Introduction and Specifications
As a long-time competitor in the desktop and laptop space, Acer recently began competing against other Android tablet manufacturers with the launch of its Acer Iconia Tab A500. This 10.1-inch tablet is the company's first in the new Acer Iconia family of tablets.
Like many other Android-powered tablets, the Acer Iconia Tab A500 features a multi-touch screen. Under the hood, you'll find a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile dual-core processor along with an integrated GeForce GPU that is designed to deliver high FPS gaming, 1080p video, and faster browsing.
Running on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), the Acer Iconia Tab A500 offers all of the multitasking and media playback options you've come to expect from today's popular tablets. This tablet also features a slim design that measures 0.52-inches thick. The tablet weighs about 1.69 pounds. Other key features include a built-in HDMI port for sharing HD video, Dolby Mobile technology, and front- and rear-facing cameras. To help you share your favorite videos, pictures, music, and other media the Acer Iconia Tab A500 comes preinstalled with Acer clear.fi which will connect the tablet to other DLNA-compliant devices.
In addition to the tablet itself, Acer is also offering a handful of accessories (sold separately) for the Acer Iconia Tab A500. Some of these accessories include a full-sized Bluetooth keyboard, dock with IR remote, and a protective case.
Certainly there are plenty of Android tablets available and coming soon. Does the Acer Iconia Tab A500 have what it takes to stand out among the crowd? Join us in the coming pages to find out...