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: 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: 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: This tablet is my first touch screen pc i ever bought. So far the only issue i have with it that it not strong enough for high res drawing application, and don't have many touch games like androids and ipads. but if your looking to use it for keyboard less work on the go this the best thing to use. great on battery life. a issue i have with it. leaving om for a while when on stand by not all the time the driver for the screen would crash.
Summary: I've been using my Iconia Tab for a little over a week now and I love it. I bought it specifically to use for my online schooling and it fits that purpose superbly. I love having the familiar Windows operating system and being able to use any software I please. Having an HDMI port and USB port make it extremely versatile as I can stream from my wireless router and plug in directly my hi-def TV. If I'm not mistaken, not to many tablets have a built in HDMI output.
Not an iPad, but better than iPad in both productivity and expandability
10 November 2011
Summary: I owned an iPad, but was disappointed at its lack of expansion ports (none whatsoever). Don't get me wrong, iPad is fantastic if all you need is a reader/player/browser (though in many cases it only reads/plays Apple's proprietary content, and it can not read/play ANY content on an external device), and Apple's multi-touch capability is among the very best I have seen.
Summary: Being an android fan, i ordered this on behalf of someone. Luckily they're not as obsessed with the details as I am, and they're perfectly happy with it. The build quality could be better but its not bad. A good feature is the inclusion of the detachable keyboard. I guess the device itself is not flawed. But running Windows 7 on it is a bit of a push. I think Acer did the best they could given the inherent Windows handicap.
Summary: I have never written a review before but wanted to give a thumbs up for this little tablet. I received this little jewel yesterday. In fact, I am writing this review on the computer. I really like it. Some of the video reviews I looked at did not give it much of a good shake. However there were many good comments on this site, so I went for it. I think that some try to compare this Windows based tab with the ipad. I don't think they are comparable.
A Month with the W500 (lengthy, moderately technical)
Amazon Customer, Amazon
20 June 2011
Summary: I've had some emotional highs and lows with this device. I bought it May 19th and received it after the 23rd. I did my happy dance because I've been following and purchasing ultra mobile PC's and was excited to dip into the tablet selection. First accessories are a 32Gb Class 10 SD Card, an HTPC remote with keyboard and mouse from Lenovo, and a cheap capacitive screen friendly stylus. Pleased with all.
Summary: Let me start by saying, I own other windows "tablets" , the xoom and an Ipad2. cons: as stated USB on bottom and you loose them when docked, no biggie dock has 2 connectors as well, but the problem is, they are both on the bottom. I can not have anything attached to the USB when it sits on my lap or other, if I do, I have to hold the tablet in the air while I watch tv on it. I have to disconnect my usb device and connect it to the dock.