Acer Iconia Tab W500
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.
Speedy performance; great-sounding speakers; bright, color-rich display; keyboard-dock included
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.
Weak processor. Small SSD. User experience diminishes without the keyboard.
Windows 7 not optimised for Tablet computers; virtual keyboard is clunky; SSD offers little storage space; won't play 720p HD videos.
Pricey; heavy; slow app-load times; poor battery life; subpar video capture
By Mobile88 on July 11, 2012
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 pcworld.com_techhive.com on June 09, 2012
The included keyboard dock gives this tablet the flexibility to imitate a laptop, but it also introduces considerable...70
By cnet on December 06, 2011
The Acer Iconia Tab W500 works in several potentially good ideas, undone by half-baked physical design that makes it needlessly frustrating to...64
By reviewed.com on October 14, 2011
By hardwarezone.com.sg on August 24, 2011
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...-
By DigitalVersus on July 06, 2011
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...60
By PC Mag on June 30, 2011
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...70
By Gadget Guy Australia on June 10, 2011
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...70
By Computeractive on May 25, 2011
A cheap-looking tablet that's further hampered by having the wrong operating system...40
By NotebookCheck on May 20, 2011
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...86