Hands-on with Acer Android tablets

Just yesterday we gave you some news and specs on the new Acer tablet device in 7” and 10” forms due out next April, yet more competition for the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab which have both hit the market with great success. Now we have news of a hands-on experience with the new Android devices.

At the Acer global press conference Joanna Stern from Engadget had a look and feel of the new tablets even if it was marred by the fact they weren’t functioning properly yet. This is because the tablets will run on Android 3.0, Honeycomb, or Google’s OS . Only the 10.1” version, dual-core Tegra powered version was up-and-running but evidently showed it was pre-production as although it coped well with HD video the performance was generally lethargic.

However Stern saw enough of the devices to know that Acer’s usual display has vastly improved. A look at the 4.8” and 7” versions showed they appeared to be attractive devices, at least in looks, and showed brushed metal reverses and sleek black screens.

For more on this and a glimpse of the 10” version in action on video go to engadget.com. What do you think so far of the new Acer tablet devices? Do you think they look like viable alternatives to the iPad or indeed the Samsung Galaxy Tab? We’d welcome your comments on this.

  • http://www.bcideas.co.uk/BjornCunniff bjorn

    here is a question on the size front can you put the 7" in your pocket and sit down without it twisting to your side