Acer Iconia Tab A100 unboxing

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As the first 7-inch device to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the Acer Iconia Tab A100 has been quite a star here at Pocketables. Along with having Honeycomb, the device packs a Tegra 2 Processor, dual cameras, GPS, HDMI, and even Dolby Digital sound. So, I was suitably excited when after a concerning delay, the device finally arrived at my doorstep a few days ago. If you wish to see what's inside the box and hear a few first impressions of this tablet, simply continue reading below the break.

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The  A100 was packaged quite well, in a cardboard box that reminds me of the ones Apple uses for their devices. It felt solid enough that the I thought device would be safe inside, which also made it feel like Acer put plenty into both the product and the packaging.

As you can see in the top image, when you open the lid, you will find the Iconia Tab displayed prominently at the top of the box without any clutter around it.

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The included accessories, a single proprietary AC cable and a MicroUSB cable, are stored underneath the tablet. Also under there are some booklets to help you get started with the device, which I purposefully neglected to read.

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This is a shot of the A100 and everything in the box, minus the packaging.

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The A100 itself is packaged in a plastic skin on both the front and the back, as you can see from the above photo.

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On the back of the tablet, Acer decided to move away from the flat black standard with a patterned blue back cover. I don't think it looks bad, but I would prefer to be able to order it in a more subtle silver or even black.

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It is nice that Acer included the previously mentioned plastic to keep the tablet safe, but of course everything looks much better without it.

So far, I am fairly happy with the A100.  The hardware certainly keeps things snappy, and all the applications I have tried so far worked great. However, I have noticed quite a few quirks in the software, which could stem from both from Honeycomb itself and running Honeycomb on a 7-inch tablet. Despite these bugs, I have still been enjoying using the A100, and it is shaping up to be a solid little Honeycomb tablet.

If you have any questions about the Iconia Tab A100, feel free to state them in the comments, and I will do my best to answer them.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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