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Acer Iconia Tab W500
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Acer Iconia Tab W500


Overall rating 6.5/10

Taking the Windows 7 route for its Acer Iconia Tab W500, the Acer tablet comes with an AMD C-50 dual-core 1GHz processor, an integrated Radeon HD6250 for graphics performance and 2GB of DDR3 RAM.


THE GOOD
Keyboard dock bundled with tablet
Full-sized USB ports on tablet component
THE BAD
Lack of portability
Odd docking style with keyboard
Low level of usability of Windows 7 on tablet form factor

Product Specification

Processor AMD C-50 1GHz dual-core processor
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
Memory 2GB RAM
Display 10.1-inch LED-backlit TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen / 1280 x 800 pixels
Video Support MPEG4 / H.263 / H.264 / MMV
Camera 1.3-megapixel rear and front facing cameras
I/O Ports 2-in-1 card reader / 2 x USB 2.0 / HDMI
Audio Support MP3 / WMA / AMR / OGG / AAC / AAC+ / WAV
Storage 32GB
Connectivity Bluetooth 3.0 +HS / Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Battery 3260mAh
Dimensions 275 x 190 x 15.95mm
Weight 970g

3 user review(s)

Dr.Vijay

The product was reviewed with both considerations in mind - a tablet and a netbook. Given the OS, this is the best set of comparisons that can be made objectively. In any case, we've talked about the usability and pitted the battery life/portability against other competitive tablets. Do read the review in detail and you'll understand our viewpoints better.


Haru_H

Agree with skatescooter. I was looking for a review on this Iconia W500 as a table not as a netbook. I thought I would get a fair comparison to other current hot tablets using iOS or Android.


skatescooter

I feel that the HWZ staff has done a poor review of the Acer Iconia Tab W500. The product is marketed as a tablet but the review staff has chosen to assess its performance against similar CPU specified netbooks.
As a consumer, I would like to see an objective comparison against the available iOS and Android tablets.
An analogy for the HWZ staff review criteria is like saying the Galaxy Tab 7's CPU & OS is designed for a phone and therefore we shall review it against all other smartphones.


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