Excerpt: Now that the new Honeycomb version of the Android operating system is out, we wondered how it would fare against the venerable king of tablets, the iPad and its iOS operating system. Would the better specs of the Acer Iconia ($449.99) make for a better user experience?
Pros: Fast Processor, Big Screen, Ports Galore, Sound Quality
Cons: Lack of Apps, Media Playback and Online Content, Battery Life, Cameras
Excerpt: The new Acer Iconia Tab A500 is one a slew of Android devices aiming to find its niche in a world currently dominated by the Apple iPad 2. What sets the Iconia Tab apart from its competition is primarily its price - cheaper than the iPad 2.
Conclusion: This is a tablet that you're going to decide on purchasing based on your love for the brand Acer, your love for the unique light aluminum back end, or your dislike of the rest of the Android tablets on the market.
Iconia Tab A500: Acer's first tablet with Android Honeycomb
22 October 2011
Excerpt: Turn on the Iconia Tab A500 for the first time and you will immediately be transfixed by the stunning clarity of the 10.1" display which is ideal for HD entertainment. Your high resolution HD movies and games will come alive on the Iconia Tab.
Technoodling reviews the Acer Iconia Tab A500: A good first effort
28 July 2011
Excerpt: Android tablets are a dime a dozen these days; a wide range of manufacturers from all over, such as HTC and Samsung, are either readying their own or have one or more out already. That’s a lot of jostling for attention – moreover, it’s taking place at a time when Apple’s iPad is currently ruling the...
Pros: The Acer Iconia Tab A500′s responsive screen, The USB and HDMI ports and microSD slot (take that, iPad), Its excellent value for money
Cons: The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is a bit on the hefty side, There aren’t a whole lot of Honeycomb-specific apps just yet, Battery life and camera performance are a few clicks behind the best
Summary: 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 4G cellular connections built-in.
Pros: 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core Mobile Processor, NVIDIA GeForce graphics, Micro HDMI, Full-size USB 2.0 port
Cons: Adobe Flash isn't preinstalled (Update: It is pushed to tablets via an update available as of 7/8/2011), Limited to 720p output via HDMI until an update is released (Update is available as of 7/8/2011)
Acer Iconia Tab A500 – a nice looking Android tablet with a very attractive price tag
14 June 2011
Conclusion: The Iconia Tab A500 has already been released in Europe and Asia and is coming to the US Verizon network by the end of June – if you want an affordable Android tablet that looks great, is durable and has uncompromised performance, this device might be perfect for you.