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Acer Iconia A500- NVIDIA Tegra 250 Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablet 10IN MVA 1GB 32GB SSD BT WLAN 8HR


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60201
   Shipping Weight:   3 lbs
   Part #: XE.H6LPN.003

Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

Smaller than a magazine, the ICONIA TAB A Series sports a 10.1" widescreen display with customizable folders that open new possibilities for interaction. It runs on the new tablet-tailored Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system, weighs just 1.7 lbs. and is 0.52" thin, so it's easy to use and great for carrying. Enjoy a whole new touch experience!

Strikingly powerful

Encased in the smooth and handsome aluminum unibody chassis is an NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 dual-core mobile processor and GeForce® GPU, putting striking power and graphics in your hands, while ample RAM enables fast multitasking. The multitouch screen and fluid interface make using this tablet a breeze. And use it your way: Hold the ICONIA TAB in any direction and it'll auto-rotate to your perspective. Use it for a long time too, with up to 8 hours of HD video playback.

Quick Specs:
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Package Contents
  • ICONIA TAB A500 Picasso Tablet Computer
  • Lithium Polymer Battery
  • AC Adapter
Cache 1 MB
Number of Cells 2-cell
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Standard Memory 1 GB
Weight (Approximate) 1.69 lb
Color Silver
Operating System Android
Form Factor Slate
Processor Speed 1 GHz
Processor Type Tegra 2
Screen Size 10.1"
Screen Mode WXGA
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Card Supported microSD microSD High Capacity (microSDHC)
Processor Model 250
Height 0.5"
Width 7"
Depth 10.2"
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS WEEE
Memory Card Reader Yes
Flash Memory Capacity 32 GB
Battery Capacity 3260 mAh
Touchscreen Yes
Processor Manufacturer NVIDIA
Bluetooth Yes
Wireless LAN Yes
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 1
Multi-touch Screen Yes
Front Camera/Webcam Yes
Rear Camera Yes
Operating System Platform Android
Total Number of Micro USB Ports 1
ProductId1019598557


Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Battery Information  
     Battery Capacity: 3260 mAh
     Battery Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
     Battery Energy: 24.10 Wh
     Number of Cells: 2-cell
Built-in Devices  
     Front Camera/Webcam: Yes
     Microphone: Yes
     Rear Camera: Yes
     Speakers: Yes
Display & Graphics  
     Aspect Ratio: 16:10
     Display Screen Type: Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
     Multi-touch Screen: Yes
     Screen Mode: WXGA
     Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800
     Screen Size: 10.1"
     Touchscreen: Yes
General Information  
     Brand Name: Acer
     Manufacturer: Acer, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: XE.H6LPN.003
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.acer.ca
     Product Line: ICONIA TAB
     Product Model: A500
     Product Name: ICONIA TAB A500 Picasso Tablet Computer
     Product Series: A
     Product Type: Tablet
Input Devices  
     Keyboard: No
Interfaces/Ports  
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     HDMI: Yes
     Modem (RJ-11): No
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 1
     Total Number of Micro USB Ports: 1
     Total Number of USB Ports: 1
Memory  
     Memory Card Reader: Yes
     Memory Card Supported: microSD
microSD High Capacity (microSDHC)
     Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
     Standard Memory: 1 GB
Miscellaneous  
     Additional Information:

Wireless LAN: Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/n


     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
WEEE
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • ICONIA TAB A500 Picasso Tablet Computer
  • Lithium Polymer Battery
  • AC Adapter

Network & Communication  
     Bluetooth: Yes
     Bluetooth Standard: Bluetooth 2.1
     Modem: No
     Wireless LAN: Yes
     Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Silver
     Depth: 10.2" (260 mm)
     Form Factor: Slate
     Height: 0.5" (13.3 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 765 g
     Width: 7" (177 mm)
Power Description  
     Input Voltage: 110 V AC
220 V AC
     Maximum Power Supply Wattage: 18 W
Processor & Chipset  
     Cache: 1 MB
     Processor Core: Dual-core (2 Core)
     Processor Manufacturer: NVIDIA
     Processor Model: 250
     Processor Speed: 1 GHz
     Processor Type: Tegra 2
Software  
     Operating System: Android
     Operating System Platform: Android
Storage  
     Flash Memory Capacity: 32 GB

