Summary: If you’re looking for mobile entertainment and dependable productivity on the go, don’t settle for just one. The Acer ICONIA TAB W500 is the latest, lightest and most enjoyable way of enjoying the best of both worlds.
Excerpt: Not too long ago it seems I was itching to get my hands on an iPad. And I did, and I loved it and I use it well. But soon there were other options out there to check out in Android tablets, and then Windows tablets.
Summary: Tablet-book. A tablet that you can transform into a netbook without much ado is what Acer has created with the Iconia Tab W500. But not only the design causes a rage, the technical innards also attract attention with AMD's C-50 CPU and HD 6250 graphics chip.
Pros: Contrast rich, viewing angle stable and bright display, Large scope of functions, also due to Windows 7, Fairly good application performance, Good battery life, Almost silent use, Good workmanship quality, Stable case, Good value for money ratio, Separate keyboard, including port replicator, The ...
Cons: Partly instable docking construction, Fairly high weight, Reflective display surface with visible grid, Small mass memory for Windows 7, Little support for finger control, No stylus input, A modified surface that would be better for finger control. A stylus option and the resulting alternative us...
Summary: It has been panned by some, and lauded by others. But does the 10.1 inch Windows powered Iconia Tab W500 have what it takes to stand out from the increasingly crowded space that is the tablet market?
Pros: Good display; Responsive capacitive touchscreen; Decent graphics chip performance
Cons: Bulky and heavy; Ropey keyboard peripheral design; Windows 7 doesn't like touchscreens
Conclusion: The Iconia Tab W500 wants to be the best of both worlds; in the end it's one of the nicest Windows tablets we've seen so far (barring the small size of the on-screen keyboard) and that's both praise and complaint.
Pros: Bright, beautiful colourful screen with excellent touch resolution and excellent sound make this a great little media tablet, and the C-50 processor is a step above an Atom
Cons: The price and the battery life are only good for a Windows tablet - not compared to iPad or Android, the keyboard dock is an excellent idea poorly executed
Summary: The Acer Iconia Tab W500 is the worst tablet we've seen so far. It's heavy, battery life is short, the touchscreen interface is incredibly frustrating and the optional keyboard dock isn't very comfortable to use.
Excerpt: Acer confirmed the details for its Iconia tablet range coming to the UK at a London press event on Thursday. Three devices will be coming to the UK: the Iconia Tab W500, the Iconia A500 and the Iconia A100. If you haven’t already guessed, the W or A indicates whether it is Windows 7 or Android.