Acer Iconia Tablet Quiz

By: Beth Brindle

Acer Iconia Tablet Quiz
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About This Quiz

Taiwanese manufacturer Acer made an ambitious entry into the tablet field this year, introducing not one -- but four -- different tablet product lines that give buyers a choice between two different operating systems and two very different user experiences. See what you know about the Acer Iconia.
The Acer Iconia tablet is powered by what operating system?
iOs
Windows 7 or Android 3.0
Acer is one of the few manufacturers to give consumers a choice: The Iconia TAB A Series runs Android 3.0, while the TAB W series runs Windows 7.
webOS

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If you choose the Android version of the Iconia tablet, how many different applications will you have to choose from?
about 150
One of the drawbacks of the Android operating system is that the 150 tablet-specific apps available in the Android Marketplace can't compare with the 65,000 available for iPad in the App Store.
about 4,000
more than 65,000

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How many Iconia tablets did Acer ship in 2011?
approximately 2.5 million
With 2.5 million tablets shipped in 2011, Acer surpassed the BlackBerry PlayBook and held its ground against Samsung, Motorola and other competitors.
around 500,000
nearly 28 million

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What is Android Honeycomb?
a game designed for tablets that's popular with beekeepers
a nickname used to describe the inner workings of an Android tablet PC
an operating system developed by Google specifically for tablet PCs
Also known as Android 3.0, Honeycomb is an operating system designed specifically for tablet PCs. Honeycomb is an entirely new branch of the Android tree, not a mere upgrade of the Android 2.0 operating system that powers many smartphones.

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How does the screen resolution of an Acer Iconia tablet compare with the screen resolution of an iPad?
The iPad has a higher resolution.
The Iconia tablet has a higher resolution.
With a screen size of 10.1 inches and a resolution of 1280 x 800, the Acer Iconia tablet beats the 9.7-inch, 1024 x 768 resolution iPad.
The Acer Iconia tablet and the Apple iPad have the same screen resolution.

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What feature of the Acer Iconia-6120 sets it apart from other tablet computers?
It has a full slide-out keyboard.
It has a battery life of 12 days.
It has dual 14-inch touch screens.
The Iconia-6120 is Acer's attempt to make dual touch screens a reality. The bottom screen can display a full virtual keyboard, bridging the gap between tablets and laptops.

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How much does an Acer Iconia tablet cost?
between $330 and $1,200, depending on the model
With a 7-inch screen and 8 GB internal storage, the A100 is the cheapest Iconia tablet, priced around $330. The dual touch screen 6120 will set you back about $1,200, while the 10-inch Android and Windows tablets range from $450 to $619.
between $100 and $450, depending on the model
between $150 and $400, depending on the model

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When was the Acer Iconia W500 tablet first available to the public?
April 2011
Acer announced its Iconia tablet line in November 2010, but the first tablets, including the W500 and the A500, didn't hit the shelves until April 2011. The 7-inch A100 joined the party in August 2011.
May 2005
June 2010

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How much does the 10-inch Acer Iconia A500 weigh?
.4 pounds
1.69 pounds
At nearly 1.7 pounds, the Iconia weighs more than an iPad, but not by much. Its W Series counterpart is much heavier, weighing in at 3.48 pounds.
3.5 pounds

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Which group of buyers was most excited about the ultra-sensitive gyro meter built into the Acer Iconia tablet?
sailors
gaming enthusiasts
The Acer Iconia's gyro meter makes the tablet super responsive to changes in position, helping accuracy and response time for even the most complex games.
fitness instructors

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True or False: One drawback of the Acer Iconia tablet line is that there's no way to access "offline" content or data.
True
False
The Acer Iconia tablet features between one and four USB or micro USB ports (depending on the model) and a microSD card slot, making it easy to read memory cards and access flash drives, USB media card readers and portable hard drives.

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In terms of its size, features and capabilities, the Acer Iconia Tab A500 is most comparable to which of these tablet devices?
the Apple iPad 2.0
the Motorola Xoom
Like the Motorola Xoom, the Iconia Tab A500 runs on the Android 3.0 operating system (Honeycomb) and has the same 10.1-inch screen size and 1280 x 800 resolution. The Iconia A500 is a little chunkier and heavier, but offers memory, speed and processing power comparable to the Xoom for about $150 less.
the BlackBerry PlayBook

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Reviewers have given the Acer Iconia Tab A500 generally good reviews, but many have wished for improvements to what aspect of the device?
the Android operating system
Reviewers have generally praised the Acer Iconia as a solid tablet at an affordable price, but some have lamented weaknesses in Google's Android operating system, including its sometimes sluggish performance and its less-than-intuitive interface.
the Acer's memory capacity
the Acer's staggeringly high price

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How many different versions of the Acer Iconia tablet are available as of August 2011?
2
at least 6, at last count
There are four different tablets in the Iconia Tab A Series (the 7-inch A100 comes in an 8 GB or 16 GB version, while the 10.1-inch A500 comes in a 16 GB or 32 GB version), and two in the Iconia Tab W series (the W500 is available with Windows 7 Home or a Windows 7 Professional option). And that doesn't even include the Iconia-6120 dual screen tablet or the new 4.8-inch Iconia SMART, a smartphone/tablet hybrid.
a staggering 23

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How many different colors does the Acer Iconia tablet come in?
1
You can choose your screen size, your memory and even your operating system, but when it comes to color, it's basic black.
2
3

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What does the letter "w" signify in the model number string for the Acer Iconia Tab A series?
models containing the "w" have Wi-Fi capability
models containing the "w" have a longer battery life
models containing the "w" are available only at Walmart
The models containing a "w" are functionally identically to their counterparts without (for example, the 07u08w is the same as the 07u08u), but you'll only find them at Walmart.

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What well-known computer brand did Iconia manufacturer Acer acquire in 2007?
Dell
Gateway
Acer helped build its U.S. presence and, according to PC World magazine, became the third largest PC vendor in the world, when it acquired Gateway in 2007.
Compaq

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Which of these accessories is NOT available for your Acer Iconia tablet?
a wireless laptop
a docking station with remote control media access
a converter that lets you switch between Android and Windows 7 on the fly
You can add a laptop (wireless or docked) to set up your Iconia for work, or kick back on the couch and turn up the volume with your wireless remote, but you'll have to choose your operating system before you buy.

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What is the expected battery life (as estimated for movie watching) for the Acer Iconia?
about 2 hours for the A100, 4 hours for the A500
about 4.5 hours for the A100, 9 hours for the A500
You should be able to get through about two feature films (4.5 hours) if you take the Acer Iconia A100 on your next flight. Going farther than that? You might want to take the A500 for its estimated 9- to 10-hour battery life.
about 9 hours for the A100, 12 hours for the A500

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What is the Iconia Tab A501?
a larger version of the A500 with a 15-inch screen
a 4G-enabled version of the A500 for the AT&T network
AT&T announced in March 2011 that it would add the Acer Iconia Tab A501 to its network in late 2011.
an A500 modified to fit securely in the back pocket of classic Levi's 501 jeans

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You Got:
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