Customer Reviews of (Acer XE.H6LPN.003)

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Mark Antoine_D
06/07/12
Experience: 1 Years
Pros
Half the price of an iPad
Cons
Updates are coming in slow
Summary
It has a better screen than the iPad 2 and it costs half the price. It has a USB port and a SD slot to add memory. It's responsive... except for some pdfs which seam to be slower than on an iPad no matter what program I install..

dli21
07/19/11
Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
-Sturdy Construction
-Standard USB port
-Fast Speed
Cons
-Not as fluid as an Ipad
-Some Android-related bugs
-Slightly heavier than competitors
Summary
Very pleased with this tablet. It has a very bright screen, fast speed and overall good responsiveness, not as good as ipads, but more than acceptable. Still waiting for OTA Android 3.1 update.

Garry_K
06/27/11
Experience: 30 Days
Pros
sleek, quick and very capable
Cons
a bit heavy
more tablet specific apps still needed but plenty of good apps anyway
Summary
very good tablet which suits applications that fit the screen size such as reading magazines, games etc.

GSR
06/13/11
Experience: 1 Months
Pros
- Light
- Fast
- Hasn't scratched yet
- USB port is very handy
- Impressive screen
- Great for gaming
Cons
- Camera gives low quality shots regardless of lighting or other conditions.
- Everything slows down when it gets hot
- Unintuitive file system
- Very short charging cable
Summary
Loaded up with the right software, this tablet is a great machine. I decided on this over the Xoom because of the lower price point, identical specs and of course the USB port - you have no idea how handy it is until you need to transfer a file onto someone's flash drive and don't have any other devices. I recommend putting File Expert on it as this has worked flawlessly for me with network transfers and transfers using the USB port.

Honeycomb, market and some other apps crash randomly but they recover quickly and I just remind myself that it's still a new OS.

I find the volume and power keys to be in handy positions (despite all of the reviews I read saying they were difficult to use). Unfortunately the rotation lock switch can be difficult to move unless you can get it from just the right angle. I also feel the dock connector is a dust magnet and should've come with some kind of filler piece to keep it smooth and clean.

For some reason Acer only included a 2ft charging cable, so unless you have a low table or high outlets you will have to use a power bar - this alone takes away from the great image of the tablet.

Battery life is impressive as long as you keep the screen brightness on auto and turn it off whenever it's not being used. It has lasted me two days of fairly constant use. I even tried running down the battery by running BMW films back-to-back, but after half an hour it was only down 8%...

Overall I'm happy with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone looking for a well priced tablet. Unfortunately since it's so new it's hard to find decent accessories for it. Hopefully this will change soon.

Steven_C
06/02/11
Experience: 1 Days
Pros
Affordable, cheap and worth the money
Cons
None
Summary
Truely one of the fastest tablet. Worth the cash. Although, I bought it from another source.

sung min_p
06/01/11
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Does everything I need. Movies, web browsing, music, games, online stream videos.
Cons
sometimes freezes and need a power-cycle
Summary
I originally wanted to get the Asus Transformer tablet, but got this one instead. I didn't really expect much from it as I was disappointed that it wasn't a transformer (gotta love the name), but I was surprised. It did everything I wanted to do. Watch TV shows online, browse the web, music, camera, games, etc. It has pretty cool games/apps too. I like how the "home page" is customizable so it looks pretty

I'm not really a techy kind of a guy but I really love this tablet. It plays HD YouTube videos flawlessly and doesn't get choppy at all. My friend got the Transformer and complained about frames skipping when watching HD YouTube videos and he is going to return it and buy this one instead.

