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Acer Iconia 7" for $190 a good deal?

27th March 2012, 04:08 PM |#11  
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Pretty good deal from what I can tell. It is a Refurb but still a great price. I grabbed one. Did anyone notice that this is for the VanGogh edition?

Other than 1GB instead of 512MB Ram is there any other differences?

Will this affect any of the Development (unlock, custom recovery, Rom's, ETC) that are in this forum?

In other words I would hate to flash something that was developed for the "standard" device and have it "brick" my VanGogh unit. If anyone can offer details I would appreciate it.

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What's the VanGogh edition? I'm having mixed thoughts this morning after purchasing last night. Please tell me its special or something!

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27th March 2012, 05:41 PM |#12  
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How would you guys compare the a100 to a 16 gb HP touchpad running CM 9? Let's say one could find them for around the same price.
27th March 2012, 06:08 PM |#13  
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What's the VanGogh edition? I'm having mixed thoughts this morning after purchasing last night. Please tell me its special or something!

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It's special . I have the "vangogh" edition but there's no real difference from what you can tell. NB.: It is the GEN2 version (GEN1 roms still work though). Even though it didn't recieve the 3.2.1 update, I haven't noticed the issues mentioned by users of the GEN1 while running 3.2 (which the GEN2 also comes with).
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How would you guys compare the a100 to a 16 gb HP touchpad running CM 9? Let's say one could find them for around the same price.

I would go for the Acer a100 since it is natively android and will have support for more apps (especially when running the modified build.prop). It's size provides more comfort for doing many things (also more portable) plus it's camera is much better than that of the touchpad.
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27th March 2012, 06:44 PM |#14  
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How would you guys compare the a100 to a 16 gb HP touchpad running CM 9? Let's say one could find them for around the same price.

IMO the size difference will make the biggest difference. The touchpad is very heavy and is a 10 inch tablet. You will never take it anywhere with you. After you put a case on it itll feel like you're carrying a laptop. My brother has one and he only uses it at home but from what he tells me it is pretty smooth with cm9. I've only gotten to play around with it for a few minutes but not with cm9. But wow it is heavy.

In comparison I have a transformer prime. Even though it is much faster and thinner its still a 10 inch tablet and its not easy to carry around with me. I mainly use it at home or work but I never take it with me anywhere else. The a100 however I can easily put in my pocket or give it to my gf to put in her purse for me. So a lot of times thats what I take with me. So you may need to consider what you want to use it for since you're really not gonna se a huge major difference in software (unless you get a prime). Portability might be the key for you.
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A100 does or will have ICS natively in the future?

I've seen some youtube vids of the A100 running ICS fairly smoothly.

So performance wise, an overclocked/stock clock Touchpad running ICS should be equal to an A100 running ICS?

720p/1080p video, same thing?

Which one is easier to type short emails on? I'm guessing the touchpad's larger interface, multitouch would be better suited for it?
27th March 2012, 09:51 PM |#16  
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How is battery life during use and sleep?
28th March 2012, 10:09 AM |#17  
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Good deal. I've got a fire but honestly I would buy this over a fire for that price.
28th March 2012, 02:51 PM |#18  
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Just got one for my wife and thinking about getting one for myself now since I played around with it. Nice size and weight. Use to have the a500 but didn't like the weight of it. 7" is a perfect size for me. If what everybody is saying us true about the Asus 7" tab then I will more likely get the a100..

If you wanting to type on any tablet take a look at thumb keyboard. It splits the keyboard apart making it easier to type with your thumbs. No stretching across the screen to get at letters.

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