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: Acer submitted two tablets for our perusal. The Iconia Tab A500 is a fairly standard Android Honeycomb tablet with a better than average screen, while this Acer Iconia Tab W500 model sports the same chassis but runs Windows 7 . There aren't many Windows 7 tablets around, so we were suitably intrigued. However, we soon discovered why Microsoft itself hasn't been especially proactive in punting Windows tablets our way.
Excerpt: How do you make a Windows tablet usable? You include a keyboard. That's not actually a fair description of the Acer Iconia Tab W500 (which is nowhere near as ungainly as its name), but the Tab doesn't manage to solve all the issues with using Windows on a tablet.
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