Editors Liked

  • 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

Editors Didn't Like

  • 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