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  • GuinnessKMF - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    That fire is making an absurd amount of noise in that video.

    Oh, there was something about a tablet too?
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  • coolhardware - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    If this article is accurate then I am surprised they are calling their new 10" tablet the "A200" since their previous "A100" is a smaller <br>7"</b> tablet...

    Personally the A100 is my favorite 7" tablet though I do wish it had a USB (host) connector. The existing Acer tablets also have a very nice rear-facing camera, so I hate to see the rear cameras left out in this generation :-(
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  • therealnickdanger - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    I've got a couple A100s. Great tablet! I hear people complain about Acer quality, but I've owned Acer monitors, laptops, and tablets and never had issues - always great products that are priced lower than their competition. Whatever the more expensive brands offer must be something I don't notice. Reply
  • Southernsharky - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    I don't even know what a rear camera is for. I mean who walks around holding up their camera to take pictures. You want to take a picture use a phone or a dedicated camera. Now a front facing camera is absolutely essential, for Skype of course. Reply
  • GuinnessKMF - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    It's not terrible on the 7" tablet to have a rear facing camera, but on a 10" you look ridiculous, although people still do use it... I couldn't see myself trying to take a picture with a tablet, but I do understand that with tablets having less of a bulk issue than phones, often times they can fit better lenses and sensors into a tablet.

    I say the priority should be front facing camera, for video chat, and If they really wanted to be smart about it they could make it swivel so that you could still see the screen and take photos that aren't of yourself.

    The only other reason I can think of for the back camera would be things like google goggles/galaxy and other enhanced reality applications (overlaying a UI on life).
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  • VivekGowri - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    Which is why I'm not complaining about the lack of one. It's a smart idea - you can make the device thinner, you can keep the BOM cost down, there are less parts to worry about, it makes the rear of the device simpler to design, etc. Cuts down on cost and complexity while losing not very much of the utility. Reply

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