Acer Iconia Tab A101

acer iconia a100 front-rearDesign

Dimension: (WxDxH) : 195 x 117 x 13,1 mm and 415 gr weight.

Presenting two colors, cherry red and trendy blue, Acer Iconia Tab A101 offers light and stylish design. On rear body Acer put his logo horizontally and on the bottom of his wide screen had only on capacitive button for Home.

If using this Tablet vertically, user will find reset button, two speaker, microUSB port, charger port and HDMI port on bottom side. Mean while on top side there were microphone port, 3.5 mm audio port and power button. On the right side there were rotation lock, microSD memory card slot and SIM card.

Hardware and Memory

Dual-core Processor1GHz ARM Cortex-A9, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 T20 chipset, 8GB Internal Storage (User Available: 5GB), 1GB RAM, MicroSD up to 32GB, Li-Ion 1530mAh x 2 Battery

To support Acer Aconia Tab A101, dual core processor with 1GHz speed each are plus 1GB RAM using for tablet performances.
Meanwhile for storage, Tab A101 provided with 5GB internal storage capacity and external slot for microSD.
Unfortunately, Tab A101 using small power battery. So, with maximize brightness this Tab only able in few hours.

Interface and OS

Android 3.2 Honeycomb, 7” TFT LCD 600 x 1024 pixel (~170 ppi), 262K color, Notification Area, etc.

Using android Honeycomb for operating system which is optimize for tablet, Acer Aconia Tab A101 UI perform with default Honeycomb interface. It share homescreen into five page which is could fill with widget, application shortcut, wallpaper and others.

Opened Notification Area, user could tapping the right-bottom corner to check sms, email notification or update application info and opened setting on available shortcut.
Like others Honeycomb, button bar present with 3 different functions which is back, Home, and recent apps. Unfortunately Acer not support Aconia Tab A101 with screen capture like on Galaxy tab. For searching, user can use virtual button on top-right corner.

Touch application drawer on right corner to open menu. Menu’s page arrange in horizontal grid format package in boxes icon and user could organize it self. Mean while on My Apps has application which is could download from market.

Camera and Video

5MP 2592 x 1944 pixel, auto focus, LED flash and 2MP front camera.

Acer support Tab A101 with 5MP auto focus camera and flash light for indoor. Also has much additional setting such as zoom, flash mode, white balance, color effect, scene mode, store location, focus mode, exposure, picture size, picture quality completed provide by Acer.

For outdoor photo result, image seems to brightness and less natural color. For indoor, image seems less bright and sharp.
Acer Aconia Tab A101 support HD 720p (1280 x 720 pixel) quality video recorder with various setting such as zoom, flash mode, white balance, color effect, video quality, time lapse interval. Front camera also can use to recording moving object.

Phone call and Short Message Service

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 dan HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100.

In communication, Acer Aconia Tab A101 only could send short message service without ability to make a call. So you`ll never found handsfree added on sales package.

Internet and Connectivity

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 dan HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, aGPS, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, microUSB v2.0, MicroHDMI and HTML Support Flash Player Browser.

With 3G HSDPA and Wi-Fi web surfing seems smooth. User could use Android HTML browser which is support flash player. You could open 16 tabs in the same time using this browser.

Meanwhile, for social network access, Social Jogger ready to accommodate user needs to connecting with friends. Other advantage from Acer Aconia Tab A101 comparing with similar Tablet is micro HDMI port which is allows user to watch image and video from this device to HD television.


Acer Media, Dolby Mobile: Audio Equalizer and Video Equalizer.

Acer media able to play audio and video file, for playing video file pick video icon and automatically Acer Aconia Tab A101 scanning all storage video collection.
User could play 3GP, avi, mp4 and wmv with full HD 1080 p resolution, but sometimes you`ll get lag. If you want optimize image quality, used video equalizer which could be access with touching menu icon.

Acer Aconia Tab A101 arrange storage song into 5 category, artist, album, songs, playlist and genres. For great sound quality, activated dolby mobile and choose right equalizer.

Special Features

Acer Media, Dolby Mobile, Acer Sync, Aupeo,, Docs To Go, eReading, Facebook Web, Games, Kobo, Lumi Read, Media Server, Movie Studio, Multimedia, Musica, Planner, Social Jogger, Tegra Zone Games.

Beside provide with native Android application, Tab 101 also give much apps such as Acer Media, Acer Sync, Aupeo,, Docs To Go, eReading, Facebook Web, Games, Kobo, Lumi Read, Media Server, Movie Studio, Multimedia, Music, Planner, Social Jogger, Tegra Zone Games. Unfortunately work application like Docs to Go still free version so if you want to made new document or only edited, you must buy premium version.

Mostly main application and features from Acer Iconia Tab A101 focus on social and entertain function. For example, provide Dolby mobile audio effect and performance effect in screen which is adjusted to Video type such as Movie, Drama, Action, Games and others.


Quadrant Standard: 1580, Antutu Benchmark: 4980

Acer Iconia Tab A101 Bechmark test result using Antutu has 4980 score, won from Amazon Kidle Fire and win by neck from LG Optimus 2X. Meanwhile from Quadrant Standard Edition resulting 1580 score.

The advantage and disadvantage of Acer Aconia Tab A101


  • 1GHz Dual core Processor
  • Dolby Mobile
  • Video Equalizer
  • Complete Multimedia and Social Network Features


  • Screen refraction light
  • No call feature
  • Small battery capacity
  • Without Headset

Acer Aconia Tab A101 Conclusion

Not like other Android Tablet, Acer focus on multimedia and social part. Meanwhile for document processing which is needed to support works doesn’t have attention from Acer.

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