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7.5 out of 10

Acer Iconia Tab A500

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Overall 7
7.0

Acer Iconia Tab A500

PC Magazine
3 August 2011
  • Conclusion: Acer's Honeycomb tablet, the Iconia Tab A500, has similar strengths and weaknesses to its direct competitors, but its $450 price is easier to swallow than some others.
  • Pros: Inexpensive. Zippy Tegra 2 processor. High-res screen. Solid connectivity options with USB, HDMI ports. Good media-specific apps and functions.
  • Cons: Comparatively large and heavy. No 3G or 4G options. Front-facing camera isn't optimally angled. Honeycomb isn't yet a mature app platform.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Acer Iconia Tab A500

ITP.net
12 July 2011
  • Summary: Verdict: The A500 is a handsome device that is aggressively priced and delivers on almost every front. It’s definitely worth a look.
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Overall 7
7.0

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Review

thinkdigit.com
13 June 2011
  • Summary: The Acer Iconia Tab A500 has good underlying software coupled with decent hardware. But we think the display can be improved. If not an IPS panel, the least Acer can do is get rid of the blue cast. The connectivity options give it a slight edge over the iPad, and also the user interface of the Honeycomb OS and its response is great. However, the OS needs a learning curve and is not as intuitive as the iOS.
  • Pros: Great feature set, connectivity options, Good, capable UI
  • Cons: Steep learning curve of UI, Bluish cast to screen
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Overall 7
7.2
Performance 4
4.0
Battery performance 9
9.1
Display 8
8.2
Weight 10
9.7
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 2
2.0
Connectivity 5
5.2
Keyboard 4
3.9
Temperature 9
8.5

Review Acer Iconia Tab A500 Tablet/MID

Notebookcheck
27 May 2011
  • Summary: Honeycomb Alternative! Acer's tablet presence has so far been fairly restrained, but is beginning to gain more and more traction with every new model. The Iconia Tab A500 offers an Nvidia Tegra 250 multi-core CPU/GPU, 32 GB of memory, a high resolution WXGA display, and the brand new Android 3.0 operating system. What can be expected from the slim 500 Euro device was tested by us.
  • Pros: Quiet operation, Bright high contrast display, Good case quality, HDMI, Docking station, Relatively good battery life, Good display, and a well balanced package for a relatively affordable price.
  • Cons: Reflective display surface, (up until now no UMTS available), Too small distance between USB ports, Micro connectors require special cable, MicroSD card slot difficult to reach, A non-reflective display surface, 3G modem (should no longer be the case in future models), and more separation between USB ports.
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Overall 7
7.2
Performance 4
4.0
Battery performance 9
9.1
Display 8
8.2
Weight 10
9.7
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 2
2.0
Connectivity 5
5.2
Keyboard 4
3.9
Temperature 9
8.5

Review Acer Iconia Tab A500 Tablet/MID

Notebookcheck
27 May 2011
  • Summary: Honeycomb Alternative! Acer's tablet presence has so far been fairly restrained, but is beginning to gain more and more traction with every new model. The Iconia Tab A500 offers an Nvidia Tegra 250 multi-core CPU/GPU, 32 GB of memory, a high resolution WXGA display, and the brand new Android 3.0 operating system. What can be expected from the slim 500 Euro device was tested by us.
  • Pros: Quiet operation, Bright high contrast display, Good case quality, HDMI, Docking station, Relatively good battery life, Good display, and a well balanced package for a relatively affordable price.
  • Cons: Reflective display surface, (up until now no UMTS available), Too small distance between USB ports, Micro connectors require special cable, MicroSD card slot difficult to reach, A non-reflective display surface, 3G modem (should no longer be the case in future models), and more separation between USB ports.
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Overall 8
7.5

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Review

Digitaltrends
27 April 2011
  • Excerpt: It’s a season for new operating systems. Last week, the BlackBerry PlayBook hit shelves and now the Acer Iconia Tab A500 is bringing Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) to a sub-$500 price point. But how does Acer’s new tablet compare to the iPad , G-Slate, Xoom , and Galaxy Tab ? Pretty well, actually.
  • Pros: $450 price is best in class, Great Dolby sound, Nice feel for a 10.1-inch tablet, Full-size USB port
  • Cons: Android 3.0 is buggy and lame, It's a heifer, weighing more than the Xoom, Battery life is 2 hours shy of the iPad
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Overall 7
7.0

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
20 April 2011
  • Summary: The Acer Iconia Tab A500 definitely hits all the right notes for a good price: solid performance, a sturdy aluminum design, easy media and data sharing, plus a full-size USB port. We wish it were lighter and that the cameras were better, but consumers looking for a Honeycomb tablet will find a lot to like in the A500.
  • Pros: Good-looking, brushed-metal design, Excellent audio quality, Easy media sharing and streaming, Full-size USB port
  • Cons: Heavier than other 10-inch tablets, Poor camera placement
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Overall 8
8.0

Acer Iconia Tab A500 review

PC Advisor
7 December 2011
  • Summary: The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is an Android 3.0 tablet with USB and HDMI-out ports.
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Overall 8
7.5

Acer Iconia A500 review: An Android 'Honeycomb' tablet with USB and HDMI-out ports

Good Gear Guide.au
6 September 2011
  • Summary: The Acer Iconia A500 is a little on the chunky side, but potential buyers may be happy to make the sacrifice in return for USB and HDMI-out connectivity.
  • Pros: Sturdy and well constructed design, USB and HDMI-out ports, Android Honeycomb 3.0 OS
  • Cons: A little chunky and heavy, Screen difficult to see in sunlight
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Overall 8
8.0

Acer Iconia Tab A500 review

Pocket Lint
9 June 2011
  • Conclusion: The Acer Iconia Tab A500 offers some features that make it attractive to potential tablet buyers. The range of supported physical connections is the big thing, accepting microSD cards and external USB drives in the tablet itself - the USB will also be more useful when Android 3.1 arrives on the A500. Acer’s software modifications don’t really add any appeal. The hubs are largely unnecessary as you can access the apps you like directly.
  • Pros: USB, HDMI, working microSD slot, Honeycomb hasn't been too badly interfered with
  • Cons: Acer's software additions are largely dismissible and bring little value, design is rather clunky, size, short power lead, poor video support out of the box
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