dealsacer iconia tab @ one sale a day for $129.99

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Awesome deal. I happily ordered the exact same refurb from Walmart about 5 hours ago for $150 ($163 with tax). Thanks to this I can buy lunch and an extra 32 gig card and still come out a few bucks ahead.

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Got the exact same one a month ago for $10more I think. I'm very pleased with it.typing on it right now. I couldn't say it was a refurb if not for the packaging. Only gripe was the site took 3 weeks to ship, which it appears isn't abnormal for this site.
All in all I'm really happy I got it for less than the price of a used smart phone. Oh! Did I mention it comes with ice cream sandwich pre loaded? At least mine did.
What more could one ask for?

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Got this a coupla months ago from the same peeps. Paid $169. At the time that was a good deal. They are slow, but they do ship, usually out of FL. No complaints at all re: condition and function. Came w/ 3.2, but offered ICS update immediately upon connection. Working great so far. Yes, GPS enabled.

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@go2vegas: Keep in mind that you're not getting the full 8GB with the Nexus 7. I don't know how much of it you actually get but I am guessing it's only around 6 gigabytes. If you are looking for one of these devices just for web surfing on the go, that may suit your needs just fine. However, if you are looking to access stored content on the go (photos, movies, higher end games, music) and you won't have the option to stream any of it (maybe you aren't near a WiFi network) you may find the space somewhat limiting.

Basically, with the Acer you're getting last years tech at a fantastic price. It isn't as powerful as what you could get today but it is still plenty powerful to get the job done. With the Nexus 7, you are getting a future proof product at a good price. While there isn't a whole lot out there that demands the power of a Tegra 3, there will be eventually, and if you go with the Nexus 7, you'll be ready when that time comes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH4yBh6CeII

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@ro6ot: I believe all the Iconia series Acers have GPS.

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Owners, I'm having trouble finding full specs. Couple questions, if I may?

Capacitive or resistive touch screen?

Real Android App store, or proprietary app store?

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Got my Icona A100 last year from BestBuy (Thanksgiving day Sale)....best $169 ive ever spent!

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I bought my wife one of these for Christmas last year and she likes it. Small enough she can put it in her purse and take it with her but big enough to be useful. Only complaint is the microphone. When I was traveling for my job, I took my ASUS Transformer with me so I could talk to the kids while on the road. Worked great, but I had the hardest time hearing them. She could hear me fine. Searched the internet and found that we weren't the only ones with complaints about the microphone. Other than that, it's an awesome tablet for the price!

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Nice deal, thanks! I grabbed one. Hopefully it's the same "A" grade refurbs like other vendors are selling. But either way, the price is right.

The Nexus 7 is a higher spec, better IPS screen tablet. But, it comes at the price of not having any micro SD slot (so you can't expand), and no micro HDMI output, so you're limited when it comes to storage expansion or connecting to a HDTV...if you would ever do so.

The Nexus 7 is nice for the price, but personally, I want the options I lsited above, I just wanted something affordable & reliable to play around in 'droid with, custom ROMs, that sort of thing. If I get into it, I'll move up the ladder eventually.

I've ordered from these guys before...and their shipping times are much better than Woot!

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@robio: capactive, and real app store (you choose where you want to shop)

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any idea if it has a GPS receiver? the tiny blurb on 1saladay doesn't mention.

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thanks.... i also found this thread (suggesting as well that it does, and getting into the quality there of) :

http://www.acertabletforum.com/forum/acer-a100-general-discussion/1129-a100-worth-buying-2.html

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a little more info on both models (basically they are the same, the one ending in W was supposedly from wal-mart) http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/compare/XE.H60PN.002-XE.H60PN.006

don't see GPS but the rest of the specs look good to me ... and XDA forums have some threads about ICS and newer kernels

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@go2vegas: The Nexus lacks an micro-SD slot, which for me makes it less functional than this Acer. With a 32GB card you can quickly & cheaply get this tablet up to ~40GB which is more than double what the highest capacity Nexus device is capable of (16GB), and that cost $249. Skip the Nexus...GO ACER!!!
(Full Discloser: I've got an Acer Iconia A500 and love it...full size USB input...wahoo!!!)

