Right. Yadda, yadda, yadda, Black Friday. Deals. Bargains. Offers. Spend lots of money. Take many years to pay it back. Stress about it, but bury your head in the sand and look at the shiny, shiny. Yay.
Today it’s Argos, and a load of Black Friday deals have, quite literally, just gone live.
That can’t be comfortable..
First, the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Yes, the one where you can do “that thing” to it and watch The Grand Tour which (I must admit) is excellent. Now it’s down to a mere £24.95. Get it on this Argos page and collect it from store.
Next, some branded headphones to impress your mates with. These rely on a tried and trusted bit of technology called a “3.5mm audio port” and are down to £99.99 (they were £129.99).
If you want an Amazon Fire 7 (don’t expect too much), then you need to head here for the 8GB version where it’s just £29.99 (was £49.95). The 16GB version was £59.99 but is now down to £39.99.
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Today we have a new tablet in the house from Acer – the Acer Iconia Tab 10. The Iconia Tab 10 is Acer’s take on the low cost but premium build tablet that aims to be your new multimedia device.
The Acer Iconia Tab 10 is currently available from all good retailers for a great price of £179.99. What we have here is a 10.1″ tablet with a great Full HD screen and not one, but four forward facing speakers. These speakers are backed by sound technology from DTS Audio, who have worked heard to produce a premium audio experience on an inexpensive device.
As for the rest of the specs, they are on par for a device in this price segment
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
LED backlit display
Fingerprint resistant coating
1.5GHz MediaTek mt8163a quad-core processor
32 GB internal storage
Android 6.0 operating system
2 MP webcam
5MP rear camera
3.5mm stereo headphone jack
microSD memory card slot
Four front-facing speakers with DTS-HD premium sound
Up to 8 hours battery life (depending on usage)
Size H16.8, W25.9cm
On the face of it, The Acer Iconia Tab 10 looks like a pretty good tablet then. I have been using the device for a few days now, mainly for its multimedia functionality. In this role, it is performing admirably. The battery will last long enough for at least two feature-length films with room to spare. There are some pretty neat little features that have been stacked on top of a relatively spartan installation of Android 6.0. One of these is the use of multi-finger inputs. For instance, when the screen is locked, you can use 5 fingers to unlock the screen and go to an app of your choice. This is a really nice touch when you’re using the tablet in conjunction with an HD TV via the inbuilt HDMI port.
Connectivity wise, in addition to the Micro HDMI port, we also find Micro USB for charging and USB OTG is supported. You will also find a 3.5mm headphone jack and Micro SD card support for storage expansion of up to 256GB. The Wifi is 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth version is 4.0. We can also find an accelerometer for detection of movement, and GPS for navigation. Sadly there is no LTE model of this device, so if you plan to use this on the go you will need to tether to a hotspot or phone.
Here is a little unboxing video:
I recorded the video a few days ago, hence the mention of my plans to use this while on my trip away.
Here is a gallery of the rest of the Iconia Tab 10.
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