Summary: 10/18/2012: acer w500p touch screeen with docking keyboard, c-60AMD which includes the turbo boost to 1.3ghz, and the upgraded graphics chips, windows 7 os, 32gb hard drive, 2gb ram, bought this extremely cheap at a thrift store thinking for that little money i'll try it out. ive always used 14-15 inch systems otherwise. i really like this 10.1 inch unit, using it right now.
Summary: OK, first off, this tablet is superb. For what it is, it's extremely capable. The CPU, while very low power, can manage every day tasks without breaking a sweat. And unlike most other AMD processors, it seems to run rather cool. The unit will get warm, but but the fan isn't running all the time (core temps are around 60*C...toasty but acceptable...). Also being an APU with Radeon HD 6290 graphics, it's pretty capable. Most any online videos play fine on it.
Summary: Cheap looking,very thick, and heavy. I like it. It has a few glitches now and then especially in handling Quicktime video. The keyboard works great, but becareful, you cannot just sit it in your lap. It is very top heavy and will fall over easy. I solved the problem by buying a Logitech Portable Lap Desk. Now no problem with it tipping over. I can use the lapdesk with my other machines too!
Summary: This is a great tablet, as you can see all of the specifications on the main page. What this won't tell you is that this is full windows 7, everything you can do on a desktop can be done here with only the power limitations to consider. I got this mainly because I knew it could play less graphics intensive games. I play Diablo 3, Torchlight, Puzzle quest, WoW, things like that on here and they run relatively smoothly.
Summary: After three weeks of heavy use I can say that the w500 isn't amazing because it can dance at all: its amazing because it can dance with the stars. I would give it 4.5 stars if half stars were allowed, but they aren't, so it gets four stars because its not quite perfect. I will dispose of the complaints up front so I can concentrate on the good stuff. 1.
Summary: Best gift ever! I got this for my birthday and it is very sleek. Although real estate and performance is sacrificed, I aimed at portability for school. This thing boots up quicker than my laptop, a plus side when I want to check my emails or homework on the go. Although I anticipate that it has limited hard drive space, I never would imagine the bloatware that comes with every computer to take up half of the hard drive space.
Summary: I'm smiling as i read all the IPad3 info on my Acer Iconia tablet running windows 8 consumer preview that i upgraded from a windows 7 OOBE. Bottom line is i get an amazingly phenomenal experience (video, pics, aggregated services, Win8 Store & Apps, the cloud, more, more, more) and a ton of hardware specs at a comparable (or even better) cost. Long live charms.
Summary: Sadly 2 weeks after purchase I installed android on the device (with success) via android x-86 and after playing around with the device it got bricked. This was due to the fact that the device's BIOS is installed directly on the SSD (hard drive) rather than on a chip which makes it very vulnerable. It was bad enough for me not to buy it again, even though I think the computer is great.
Summary: I've had mine for a number of months. It did well as a Windows 7 tablet. Now that I have installed the Windows 8 consumer preview, I am even happier with the tablet. Windows 8 is much more tablet friendly. One thing I had to do was replace the built in mSata SSD with one that was double the size - giving me 64gb of storage. The bigger drive is also faster. I also upgraded the bios to the newest version which took care of an occassional boot problem.
Summary: works with windows 8 use the 32bit iso. easy directions on the web. nice for the price and mine came with the c-60 processor. very happy. my only problem is the screen is just o.k. and gets a little bright and dim and scrolles some lines sometimes with windows 7 or 8. thats the only reason i took of a star. also it has the backup disk for windows 7 if you want to switch.