Summary: It is somewhat inaccurate to compare with a tablet or laptop - this one has both. It is indeed a full fledge computer with a side order of "tablet". Of course, we all reserve the right of playing with many different toys! I have. One thing I like about tablets is the "app player" function. With Windows 8, this slate has it too. The app variety is small compared with Android, and infantile compared with iThings, but it is growing and so far quality is trumping quantity.
Summary: I love this tablet. You have to enable the on-screen mouse to be able to get fine control. I have installed the Windows 8 preview, and seems to work better than Win 7. I do miss that on-screen mouse sometimes. I also installed a 128 GB SSHD, following instructions that I found online. You have to be careful on this, because the DH contains boot files that are not normally on a hard drive.
Summary: I bought this tablet a year ago. It didn't have enough memory to be practical for business use. After reading reviews, I changed the 32Gb for 128 ssd, added 128Gb sd card and installed windows 8 customer preview. I absolutely love it now.
Summary: Pros: Great value, does what is says, more mobile than laptop, longer battery life than laptop, more options for productivity. Cons: Heavy Bought this for my Wife for travel but I use it as well. Love the USB/Wireless/Bluetooth/HDMI connectivity. Increased memory/disk space by adding 32G SD card. This is not an IPad or IPad killer, but does pretty much what an IPad can do plus more.
Summary: Several people have great detailed information about this tablet but I did want to mention solid state drives should not be defragged so it would be advisable to turn this auto feature off in windows.
Stunning delivery speed and just the product i expected!!!
8 June 2012
Summary: Two days ago i ordered this my first product from Amazon.com, and i have already found a seller i would order from again!!!! I ordered it and the next day it was at my door, simply amazing speed. I bought a used model and the only thing i didnt like was that there were 2 dead pixcels on the middle right and lower left on the screen but that happens with new products so ill leave it as thats how it left the factory.
Summary: I've had this tablet for a year. I have dropped it on tile from standing (I don't recommmend you try this), and it survived (with a few dents on the edge). I installed MS Office 10 Professional. All applications worked great. I've used this to output streaming movies and TV via the HDMI port to a projector, also great results. I downloaded Kindle App for PC (along with some other book reader software) and also used it to read books.
Summary: i was looking for a windows tablet for years, because i don't like android and the ipad doesn't have the full functionality that i need. i came across this Iconia w500 and decided to do alot of research on it. i finally decided to purchase it, i must say that i am very glad that i made this purchase. windows touch screen interface may not be as good as the iPad but this tablet has ALL the functionality of a regular computer.
Summary: If you are an audiophile who collects 24-bit music, and are chained to your desktop at home to listen to it on your high-end headphones, this is a great portable solution. This tablet contains a high-def audio system, so you can set it to 24-bit, 192kHz and enjoy all your studio-quality music with your headphones.