Acer Iconia Tab Tablet Review
The bulky Iconia has a good screen, but bad battery life may give some consumers pause.
Music & Audio Controls
The music and audio controls for the Acer Iconia Tab is the same as that of most other Android 3 tablets on the market right now, with the same simplistic interface. Available to you are play/pause buttons, next track, and a scrub bar for those looking to seek to a certain point.
As far as advanced features go, you can construct playlists, shuffle playback, and loop your tracks like you could on any modern MP3 player. Unfortunately you can't make mashups or remixes of songs (without downloading additional software), but this should satisfy those needing music in the background of their web browsing and eReading.
Music & Audio Management
Common to the Android 3 tablets is a very standard but aesthetically pleasing music management system. If you prefer to change it up, you can either browse your music by list format or a cover flow that feels much like flipping through a CD collection case. All in all, a very user-friendly experience.
Music & Audio Formats
Music & Audio Battery Life
Much like every other tablet we've ever reviewed, the Acer Iconia Tab is capable of playing music back for 24 hours straight rather easily. However, be warned that this occurred in lab conditions when the screen automatically shut off after 2 minutes of inactivity. It doesn't need to be said that the Acer Iconia Tab isn't a pure replacement for an MP3 player, but music playing does not draw much power from its batteries.
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