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Thread: Is A100 worth buying?

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    Is A100 worth buying?

    The main aspects I am concerning are battery life, wifi, GPS. Some guys verified it really has wifi and GPS, but how about the signal sensitivity of them?
    Also, has someone tested the battery life if he/she play online video with wifi opened?

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    Engadget did their typical battery life test and it lasted 5 hours and some change. That is most certainly the downfall of this device, but if you aren't going to be on it hours on end all day, I don't expect many people will run out of battery.

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    With the fact that the A100 is more portable you would think that it would have better battery life. More people are apt to carry around a 7" tab over a 10.1".



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    Yeah, they really skimped with the battery, which sucks. I don't think I will run into a problem with battery except when I am traveling, but I plan on taking a solar powered battery charger with me anyway, so I should get 10 hours total. I'm not too concerned, but that is what is really killing it in reviews.

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    With all that hardware crammed into such a small package, I'm not surprised the capacity is less.
    I've read that the Viewsonic Viewpad 7x, another 7" Honeycomb tablet coming out soon, has a 1600 mAH battery. That's within 5% of the A100's 1530.
    From what I've read, the 4-6 hour battery life is the only drawback - otherwise it's a great tablet. Looks like at least one competitor is going to have about the same battery life.

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    Yep...I plan to do a mount inside my commuter car (details still up in the air) so will have a power line in most of the time, but can be pulled for portable use at any destination. 4-5 hours would be plenty in that scenario. Still, 6-7 should be the norm for a tab, imho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphawave7 View Post
    Yep...I plan to do a mount inside my commuter car (details still up in the air) so will have a power line in most of the time, but can be pulled for portable use at any destination. 4-5 hours would be plenty in that scenario. Still, 6-7 should be the norm for a tab, imho.

    I would highly recommend RAM mounts. Here is their small tablet holder.

    RAM Universal SMALL Tab-Tite

    Then look around the site for all kinds of mounting options to use with the tablet holder.


    After you get a set-up you like go here with the part numbers for great prices.

    RAM Mount | GPS Mount | Vehicle Laptop Mount | Tablet Mount @ Express Mounts
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    Oooo..I'm getting aroused! :p

    Leave it to a two-wheeler to come up with awesome mount options!

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    For my Archos 70 IT, I have this mount:

    Amazon.com: Mobi 70072**GPS Universal Vent Mount with QuickGrip Holder: Electronics

    It works alright, but I think the A100 is slightly heaving, so I hope it holds. I will report back once I get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphawave7 View Post
    Oooo..I'm getting aroused! :p

    Leave it to a two-wheeler to come up with awesome mount options!

    I loves me some RAM mounts. I use them on my bike, and in my vehicles. They are top shelf stuff and used by many corporations, law enforcement, fire departments and many others.



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