Acer Iconia Tab W500

  • Acer Iconia Tab W500
64
Based on 40 scores, 68 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    13
  • Bad:
    17

Pros:

  • Comes with a keyboard dock, More powerful than a netbook, Good screen and speakers.
  • The Acer Iconia Tab W500 has a clever design that allows you to detach its Netbook-like screen for use as a standalone tablet.
  • Unique design; runs standard Windows apps; handy removable keyboard; sharp screen with good ­viewing angles; SSD is fast.

Cons:

  • Huge bezel, Heavy and thick even for a Windows tablet, Small, 32GB hard drive.
  • The keyboard dock is a pain to connect or disconnect; you can't simply fold it shut like a laptop; and there's no touch pad, only a trackpoint stick.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Mobile88 on

The Acer Iconia Tab W500 is an interesting hybrid device that tries to be both a Tablet and netbook. The problem is that it doesn't really excel as one or the...

By PC World on 70

The included keyboard dock gives this tablet the flexibility to imitate a laptop, but it also introduces considerable...

By cnet on 64

The Acer Iconia Tab W500 works in several potentially good ideas, undone by half-baked physical design that makes it needlessly frustrating to...

By reviewed.com on

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By hardwarezone.com.sg on

Are there just too many tablets in the market? Judging from the recent lineup, that’s a definite yes. Acer is just one of the many companies that have jumped onto the bandwagon. The good thing is they embraced this growing market early and tried to...

By DigitalVersus on 60

With low battery life, an inappropriate OS and problematic tablet / keyboard fixture, this Acer Iconia Tab W500 hasn't quite come through as a successful hybrid tablet as far as we're concerned. The flexibility of Windows 7 may well attract some users,...

By PC Mag on 70

The Acer Iconia Tab W500-BZ467 has the best Windows experience we've seen on a tablet, thanks to its docking keyboard. Lose that and the Iconia Tab loses a lot of its appeal. Buy it...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 70

Acer has released not one but two new tablets into the fray recently. One, the Iconia A500, is a standard Android 3.0 tablet, very similar to the Motorola Xoom and Asus Eee Pad in form and function. The unusual release is the W500, however, a tablet...

By Computeractive on 40

A cheap-looking tablet that's further hampered by having the wrong operating system...

By NotebookCheck on 86

The Acer Iconia Tab W500 tries to fuse the advantages of a tablet with those of a conventional netbook. This has only been achieved to a part. While the performance data, the docking concept and the battery life is basically impressive, the high...

By Channel News Australia on 60

It has been panned by some, and lauded by others. But does the 10.1 inch Windows powered Iconia Tab W500 have what it takes to stand out from the increasingly crowded space that is the tablet market?The Acer Iconia W500 is in several ways much like...

By Smarthouse on 60

The Acer Iconia W500 is in several ways much like better-known tablets such as the Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. It has a 10.1in screen, comes with a wedge of internal flash memory and is primarily controlled using the capacitive...

By PC Advisor on 60

With a large proportion of corporate customers, we can see why Acer decided to take a punt on a Windows-based tablet. Unfortunately, a desktop OS just doesn’t cut the mustard here, and bolting on a keyboard only makes matters worse. Look to an Android...

By thestar.com.my on 70

The Acer Iconia Tab W500 is an interesting hybrid device that tries to be both a Tablet and netbook. The problem is that it doesn't really excel as one or the other. When used as a Tablet, Windows 7 works pretty well but is let down by a number of...

By Trusted Reviews on 60

The Acer Inconia Tab W500 looks good on paper offering both power and flexibility at a reasonable price, but a bulky body and control issues stop it from being as attractive as alternatives - netbooks, ultra-portable laptops and Android...

By Pocket-lint on 70

The Tab is a nice little Windows tablet, as Windows tablets go; it can't bend the laws of physics to deliver better battery life, although the C-50 and Radeon do a good job, and Windows has advantages and disadvantages on a tablet and the Tab gets...

By V3.co.uk on 60

An average attempt at a hybrid device, the Acer W500 fails to set the world alight and is not an adequate replacement for a...

By Computer Shopper on 68

The Windows OS and solid performance aren’t enough to make up for this tablet’s slow-loading apps, poor battery life, heft, and high price tag....

By theregister.co.uk on 75

There’s nothing exactly revolutionary about the W500, but it does more than your average Windows netboook and can do it in tablet form. Sure it’s a little on the chunky side and Windows 7 isn’t as finger friendly as iOS or Android, but with the dock...

By itreviews.com on

The Acer ICONIA Tab is a good idea. But with a price way that's way more than you'd expect to pay for a netbook with similar specifications, it's simply over-priced and under-featured. BEST POINT: Separate screen and keyboardWORST POINT: Topples over...