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Acer's Nvidia, AMD-based Tablet Size Comparison

By , Jane McEntegart - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 26 comments

Acer will be pushing lots of new tablets in 2011. But how do they look today against the Galaxy Tab and the iPad?

Last week Acer revealed its line of tablets in all sizes. There were the usual 10.1-inch models plus the new 7-inch form factor. The two forms also run differing hardware and now there's word from Taiwan that AMD's C-50 APU will be powering at least one of the models.

Digitimes reports that the AMD C-50 consumes only 9W of power and has an integrated Radeon HD 6250 graphics chip. Such a chip could power the 10.1-inch tablet running Windows.

Acer will undoubtedly have an extensive line of configurations with mixes between Android and Windows, running on AMD C-50, Qualcomm Snapdragon, and Nvidia Tegra 2.

Unfortunately, Acer won't be shipping any of its tablets until Q1/Q2 of 2011. In fact, the company has yet to come up with marketing names for its tablet products.

What we do know, however, is what they look like. Check out the Acer prototypes below and check out the size comparisons between the currently existing 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab and the 9.7-inch Apple iPad.

Check out our report from the Acer tablet.

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    thorkle , November 29, 2010 5:45 PM
    cmartin011Acer+tablet=plastic/cheap=breaks

    Your math is questionable. How does acer plus tablet equal plastic divided by cheap? How do you divide by cheap anyways? :p 
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    Albyint , November 29, 2010 5:34 PM
    The only good things I read were tegra 2 and AMD LOL. Acer regrettably makes cheap things.
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    thorkle , November 29, 2010 5:45 PM
    cmartin011Acer+tablet=plastic/cheap=breaks

    Your math is questionable. How does acer plus tablet equal plastic divided by cheap? How do you divide by cheap anyways? :p 
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    kelemvor4 , November 29, 2010 5:46 PM
    Because there were two few choices for tablets that I don't want to use in the first place, right?
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    mauller07 , November 29, 2010 6:01 PM
    a convertible netbook would be far more productive and make more sense than these daft tablets that are coming out.
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    dman3k , November 29, 2010 6:13 PM
    cmartin011Acer+tablet=plastic/cheap=breaks
    Yeah, somehow the foxconn products = not cheap products made with sweatshop labor... i fail to see that logic
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    jdamon113 , November 29, 2010 6:14 PM
    its all the same devie, how many internet devices do we need.
    this is getting boaring
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    bdonedge , November 29, 2010 6:57 PM
    Why are companies pushing tablets so hard? They really aren't that interesting.
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    Travis Beane , November 29, 2010 7:01 PM
    Acer does makes some devices that are quite appealing on paper.
    How about in practice? My father has a Acer gaming laptop with a 9600m GT 512MB. Brand new out of the box, at stock clocks, 60 seconds brings the GPU to 120 degrees, thermal shutdown. Completely unblocked airflow. The newest drivers don't help a bit.

    So, I don't care if Acer claims it craps ponies, I'm not buying anything that make. Build quality is extremely important if you expect to use something for more than a few months.
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    christop , November 29, 2010 7:11 PM
    I have an acer laptop an have had no problems with it. It is plastic but it didn't cost a grand.
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    orionantares , November 29, 2010 8:09 PM
    Travis BeaneAcer does makes some devices that are quite appealing on paper.How about in practice? My father has a Acer gaming laptop with a 9600m GT 512MB. Brand new out of the box, at stock clocks, 60 seconds brings the GPU to 120 degrees, thermal shutdown. Completely unblocked airflow. The newest drivers don't help a bit.So, I don't care if Acer claims it craps ponies, I'm not buying anything that make. Build quality is extremely important if you expect to use something for more than a few months.


    Your first mistake was getting a gaming laptop with a 9600M GT. In that series you should have picked something with a 9800M GS/GTS/GT/GTX.

    Though personally when it comes to gaming laptops I go with Asus.
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    falconqc , November 29, 2010 8:10 PM
    All I am looking for is a tablet with a responsive interface that has activesync support so I can sync it with exchange, that isint an iPad and has a bigger screen than an iPhone.

    Anyone have some suggestions?
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    ares1214 , November 29, 2010 8:49 PM
    Very nice to see the new AMD offerings are finding a home. Afterall, they were quite impressive from what i saw. Tegra 2 is nice too. As long as it isnt very expensive, i might actually buy a tablet eventually, maybe that dell convertible thing.
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    KT_WASP , November 29, 2010 9:06 PM
    I think Acer gets a bad reputation by a lot of people. If you did your homework, then you would realize that Acer offers pretty good hardware at a lower cost compared to their competition. At that lower price point, you should realize that the build quality might be a lesser then that of the higher priced products. So, dont buy an Acer... and then blame Acer, if the quality is not up to standards with the higher priced products on the market.

    For example. I was looking for an entry level gaming laptop and I didn't want to spend to much. I looked at all the notebook review sites, cross referenced with mobile benchmarks (cpu + gpu)and looked at pricing. I ended up buying an Acer Aspire 5740G-6395 (i5-520M/ HD 5650/ 4GB DDR3) for $700. The nearest equivalent from the other companies was around $1000 at time of purchase.

    Sure, the Acer is not built as well as the $1,000 equivalent units, but I ended up with a very nice laptop for hundreds less and it plays all my games. No over heating and no other problems to report. I can accept the somewhat lesser quality because I knew what I was buying and how much I was saving in doing so.

    Just know what your buying and you'll be happy.

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    alextheblue , November 29, 2010 9:53 PM
    Travis BeaneAcer does makes some devices that are quite appealing on paper.How about in practice? My father has a Acer gaming laptop with a 9600m GT 512MB. Brand new out of the box, at stock clocks, 60 seconds brings the GPU to 120 degrees, thermal shutdown. Completely unblocked airflow. The newest drivers don't help a bit.So, I don't care if Acer claims it craps ponies, I'm not buying anything that make. Build quality is extremely important if you expect to use something for more than a few months.

    BIOS and/or VBIOS updates. If that doesn't work, warranty. I'd have bought one with a Radeon Mobility, myself, since I've had a couple of Nvidia-powered laptops in the family die as a result of Nvidia's Bumpgate.
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    everygamer , November 29, 2010 10:17 PM
    Anyone else notice that the photo angle for the 10 inch vs the iPad completely throw comparative sizes off for the devices. Why post an article "how they compare in size" and then give a crappy photo.
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    liveonc , November 29, 2010 11:37 PM
    Haven't got an Acer myself, but I've helped two friends get an Acer recently & they haven't complained at all. There's a 2 year guarantee in Denmark, so even if something happens, they'll get a replacement. I was just surprised how Acer could sell them so cheap, where the last one had hardware like an i3 & HD5470 far cheaper then anyone else. Either they're whipping their Chinese workers harder then the rest, or they're just making less profit. Apple already has many worker suicides, so Acer must be making less profit.
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    dallaswits , November 30, 2010 2:30 AM
    ill be getting the 10 inch AMD offering.

    i have had excellent luck with acer gear.
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    dEAne , November 30, 2010 4:15 AM
    I own lots of acer products and they are all good, but I haven't tried the 10" tablet yet.
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    razzb3d , November 30, 2010 10:36 AM
    cmartin011Acer+tablet=plastic/cheap=breaks


    i'd rather have cheap plastic than HPs or Apples with faulty graphics chips.
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