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Acer Aspire ICONIA TAB A500 10.1 inch LED Tablet (nVidia Tegra 250 Dual cortex A9, 1GB RAM, 32GB HDD, Bluetooth, Wireless, Android v3.0 Honeycomb)

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  • nVidia Tegra 250 Dual cortex A9 Processor
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, eMMC 32GB Hard Drive
  • 802.11b/g + Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®
  • Micro SD Cardreader up to 32GB
  • Bluetooth:2.1 + EDR
  • Android v3.0 Honeycomb
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Technical Details
BrandAcer
Item Weight5 g
Product Dimensions42.6 x 32.6 x 23.8 cm
Item model numberXE.H6LEN.005
ColorWI-FI ONLY
Screen Size10.1 inches
Processor TypeTegra
RAM Size1 GB
Hard Drive Size32 GB
Connectivity TypeWiFi
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Operating SystemAndroid 3.0
  
Additional Information
ASINB004SHER1Y
Best Sellers Rank 38,046 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight699 g
Date First Available16 Mar 2011
  
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Product Description

The ICONIA TAB A500 runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb
Running Google's Android 3.0 operating system, the ICONIA TAB A500 also has a redesigned, intuitive UI. Click here to see a larger image.

ICONIA TAB A500 - Total Touch

Find a new way to express yourself with the Acer ICONIA TAB A500. This 10.1-inch tablet is designed to maximise content enjoyment, providing the same rich multimedia, gaming and Web experience you can enjoy on your home PC with the added user-friendliness of multi-touch technology. Packed with the latest mobile technology and touch-control innovation, you'll find the way you live your online life changed forever.

Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Sleek, smart and full of innovative features, the ICONIA Tab A500 is be equipped with the latest, highly intuitive Google Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" operating system, the new version of the Android platform specifically optimised for tablets. This has been combined with a customised Acer user interface (UI) to reach a whole new level of interactivity. With its completely redesigned home page you'll find all the resources are now at your fingertips, grouped by usage type for extra convenience. Choose between the Game zone, eReading, Multimedia, Social Network, and clear.fi, and enjoy all the A500 tablet has to offer.

Rich Multimedia Display

Designed for rich multimedia entertainment, this tablet comes with a high resolution, high colour contrast 10.1" display with wide viewing angle providing higher colour accuracy for better visuals from different perspective, allowing users to play or share HD video with friends on the go. Perfect for displaying 720p premium video and enhanced photo browsing, you'll find the multi-touch display both crystal clear and amazingly intuitive - you'll be amazed at how simple it is to navigate the 3D photo browser with simple gestures, and how good your pictures look on the A500.

With the built-in HDMI port, you can share 1080p video and images on a large-screen HDTV
With the built-in HDMI port, you can share 1080p video and images on a large-screen HDTV.

HDMI with HDCP Support

Want to share what's on your screen with friends and family? No problem - the HDMI interface supports exceptional high-definition viewing on a full range of peripherals. Perfect for connecting to a big-screen HDTV, plugging a HDMI cable into your tablet allows the transmission of both audio and high-definition video, up to a 1080p resolution. You'll find lots of compatible HDMI devices are now available, or already in your home, so the ICONIA TAB will fit perfectly into your digital life.

Subtle Sophistication

The 10.1" full capacitive multi-touch screen ensures a great on-screen experience from every angle. The aluminium casing provides a cool look and feel, while its high gloss finish anodising is decorated with laser engraved textures, demonstrating subtle sophistication. And despite being just 13.3mm thick, it's powerful enough to provide fun and productivity in any location.

Games on the Go

One of the tablet's most impressive features is its ability to run and play premium HD arcade games and complex online 3D games, thanks to the multi-touch screen and gyro meter, which guarantees an entertainment experience on par with a games console (PS2 equivalent). One of the first mobile devices to allow you to play online 3D games, you'll find a wide range of high-intensity and more casual games to choose from, both preloaded and downloadable.

The 8+ point multi-touch screen provides an enhanced experience whatever your style of play, and you'll gain access to greater, more intuitive control with the included gyro meter which delivers your movements directly into the game.

Dolby Mobile Sound

Dolby Mobile brings the excitement of live performance and state-of-the-art movie theatres to the ICONIA TAB A500. With Dolby Mobile, you can enjoy the kind of full-body surround sound experience that you know from the cinema and the concert hall--anytime, anywhere. No longer will you feel like you're watching a movie at arm's length on your tablet. Dolby Mobile plunges you into the action with extended bass response, adding depth that you can feel to the music, and enhanced high frequencies so you can hear every detail.

