Acer Iconia Tab A100 Hobbled by Poor Display

Dana Wollman, Engadget:

The 7-inch (1024 x 600) display has something of a split personality as far as viewing angles go. On the one hand, you won’t miss any detail if you’re sharing the tablet with a friend and happen to be watching a YouTube clip from an awkward side angle. […] On the other hand, trying to watch something with the tablet set down on a table in front of you is an exercise in futility. Forget a washed-out spot here or some color distortion there — what you’ll see is contrast so severe that you’ll think you’re looking at an inverse of whatever it is you were watching.

It should be obvious to anyone who has used a tablet: we use it in both portrait and in landscape modes. So viewing angles should be good in either orientation. No matter what price points a brand wants to hit, with a tablet cut costs everywhere but the display. The display makes the tablet, and breaks it too. Unfortunately, Acer made a poor decision with its Iconia Tab A100 by using a poor display.

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