I was at first worried about the battery life as it's ~1 hour less than ipad2 ... but as I keep on using it, I really could care less if it was 6.5 hours or 8 hours. I just know it lasts a pretty damn long time for me watch few movies with it before charging it again.

The best thing I like about this is that it has the rotation lock feature. I always hated browsers or skype rotating around when I'm lying on my bed (with iPhone). This one has a lock feature so it doesn't switch back and forth.

Pieter_W
05/27/11
Experience: 12 Days
Pros
Extended functionality out of the box unlike the Xoom. Micro SDHC works out of the box. Full USB port on unit that works with all Fat 32 formatted drives/sticks.
Cons
Accessories were not released simultaneously so protective cases etc are a bit hard to find but getting better. Also small selection of Honeycomb apps at the moment although growing.
Summary
Fantastic Honeycomb tablet option with a lot of bang for the buck right out of the box unlike the Xoom. Full USB port and working Micro SDHC slot!

goldfish
05/15/11
Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
Great screen, lots of memory. Awesome dual core processor.
Cons
No 3g, but I didn't care about that. Uses a micro hdmi connector instead of the much more common mini hdmi. Uses MTP for transferring files instead of showing up as a usb storage device.
Summary
Really happy with this tablet. Runs the new Android Honeycomb really well and it's stable. Weighted and shaped for comfortable use. The MTP file transfer is kind of annoying as a linux user. It should show up as a regular usb storage device.

Scaotclysm
05/15/11
Experience: 2 Days
Pros
Fast, good display, good sound USB keyboard support.
Cons
Cameras are not great (I do not really care about camera, it's a tablet), screen will wake itself for 2-3 seconds every hour. Android 3 could use a little polish.
Summary
Happy with this device so far. Was a little disappointed it was $50 more than in the US, but then saw it is 32 gb instead of 16 so fair enough.

The A500 is fast and feels well built. I read some reviews before buying this that said it it thicker and heavier than the other android 3 tabs. I tried the Xoom and the iPad one at bestbuy side by side with the A500, once holding them you can't really notice much if any diffrence.

Between the xoom wifi and this I couldn't find any reason for that to be $100 more.

The cameras on the device are not great for picture quality, you can see sample pictures in online reviews. I do not really mind because I can't see myself taking many pictures with a 10 inch tablet computer.

For tiny speakers they pump out fairly loud sound, no real bass though but exceeded expectations. Through headphones it sounds great (same song and heppearbuds sound better than on my HTC Desire).

There is a bug where the devices screen will wake itself up for about a second or two each hour, I have read online many others having this issue, seems to be a bug.

Wifi keeps a good connection even when set to sleep/wake on screen power, files seem to transfer pretty fast transferring files over wifi.

Programs open and run fast. Honeycomb of course runs exactly the same as on the xoom that I was testing at the same time as this.

Micro SD works as it should. 3 out of 3 USB flash drives (kingstong and Lexar) worked fine. I tried the only USB keyboard I had kicking around and it kicked in and worked fine by the time i opened the email app.

Battery life seems fine. I am at 19% right now, had alot of heavy usage most of the day yesterday. None of my other mobile devices last close to this long.

Would buy again.

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URL: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Asus-Transformer-Eee-Pad-TF101-vs-
Comment: Review Asus Transformer Eee Pad TF101 vs. Acer Iconia A500 vs. Motorola Xoom vs. Apple iPad 2
Posted by: limen @09/12/11
URL: http://www.marketnews.ca/Reviews/Hands-onReview:AcerIconiaTabA500.html
Comment: Hands-on Review of the Acer Iconia Tab A500
Posted by: Greg * NCIX.com @07/08/11
URL: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4454/acer-iconia-tab-a500
Comment: The A500 was the second Honeycomb tablet to go on sale, and is one of four on the market at present, all of which are very similar.
Posted by: Ferris Bueller @06/27/11
URL: http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/hands-on-acer-iconia-ta
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Posted by: Michael_W @05/13/11
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