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The Nexus 7 doesn't have that much better battery life as the A100. In fact, the camera setup is better on the A100, with two, one of which is HD video capable. Not sure why the went so cheap on the camera with the Nexus 7. And yes, to confirm, it does have GPS and will automatically update itself to ICS and Jelly Bean is available from multiple sites.

I have an A100 I bought for $159 from these guys 4-5 months ago and just love it!

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bought one last christmas for my daughter, this tablet totally blew me away,simply put it does everything you want,you can download any app you need, and the speed and performance are amazing.
absolutely in for another for my youngest daughter.

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Please, please, PLEASE BE CAREFUL with this company. I have had an awful time with them. I purchased an item from them on the 17th of last month (money came out of my account that day), it said ships in 5-10 days in their FAQ (10 days being the 'rare occasion') and it has YET to ship. Yes, that is 24 days. I emailed them about the product, and both times was brushed off. They refuse to give an actual ship date. They apparently cant. I've been completely brushed aside by their customer support for a third time just today, this time their response was a COMPLETE insult as it was clear they didn't even read my email as not one of my concerns were addressed within it. They seem to have good deals, but my experience with them has irreparably tarnished them in my eyes. I certainly wont be using them in the future and will just caution you, my fellow Wooters, to be careful and consider your purchase from 1saleaday before you hit that "order" button.

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I have been wanting a tablet for awhile. This looks like a good deal and I would definitely root it. But, with the new nexus 7 being only $200 w/ a $25 google play credit. https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_7_8gb I am having a hard time deciding. What do you guys think?

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@longballlumber: Yes Acer does have an ICS upgrade for this. Merely search for it in the settings section when you get the tablet. It will find the update and apply it.

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@longballlumber: yes, would/should probably be an OTA upgrade available when you first connect it to wi-fi and start using it

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Got this a month ago as well, and love it. It has GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth, and has OTA updates available for ICS. Battery life is lacking a bit, but the device is still Ace for the Price... Pun intended

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I just ordered one. I previously ordered an HP Touchpad (second chance given after sellout) and a Toshiba Thrive from this vendor. I have not had a problem with either and the shipping was faster than I was expecting. Those had free shipping and this is $3.99. No sales tax. I think I got the tablets in 3-4 days and they are working fine, although I am having problems updating the TP.

Based on my past experience I would not hesitate ordering again from 1saleaday.

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Nexus 7 is really going for online storage which is why they skipped the expandable card slot. You get up to 5GB online storage with the Google app & there are several other free programs that will provide additional 2-50GB storage, also, so the missing slot isn't a big deal to some. As long as you have access to wifi, you can have as much space as you want.

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@chudleyone: "As long as you have access to wifi"... That right there is why I chose this Acer over the Nexus that and the 75 dollar difference. As someone who will be using this in part to keep a toddler mollified with videos, the idea of having an upset kid because daddy loaded Dora and not Curious George the last time wifi was in range is not appealing. In my mind both the Nexus and Fire are Internet devices. Without wifi their utility is greatly reduced. The Acer is a media device and while not having wifi hamstrings its functionality the hit isn't nearly as big.

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If you get this, like I did earlier, head on over to http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1327 for some neat mods. I'm currently running Jelly Bean.

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I noticed the specs on 1saleaday state that it has Honycomb installed. Can this be upgraded to ICS? I am new to these tablets and Android OS's

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Thanks guys I appreciate the input! The Nexus not having micro sd slot is looking like this Acer is the way to go.

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@dpb39: Space is really a non-issue with the Nexus 7 because even with the small onboard storage and the lack of microsd slot, you can always expand the storage using USB-OTG and a flash drive.

There's a huge performance gap between Tegra 3 and Tegra 2. In addition, the Nexus 7 has a far superior screen than this one in both LCD tech and DPI.

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@neutralizer: I agree that the Nexus 7 is a technically superior product. I understand the differences between Tegra 2 and 3. The truth of the matter however is there are not a lot of Tegra three devices out there yet, although though there will be. While some programs out there can certainly harness the extra horsepower of Tegra 3, there are few that really require it.

I disagree that space is a non issue. Messing with Usb peripherals is more hassle than just dropping an sdhc card into the device and forgetting about it.

