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
Summary: As a long-time competitor in the desktop and laptop space, Acer recently began competing against other Android tablet manufacturers with the launch of its Acer Iconia Tab A500. This 10.1-inch tablet is the company's first in the new Acer Iconia family of tablets.
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)
Summary: The Acer Iconia A500 ended up being a bit of a mixed bag and as an overall experience, we were left wanting more. On paper, it appeared as if the A500 can do no wrong what with a Tegra 2 processor under the hood and 1GB of memory.
Conclusion: The screen is very responsive and Android 3 is a pleasure to use. Nvidia has added an app store for games, but Acer’s bundled apps are a little uninspiring. SocialJogger brings Facebook and Twitter feeds together, and Photo Browser 3D lets you flick through images using the tablet’s motion sensors.
Summary: Das Tegra 2-Tablet von Acer hat als einziges von uns getesteten Tablets einen herkömmlichen USB-Port, an den beispielsweise USB-Speichersticks angeschlossen werden können. Die Verarbeitung ist hochwertig, wobei das Gerät deutlich dicker ist, als die Konkurrenz von Samsung oder Asus.
Pros: Qualitativer Bildschirm, Sehr gute Ausstattung (USB Anschluss), Solide Verarbeitung