Summary: Where do I begin to describe how much I hate this thing. First of all it doesn't support Adobe Flash Player so I can't play games on Pogo or most other game websites. Then it will not allow me to customize my wallpaper without cropping all pictures which then leaves about an inch by inch picture on...
Summary: I bought this in Oct as a Xmas present but at Xmas it didnt work correctly. I tried everything, couldnt even restore it. LSI says they wont fix because it was 3 months old and Acer wont fix because it was refurbished. Not sure it was refurbished if it doesnt work, so i have a $200.00 paper weight.
Summary: This was a very nice tablet for 13 months. Did everything I wanted, received update to ICS, I was a happy camper. Then yesterday, it wouldn't boot--got stuck on the Acer logo screen. I figured a soft reset would take care of it. Nope, nor would a hard (factory default/wipe) reset.
Summary: I purchased this unit about 10 months ago and gave it to my parents. They are not tech-savvy by any means but I figured this tablet was easy enough to use. A month ago, I upgraded the unit to ICS from Acer's website (which by the way is not a simple process).
Summary: So I purchased an ACER A500 Tablet. Great piece of hardware, but a horrible company. The problem is, ACER will not provide ANY customer support for any device which is "refurbished" The first thing customer service does is check the SN.
Summary: I really don't understand how this tablet has gotten such great reviews. I've owned this tablet for about 3 days now and I've gotten about an hour of actual use out of it, otherwise it's frozen up on me at least a dozen times.
Summary: *** UPDATE November 2013 *** I can no longer recommend Acer products! A few weeks ago, my A500 crashed. It wasn't the first time. So I restarted it like usual, but it never got past the Acer logo screen. After trying to restart is several times, I thought perhaps a 'hard reset' was in order.
Summary: My unit will only turn on to an Acer screen after about a dozen uses. Didn't even get that many apps installed. Went through all the reboot options and still won't go past that. Called Acer tech support on a Saturday and was able to get someone.
Summary: After long thoughts and reviews about purchasing a tablet, war between iPad 2 and Acer / Xoom went for Acer. Reasons for purchase: 32 GB at $470 including tax and delivery. Extendable memory option. Had an Acer Laptop, and was happy with Acer product.
Summary: if you can control the urge to use the A500 when first purchased...charge the battery completely before turning it on. I get about 10 to 11 hours of batterly life on each charge. get a tight fitting case to protect the A500. super antenna for the WIFI..
Pros: great battery life if charged properly when first purchased. great screen quality. great video quality