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Old 11-24-2010, 09:02 AM   #1
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Acer introducing hi-res LCD tablets

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"Available April 2011
7" Android Tablet: the epitome of mobility
Don't be fooled by its ultra-compact size: the 7" tablet is fully featured and takes your mobile experience to the next level. On the 7" (1280x800) 16:10 aspect ratio full touch screen, you can enjoy games, photos, videos while keeping up with your emails or your favourite social networks. "

That's a 7" device with 215dpi, 25% higher than eInk at 6" - finally some new display tech that's going in the right direction. All the fluff (camera, fast processor, etc) will make it costly and eat battery, but it'll be interesting to see how well it renders text.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:16 AM   #2
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I love the resolution. It's almost perfect for www and reading documents. For books probably too. I would choose the 10'' one though.
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You couldn't give me an Acer product even if you paid me to take it. I've had two Aspire Ones die on me and have had problems with the desktop I have. The keyboard and mouse that came with the desktop were junk. I immediately replaced them for a year with the seven year old keyboard and mouse I had from my old computer.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:02 PM   #4
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Engadget:

"Available April 2011
7" Android Tablet: the epitome of mobility
Don't be fooled by its ultra-compact size: the 7" tablet is fully featured and takes your mobile experience to the next level. On the 7" (1280x800) 16:10 aspect ratio full touch screen, you can enjoy games, photos, videos while keeping up with your emails or your favourite social networks. "

That's a 7" device with 215dpi, 25% higher than eInk at 6" - finally some new display tech that's going in the right direction. All the fluff (camera, fast processor, etc) will make it costly and eat battery, but it'll be interesting to see how well it renders text.
If they do subpixel rendering in the software, it'll be a hell of a lot higher than E-Ink, which has no RGB subpixels.

If it does text well and has a decent battery and isn't a sloth, it'd be pretty ideal for me. I just have a nasty feeling that it'll have a 5-hour battery life.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:38 PM   #5
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somebody using 16:10 about time!
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Waaaay past time!

The size and the screen is a great start. Now to see if they price it right.
Better yet, let's see a Win7 version.
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1280X800 would support HD 720P video (1280X720). Though I am trying to imagine what HD would look like on a 7" screen compared to my 120" projector screen. But on the other hand, an HDMI port may be able to make it a 120" e-reader in a very dark room.

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Old 11-25-2010, 07:32 PM   #8
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Five months away... the whole world of tablets will be changed by then. Five months in computer life is like three or four years...
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You couldn't give me an Acer product even if you paid me to take it. I've had two Aspire Ones die on me and have had problems with the desktop I have. The keyboard and mouse that came with the desktop were junk. I immediately replaced them for a year with the seven year old keyboard and mouse I had from my old computer.
One of my business contacts (who is in the computer business) says Acer causes him less problems than a lot of other more expensive brands. This is in Australia, so I wonder if there are differences in power supplies (we use 240V) or something like that?
The new product sounds good, but I will still prefer non-backlit e-ink for serious reading.
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Waaaay past time!

The size and the screen is a great start. Now to see if they price it right.
Better yet, let's see a Win7 version.
I think the bar was set by Apple, and followed closely by Samsung. I think it'll take someone like Asus to break that price point.
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