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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.
Brushed aluminum enclosure.
Android Honeycomb OS.
Feels very snappy.
USB interface can allow for easy browsing of photos & songs.
Impressive build quality.
Great battery life.
Honeycomb not to all tastes.
Highly reflective screen.
Video player lacks Divx Xvid support.
Many apps not working in this region.
USB implementation handicapped.
Colors looked washed out on screen.
Too many multimedia browsing apps.
Extremely muddy looking 720p videos.
Many crashes with the web browser.
No 3G or 4G options.
Front facing camera isn't optimally angled.
By TechSpot on August 03, 2011
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...
By Pen Computing on January 10, 2012
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 GadgetSpeak on October 24, 2011
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 September 05, 2011
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...
By Whathifi.com on August 30, 2011
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...
By Tom's Hardware on July 21, 2011
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...
By ITP.net on July 12, 2011
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 July 07, 2011
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...
By 3G UK on July 06, 2011
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 July 05, 2011
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...
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