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@go2vegas:
Wouldn't trust Google on rooting. NO SD card option. What storage you buy, that's it.
On this Iconia, I put a 16GB card in it and forced it to recognize it as internal storage.

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Talked myself into it: "You need this for QA purposes. You have OSX, iOS, XP, and Win7, but no Android devices. You need an Android device of your own instead of borrowing them for testing."

Actually, I've been looking for a cheapo Android for a while, but this is the first time I've seen something cheap that wasn't crap hardware running 2.1 or 2.2.

Of course, if it's the WalMart model, there's no telling what corners Acer was asked to cut for the sake of "Always Low Prices." But who am I to talk, being the guy looking for a cheap Android tablet?

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In for one. Sometimes shipping is quicker from 1saleaday, sometimes not. But it's worth a wait. At least, I hope so.

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@sarisin: have you received the package or got shipping email yet? thanks

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me and a friend ordered these, still waiting to hear on the ship date form 1saleaday ... may have to avoid them in the future ... I'm certainly going to be pissed if i don't get this relatively soon.

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Horrible Seller. Do NOT recommend. It appears that 1saleaday collects money from shoppers, and then buy the items, and then sell them to us. I ordered this on 8/10, sent two emails, only 1 reply after 5!!! days with copy & paste from their FAQ. Finally shipped on 8/27, and is estimiated to arrive on 9/5. If this timeline is acceptable to you, and you do not mind no customer service reads or replies to your email, go for it. Otherwise, I strongly recommend against this seller. PS: I have already disputed this charge through my credit card company. Oh, btw, do not ever use debit card with 1saleaday, discupute can be more complicated

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Has anybody else received theirs yet? I got mine today but I can't use it since the charging plug is missing the prongs that go into the outlet. Hopefully no one else suffered the same fate. I purchased this with the intent to take it with me on a vaction 5 weeks from date of purchase. Incredibly I may not be able to considering it is a proprietary plug and 1Saleadays turnaround times.

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I received mine. Took a full month. My charger has the prongs, but the charger does not work. I have emailed support, no answer. Facebooked them, no answer. Called their support line, and sit on hold music then the call disconnects.
Acer support referred me to the third party warranty group. They only cover the tablet. According to the warranty group, the charger issue has to be resolved by 1SaleADay.
I am sure this will go really well considering the experience so far.

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@narutoasu: Received the tablet yesterday. It's NON-FUNCTIONAL!!!!! Same case here, they never respond. Called and their hold music runs for a few minutes then the call drops. Emails are unanswered.
I too am considering reversing charges, not sure how that works with paypal.

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@instantstupor: One day short of a full month to get the tablet I ordered. Better yet the tablet does not work. Support will not answer emails. Calling the phone support line only results in hold music then the call drops. G R E A T service!!! What will it take for 1SaleADay to respond and fix the issue? Any advice out there?

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@lothar: I sent an email to them and called a few minutes later after getting a broken charger last Friday. I got in after only a minute or two on hold talked to a customer rep who found my earlier email made a couple of notes and said someone in their warehouse would get back with me. I got an email Saturday that they had an extra charger and would send it out the next business day which happened to be Tuesday because of Labor day. Got a shipment notice emailed on Tuesday that said I should get it today. So hopefully I will be up and running by this afternoon. Even though I was disappointed it was not functional when arrived and that it took forty forevers to initially ship, resolution of the the problem has been the smoothest I've ever had with an online merchant.

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@idontkn1: I am glad it worked out for you so far. I have heard nothing from 1SaleADay so far. We'll see what comes of it. Thanks for sharing.

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Customer support actually answered the phone today. Transferred to three different reps, twice I heard a rep say "oh my god he hung up", and after trying to argue my case... they hung up on me. Now, once again it's eternal hold music. Still no answer from 1SaleADay as to whether or not they have a replacement for my faulty product or when they will send/deliver.

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Spoke to Estie. Supervisor. Very nice, helpful, apologetic. She acknowledge issues with the product and offered to keep in touch directly to make sure the product is replaced as quickly as possible. Thank you Estie.

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@neutralizer: Thanks, I had never heard of USB-OTG.
Here is a quick comparison of this Acer and the Nexus 7
http://versusio.com/en/google-nexus-7-vs-acer-iconia-tab-a100-8gb