jespensc wrote:Two questions:
- Will it charge from the USB connection? From the photos of specs/FCC data the charger input is 12v, which would imply this comes with an old-style barrel connector. (= extra item to carry)
- Is there any keyboard dock for this guy? A quick search only shows a dockable keyboard for the x86 sibling. An options or experimentation to share?
I would really like to go for this, but yet another propitiatory charger, makes this a no go for me. This Amazon reviewer points out how the charger & port are a problem: "HOWEVER, a big CON of this tablet is its charger. The little plug that goes into the tablet can be easily broken. It is not a standard charger either. It is 18W. While a standard micro USB will fit (like you find on most other tablets/smartphones), those will barely charge the tablet. It can take a couple of days with the tablet off to charge it fully. You MUST have the charger it came with. Here's the kicker, not only is it easily broken, but it's difficult to replace and expensive to do so. ACER is the only company that makes the particular charger needed (even though many websites, including AMAZON say others are compatible--those only give you that trickle charge) and it costs $20, plus another $10 shipping. I've seen it on other websites, some with free shipping, but it's going to be a MINIMUM of $20 for this charger that breaks. I broke my first charger within 2 weeks. I thought it was my fault, but when I got another, even with gentle use of just plugging in at night, unplugging in the morning, it broke AGAIN after 3 months. Waiting for ACER to reply to my complaints and pleas for them to re-engineer the charger. "