|Screen Size||10.1 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1280 x 800|
|Max Screen Resolution||1280 x 800 pixels|
|RAM||1 GB DDR2|
|Hard Drive||16 GB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA Tegra|
|Card Description||GeForce ULP|
|Wireless Type||802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||8 hours|
Acer Iconia Tab A500-10S16u 10.1-Inch Tablet Computer (Aluminum Metallic)
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- The Acer Iconia Tab A500-10S16u provides the ultimate tablet experience with a gleaming 10.1" touch-screen.
- It has 802.11b/g/n Wireless(802.11n 2.4GHz only).
- It also has 5MP Rear Facing Camera with Auto Focus and 2MP Front Facing Camera.
- 1GB DDR2 Memory , 1.5 lbs.
- Android , Honeycomb , Operating System, NVIDIA Tegra , 2 Dual Core Mobile Processor.
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Why this is better than an I pad 2 -
- Micro SD card slot gives this all the memory you practically need with just a 16 gb model. Cards are cheap - you can get a 32 gb card for $50. No card slot on the I pad 2.
- USB port makes file transferring easy. You can plug in external flash drives or a USB keyboard. Yes, it has a USB host port so it can externally power or charge devices through the port. No USB on the I pad 2 without buying a $30 adapter.
-HDMI port - easy projection to your HDTV. The A500 screen has about the same aspect ratio as most HDTVs, so you will be able to take full advantage of the area on your HDTV. With the Ipad2, you need a separate $39 adapter for this, plus the IPad 2 screen is a different aspect ratio than most HDTVs.
-Android Honeycomb is way better than Apple iOS. It's much more customizable and supports true multitasking. Yes, iOS has a simpler, dumber interface that your grandma can use, but for me it is too simple and limited. Plus, with Honeycomb you are not chained to using ITunes to manage your content. You can just plug it into the USB port of your PC and manage files like you would any external USB drive.
-If you use Google applications like Gmail, Picasa, Docs, Maps, Youtube, etc., the integration is excellent. You log in with your Gmail account and all your Google data is synched to the device within minutes.Read more ›
Every blog and magazine is filled with lots of negatives about each tablet they review. After reading all of the negative vibe I was paranoid about buying an Android tablet so I decided to wait.
Then the unexpected happened. My wife bought me the Iconia for Father's Day and surprised me. I was stuck.
Reality has set in now and it's great.
I've never had Honeycomb crash on me. I surf the web, get my gmail, get my Outlook mail, IM, buy apps, play games, check the weather, read books and it's a blast.
The screen quality is great and I love the motion backgrounds. Wireless speed is fine, 32GB is plenty, and I'm glad to have the USB port for future options. Execution speed is fast and everything I care about runs without issues plus battery life is multiple days.
So after two months I'm scratching my head to find a negative... Power cord too short? Plug it in on the counter top. No auto on capability? Push the button. Fingerprints on the screen? Try washing your hands more often. Is the tablet too heavy for your puny forearms? Get off the couch and do some push ups dude! Not your favorite color? Buy a can of spray paint.
The real issue is that the negative vibe is keeping people on the sidelines like it was me. Come on in the water is fine.
I did get a software update a while back for the A500, and it did fix the screen waking up, this made it so that the battery will now last for a couple of days of light use before it runs out, compared to being plugged in everyday like it was before when the screen would wake up for notifications.
I haven't really noticed any other large changes from the previous version. On the other hand, I did see that a leaked version of the 3.1 upgrade is out on the web today, so we should be getting that upgrade soon, and it sounds like a lot of enhancements are in that update.
One other thing of note, is that I picked up a wireless usb keyboard for use with the A500, and it worked fine for me, but my wife was trying to use it with blogger and she said she was having problems with it. Seems like it couldn't quite keep up with her typing. It doesn't seem to be the keyboard but the A500 that was the limiting factor, because I used the keyboard on a normal laptop, and didn't notice any lag.
I still really like using the A500 over having to use a normal laptop like I was before, it is just so much nicer that it is always on and I can just hit the power button and go! Still very happy with this purchase.
I bought this the week it showed up in a brick and mortar store near me. I love having a tablet around, it is much quick to just pick it up and use it instead of having to wake up/start up my computer. I use this for most of my web browsing now when I am at home, and I also take the tablet to work and use it for music via bluetooth (works perfectly with my sony DR-BT50 headphones).
I have also purchased an hdmi cable for the tablet and that works awesome.Read more ›
Here's my 2-day evaluation of Iconia vs. Transformer with frequent references to the other better known tablet players such as the iPad and the Xoom. This is going to be a quick and incomplete comparison so do feel free to add your own categories as comments to this review.
- FREEDOM (even) - They are both non-iPad tablets that are technologically on par (and here and there superior) with the 'leader' AND reasonably priced AND, unlike the iPad, they don't force us, the paying customers, into some 'ecosystem' mandatory straightjacket. While not perfect, both the Transformer and Iconia offer a great deal when it comes to features and expandability. The Honeycomb is a reasonably open OS. You are free by default as you should be. There's no need to jailbreak because you're free. You can shop on more than one app store, do comparison shopping, download beta code and you can even run Flash.
But let me continue with my brief Transformer vs. Iconia comparison.
- PRICE (Transformer) - with everything else more or less equal, the Asus tablet beats the Iconia by $50.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
very inexpensive, easy to use and speedy for the time tablet. Used mostly as a internet browser, youtube/Netflix device nowadays but it says something that it's still working... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nieves R. Moya Jr.
Got it with the glass broken I report it and did not replacePublished 7 months ago by patricia barnaby
Made a weird sound when you pressed on the screen. Would freeze when trying to download apps.Published 7 months ago by jackie
I was so excited to get this for my husband for christmas. Then when it came there was no charger.Published 7 months ago by D. Purdue
It works good when it works. So many people has had their Acer Iconia A500 take a crap on them and Acer won't do anything about it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jim