Acer Iconia Tab A500

  • Acer Iconia Tab A500
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Based on 86 scores, 155 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    12
  • Good:
    38
  • Average:
    22
  • Bad:
    14

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 carries a 1280x800 display with 80-degree viewing angles and the ability to register input from all 10 fingers. You'll also find 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (a 32GB model is in the works), a microSD card reader that can handle up to 32GB cards, a 5MP rear camera with flash and auto-focus and a 2MP front cam. Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-out, USB and GPS.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

The rear facing 5-megapixel camera on the Iconia Tab, like many other tablets, is pretty subpar. I snapped some photos to compare the iPad 2’s camera with that on the Iconia Tab. The results were a mixed bag – sometimes the iPad 2 performed better;...

By Pen Computing on -

by Daniel Rasmus As with most shipping Android tablets, the Iconia Tab A500 come with the NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU and HD-optimized graphics from the ultra-low power NVIDIA GeForce GPU with Flash 10.2 support (which matters only until Flash ages now...

By crowdedbrain.co.uk on -

Acer are renowned for their budget range of computers and notebooks and there has been many a smartphone we have reviewed in the past that has been inundated by memory zapping applications that slow the device down. However you can't argue that they do...

By GadgetSpeak on 76

The other Tablets I have looked at recently have had v2.2 of the Android system; this offering from Acer has v3.1. So what can this unit offer that the others cannot, so what does this have that the other units do not have in...

By Android Central on -

It's not the prettiest. It's not the lightest. But the Acer Iconia a500 makes up for being a little beefy by throwing in just about every port imaginable. Problem is, that largely relegates it to niche status. That's not to say having a full-size USB...

By Whathifi.com on 80

While Apple's iOS is found on a solitary phone, Android can be found on tons of devices – so it's perhaps no surprise to see the same strategy in the tablet marketplace.Like the Eee Pad Transformer and the , the Iconia A500 uses Android 3.0. With the...

By androidheadlines.com on -

For me it is a toss-up between this and an ASUS on which to get. They are both nice (I have yet to review an Asus, my opinion could change). They both have a good price and have received updates, since I have reviewed this one I can definitely...

By Tom's Hardware on -

If you add up the cost of buying a case, cradle, keyboard, and apps, tablets continue to be expensive mobile devices to own, despite their compact dimensions. The Iconia A500 isn't any different from other tablets; you're paying more than you would...

By What Mobile on -

What Mobile puts Acer’s 10-inch tablet to the test, to see if Honeycomb 3.1 has made Android a more serious player in the tablet market.When we tested the Motorola XOOM, the first Android 3.0 tablet to enter the market, we thought the Honeycomb operating...

By ITP.net on 80

The A500 is a handsome device that is aggressively priced and delivers on almost every front. It’s definitely worth a look....

By HotHardware on -

We're seeing a lot of Android tablets hit the market. What's more, many of these tablets offer similar specifications, including a 10.1-inch screen, dual-core processor, 16GB (or more) of storage, and Wi-Fi capabilities. Some tablets also have 3G or...

By gottabemobile.com on -

The quest for a good Android alternative to the iPad led me to the Acer Iconia Tab A500. The comparable size and lower price tag of $449 made this a compelling option. I really wanted to like it, but despite some compelling traits I cannot recommend it...

By 3G UK on 60

All in all, we think the Acer Iconia Tab A500 has plenty to offer, and will improve as the Honeycomb apps offering improves. We would have liked to see a longer battery life, and a slightly less weighty device, but they’re not huge issues,...

By Here's How on -

Using the Iconia Tab is a pleasurable experience. You'll enjoy the ultra-fast Web browsing, gaming, and application toggling. Convenience features like the USB port and SD card slot make it easy to use the tablet as a sharing or content viewing...

By PCWorld New Zealand on -

#4 in our 2011 Tablet Countdown.At first glance, Acer’s Iconia tablet appears to be a wee bit chunky, and very solid. A closer look reveals that while it’s thicker and heavier than most tablets, it’s got good reason to be – the Iconia is the most...

By APC Magazine on 90

The 10.1in Acer Iconia Tab A500 feels just like the original iPad. Big! Its beautiful brushed aluminium case is 1.13mm thick and its weight of 730 grams is 230g heavier than the new iPad 2. But this Android Honeycomb–powered device manages to look...

By mobilechoice.co.uk on 60

Another eye-catching Android tablet and easily Acer’s best Android device so far, the Iconia Tab A500 is a strong alternative to Motorola’s Xoom...

By TechSmart.co.za on -

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is a solidly built tablet that looks good and performs well thanks to its Tegra 2 processor. A USB port on the side makes for a nice addition, with file transfer now a lot easier – if you download a file management app. It...

By TechTree on 70

Expert Review MRP: Rs 31,515In the computing world, is known for its good value-for-money laptops. This is what I had in my mind when I first got hold of this -based tablet from the Taiwanese manufacturer. The is a proud member of the elite 10...

By PC Authority on -

The Acer Iconia A500 is a fast and sleek Honeycomb (Android 3.0) tablet with an impressive array of connectivity options....