pauses during the songs. This could be due to my wireless network though, considering the router has two walls between the PS3 and where I was using the A500. 


Any chance you could try an MP4 or Xvid, I would assume that if MP3's a re delayed, these would be also.

I would also like to know how easily and how quickly the A500 can access say a NFS/NAS server or other shared drives on the network.  I assume your tests have just been accessing the A500 from the PS3.
Do yo have the means to test the above in any way?

DLS


Playing an MP4 over the media server resulted in a lot of stopping and starting. So much so that I gave up trying to watch the file 

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  # 466140 6-May-2011 12:00
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semigeek:
Playing an MP4 over the media server resulted in a lot of stopping and starting. So much so that I gave up trying to watch the file 


That's a shame.
Where is the breakdown? 
Is your Wireless router G or N?  Is the PS3 G?  [I have one but I don't know]
Are you still going through 2 walls?

DLS

 
 
 
 


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  # 466154 6-May-2011 12:26
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correct specs for 32GB, 16GB the same but less built in mem





General Specs
 


Project Name
Picasso WF 32G


Form Factor
Full Touch Tablet


Dimensions
260x 177x13.3 mm


Weight
700g


OS
Android Honeycomb


Network
 


2G/3G
NA


2G Bands
NA


3G Bands
NA


Suitable Network
NA


3G Downlink
NA


3G Uplink
NA


WiFi
802.11b/g/n


Bluetooth
2.1+EDR


Bluetooth Profile
A2DP/AVRCP


Processor
 


CPU
NVIDIA T250


Clock Speed
1GHz, dual-core


ROM
NA


RAM
1GB


In-built Storage
32GB


LCD & Camera
 


Screen Size
10.1"


Screen Resoluton
WXGA 1280*800


Display Technology
MVA (300cd/M2, 150ppi)


Touch Screen Type
Capacitive, 10-point multi-touch


Number of Colours
262K, 1500:1


Camera
5MP(AF)/LED Flash/720p HD Recording + 2MP Front Facing


Camera Sensor Type
5MP(AF)/LED Flash/720p HD Recording + 2MP Front Facing


Battery Information
 


Battery Capacity
Li-Po 3260 mAh x 2


Battery Life
Web Surf - up to 10 hours
YouTube HD Video Playback - up to 8 hours (over WiFi)
Stand By 400 hours


Sensors
 


FM Receiver
No


GPS
Yes


A-GPS
No


Gravity Sensor
Yes


Light Sensor
Yes


Proximity Sensor
No


Gyro Sensor
Yes


eCompass Sensor
Yes


TV-Out
Micro-HDMI (Type D)


Audio Out
3.5mm Stereo Jack


Accessories
 


Micro-SD Card
NA


USB Cable
Micro USB x 1


Headset
NA


Soft Pouch
No


Misc
 


Warranty
2 Year





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  # 466157 6-May-2011 12:36
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Boomtown74:


correct specs for 32GB, 16GB the same but less built in mem



I assume you mean less storage memory as opposed to RAM. Smile

I was thinking I would go the 16GB route and suppliment the storage with a 32GB SD-Card which can be obtained for less than the $140.00 price difference between the 16GB & 32GB versions at Playtech.

DLS

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  # 466159 6-May-2011 12:41
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Good idea...

maybe better to get 32Gb version and then add another 32GB and you can have 64GB as oppossed to 48GB

more is better

 

 

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  # 466160 6-May-2011 12:42
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Playtech site now updated with correct GPS.. the power of Geekzone!

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  # 466170 6-May-2011 13:03
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Just got an e-Flier from XP Computers with the 32GB showing at $895.85 [$779+GST]
16GB @ $746.35

LINK

Shipping Flat Rate : $8+gst to anywhere in New Zealand 2kg & under


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  # 466172 6-May-2011 13:06
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julius: 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.



Sorry to harp on the same point, but does it accurately track multiple touches particularly if you rotate the touches? Some resistive screens become confused when the tracking crosses over.  That's where the multi-touch test app I quoted comes in.

Not enough juice from a standard usb port to charge an iPad either.




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# 466185 6-May-2011 13:24
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Just had a play at Harvey's

Alas it was bolted down so no way to experience or test the gyro

Swipe & touch need a little getting used to!

I noticed that connecting to the the Internet (which it wasn't) offered Wifi or 3G. Does that mean 3G enablement might just a firmware upgrade in the future Tongue out

The model on display has no music, video or even pictures on it (and no internet connection) so the evaluation is limited. I really wanted to feel the weight in my hands!

The display is right alongside the IPAD2's and a quick look I had not realised how closely aligned the pricing was. In fact the IPAD 2 is cheaper! I am not into apple, so not influenced. But when you have them side by side, the Acer has got to be very slick to complete. 

I'd like one! I will just wait for the smaller more portable 7"




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  # 466213 6-May-2011 14:16
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semigeek:
Kiwi1971:
semigeek: Its not too bad, only tried it with mp3 and images so far. There is a bit of a delay for music starting and there were a couple of pauses during the songs. This could be due to my wireless network though, considering the router has two walls between the PS3 and where I was using the A500. 


Any chance you could try an MP4 or Xvid, I would assume that if MP3's a re delayed, these would be also.

I would also like to know how easily and how quickly the A500 can access say a NFS/NAS server or other shared drives on the network.  I assume your tests have just been accessing the A500 from the PS3.
Do yo have the means to test the above in any way?

DLS


Playing an MP4 over the media server resulted in a lot of stopping and starting. So much so that I gave up trying to watch the file 


Which media player did you use? I've tried to play avi file (720p) on my A500 with in-built player and had similar lagging issues.

However, as soon as I change to "rock player", it works great! I believe this must due to some codec issues. You can download Rock player lite for free on Android market. 
 

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