Acer Iconia Tab W500
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.
Tags: microsoft, acer, tablet, microsoft windows 7
HWZ's Overall Rating: 6.5
User's Rating: N/A
Keyboard dock bundled with tablet
Full-sized USB ports on tablet component
Lack of portability
Odd docking style with keyboard
Low level of usability of Windows 7 on tablet form factor
|Operating system||Windows 7 Home Premium|
|Processor||AMD C-50 1GHz dual-core processor|
|Display||10.1-inch LED-backlit TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen / 1280 x 800 pixels|
|Camera||1.3-megapixel rear and front facing cameras|
|Video Support||MPEG4 / H.263 / H.264 / MMV|
|Audio Support||MP3 / WMA / AMR / OGG / AAC / AAC+ / WAV|
|I/O Ports||2-in-1 card reader / 2 x USB 2.0 / HDMI|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 3.0 +HS / Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Dimensions||275 x 190 x 15.95mm|
Dr.Vijay28 Aug 2012, 22:21
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_H12 Sep 2011, 22:44
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.
skatescooter25 Aug 2011, 16:59
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.