Acer is clear the A100 is primarily to be used in portrait, although it works fine in all four orientations. Even the packaging shows the tablet used in portrait.
Acer has retained a stock Honeycomb UI including the home screen.
The 7-inch form factor is used comfortably in landscape as shown, or portrait. All 4 orientations are supported. The screen auto-rotates when the device is rotated.
The back of the device has a nice imprinted design. The 5MP camera with flash in at the top in this photo.
The volume rocker and screen rotation lock are on this side of the A100.
On the top of the tablet in the primary portrait orietation is the 3.5mm audio in/out jack and the oval power button with a blue LED inside.
On the bottom of the tablet are the two stereo speakers, miniHDMI, proprietary dock port and the miniUSB port.
The Acer A100 is about as thin as the original Samsung Galaxy Tab.
This button is touch only, and functions as a typical Android home button.
The 7-inch form makes the A100 a very comfortable web appliance.
The A100 supports a wide viewing angle, a desirable trait for a tablet designed for use in the hand.
Left: Acer Iconia Tab A100
Right: Samsung Galaxy Tab (7-inch model)
Acer A100 on top of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Thickness is very comparable.
The Acer A100 on top of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The Acer A100 is slightly thicker than the Samsungn Galaxy Tab 10.1, the thinnest tablet on the market currently.
Acer offers a leather case for $29.99 that supports operation while in the case. The case serves as a stand for the A100 with multiple viewing angles.
All tablet controls are accessible while in the leather case.
The case used as a stand.
Using the Acer A100 to browse our favorite tech web site while in the leather case.
Shows agenda, weather, news and other information on one configurable screen.
Simple app to access all user social networks and email from one screen.