Read, play games, or enjoy music and videos - with the A500 your digital life is easy, however you choose to live it
Read, play games, or enjoy music and videos - with the A500 your digital life is easy, however you choose to live it. Click here to see a larger image.

Relaxing Reading

Whatever your choice of material, you'll find the Acer ICONIA TAB A500 the perfect reading partner. As well as eBooks that can be downloaded from vendors such as Amazon's Kindle store, you'll also find a great range of the best UK magazines available via Zinio, giving you the full-colour reading experience you'd find in the paper version, but on your tablet's high-definition screen.

eReading on the A500 also means the utmost convenience. Create and manage your own virtual bookshelf so you'll always have enough reading options wherever you end up.

Dual Cameras for Live Social Networking

With the built-in 5MP/2MP rear/front HD cameras on the ICONIA A500, you'll find capturing live web chats over Skype as simple as capturing high-quality photos and video for upload to Facebook. The rear-facing camera, with a 1280 x 800 resolution, also includes auto-focus and a flash for clear, sharp images whatever the lighting situation. With this tablet, you can always be connected to your social networks - it's easy to find public Wi-Fi hotspots or use the optional 3G to tweet and update whilst you're on the move.

NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core Processor

The Acer ICONIA TAB A500 is equipped with the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2, the first mobile dual core CPU, that delivers up to two-times faster browsing, for the best web experience ever. You'll also be able to experience amazing graphics, for optimised HD viewing, 3D and console-quality gaming, and multimedia playback anywhere thanks to the ultra-low power (ULP) NVIDIA GeForce GPU with Flash 10.1 support. The A500 also includes 1GB of DDR2 RAM to help you get the best possible performance, every time.

Easy Connectivity

The ICONIA TAB A500 features multiple connectivity options, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 - great for connecting to other mobile devices or compatible peripherals. By making it easy to keep connected, you'll be able to maximise your mobile experience and keep you in touch with all the people you care about.

An expansion slot allows you to insert MicroSD memory cards into your tablet. This allows you to expand your storage space and transfer files between mobile devices easily. And, with the slot compatible with SDHC cards up to 32GB in size, you'll be able to take it all with you on the ICONIA TAB A500.

With Acer clear.fi, it's easy to stream ansd share music, video and more across different devices.
With Acer clear.fi, it's easy to stream and share music, video and more across different devices. Click here to see a larger image.

Acer clear.fi Cross-platform Multimedia Sharing

Ever wish it were easy to share your music, photos and movies between multiple devices, or even to share them with your friends on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube? Setting up a home server can be tricky, and who wants the hassle and expense of endlessly copying files to and from CDs, DVDs, and USB drives? With Acer clear.fi you can set your files free with the minimum of fuss.

Easy to set up, clear.fi takes the complication out of sharing. It will automatically detect new devices that have been connected, from PCs to smartphones, running Windows, Linux, or Android. From there it's easy to search devices for music, photos and videos within the home network, easy to share between devices. Thanks to clear.fi and the HDMI port your can stream and appreciate the multimedia stored on Acer ICONIA TAB A500 on any of the devices connected to your home network and clear.fi enabled.

Browse the Full Acer ICONIA Range

Want to get the most from your tablet? The ICONIA TAB A501 includes the same powerful touchscreen performance, but with built-in high-speed 3G for when you're away from a wireless hotspot. Or, for the ultimate touchscreen experience, try the Acer ICONIA, with dual, 14" multi-touch displays and powered by an Intel Core i5 processor. Fast, intuitive, and with a strikingly gorgeous design, you'll never look at a computer the same way again.

Manufacturer's Description

The ICONIA TAB A500 runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb
Running Google's Android 3.0 operating system, the ICONIA TAB A500 also has a redesigned, intuitive UI. Click here to see a larger image.

ICONIA TAB A500 - Total Touch

Find a new way to express yourself with the Acer ICONIA TAB A500. This 10.1-inch tablet is designed to maximise content enjoyment, providing the same rich multimedia, gaming and Web experience you can enjoy on your home PC with the added user-friendliness of multi-touch technology. Packed with the latest mobile technology and touch-control innovation, you'll find the way you live your online life changed forever.

Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Sleek, smart and full of innovative features, the ICONIA Tab A500 is be equipped with the latest, highly intuitive Google Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" operating system, the new version of the Android platform specifically optimised for tablets. This has been combined with a customised Acer user interface (UI) to reach a whole new level of interactivity. With its completely redesigned home page you'll find all the resources are now at your fingertips, grouped by usage type for extra convenience. Choose between the Game zone, eReading, Multimedia, Social Network, and clear.fi, and enjoy all the A500 tablet has to offer.

Rich Multimedia Display

Designed for rich multimedia entertainment, this tablet comes with a high resolution, high colour contrast 10.1" display with wide viewing angle providing higher colour accuracy for better visuals from different perspective, allowing users to play or share HD video with friends on the go. Perfect for displaying 720p premium video and enhanced photo browsing, you'll find the multi-touch display both crystal clear and amazingly intuitive - you'll be amazed at how simple it is to navigate the 3D photo browser with simple gestures, and how good your pictures look on the A500.

With the built-in HDMI port, you can share 1080p video and images on a large-screen HDTV
With the built-in HDMI port, you can share 1080p video and images on a large-screen HDTV.

HDMI with HDCP Support

Want to share what's on your screen with friends and family? No problem - the HDMI interface supports exceptional high-definition viewing on a full range of peripherals. Perfect for connecting to a big-screen HDTV, plugging a HDMI cable into your tablet allows the transmission of both audio and high-definition video, up to a 1080p resolution. You'll find lots of compatible HDMI devices are now available, or already in your home, so the ICONIA TAB will fit perfectly into your digital life.

Subtle Sophistication

The 10.1" full capacitive multi-touch screen ensures a great on-screen experience from every angle. The aluminium casing provides a cool look and feel, while its high gloss finish anodising is decorated with laser engraved textures, demonstrating subtle sophistication. And despite being just 13.3mm thick, it's powerful enough to provide fun and productivity in any location.

Games on the Go

One of the tablet's most impressive features is its ability to run and play premium HD arcade games and complex online 3D games, thanks to the multi-touch screen and gyro meter, which guarantees an entertainment experience on par with a games console (PS2 equivalent). One of the first mobile devices to allow you to play online 3D games, you'll find a wide range of high-intensity and more casual games to choose from, both preloaded and downloadable.

The 8+ point multi-touch screen provides an enhanced experience whatever your style of play, and you'll gain access to greater, more intuitive control with the included gyro meter which delivers your movements directly into the game.

Dolby Mobile Sound

Dolby Mobile brings the excitement of live performance and state-of-the-art movie theatres to the ICONIA TAB A500. With Dolby Mobile, you can enjoy the kind of full-body surround sound experience that you know from the cinema and the concert hall--anytime, anywhere. No longer will you feel like you're watching a movie at arm's length on your tablet. Dolby Mobile plunges you into the action with extended bass response, adding depth that you can feel to the music, and enhanced high frequencies so you can hear every detail.

Read, play games, or enjoy music and videos - with the A500 your digital life is easy, however you choose to live it
Read, play games, or enjoy music and videos - with the A500 your digital life is easy, however you choose to live it. Click here to see a larger image.

Relaxing Reading

Whatever your choice of material, you'll find the Acer ICONIA TAB A500 the perfect reading partner. As well as eBooks that can be downloaded from vendors such as Amazon's Kindle store, you'll also find a great range of the best UK magazines available via Zinio, giving you the full-colour reading experience you'd find in the paper version, but on your tablet's high-definition screen.

eReading on the A500 also means the utmost convenience. Create and manage your own virtual bookshelf so you'll always have enough reading options wherever you end up.

Dual Cameras for Live Social Networking

With the built-in 5MP/2MP rear/front HD cameras on the ICONIA A500, you'll find capturing live web chats over Skype as simple as capturing high-quality photos and video for upload to Facebook. The rear-facing camera, with a 1280 x 800 resolution, also includes auto-focus and a flash for clear, sharp images whatever the lighting situation. With this tablet, you can always be connected to your social networks - it's easy to find public Wi-Fi hotspots or use the optional 3G to tweet and update whilst you're on the move.

NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core Processor

The Acer ICONIA TAB A500 is equipped with the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2, the first mobile dual core CPU, that delivers up to two-times faster browsing, for the best web experience ever. You'll also be able to experience amazing graphics, for optimised HD viewing, 3D and console-quality gaming, and multimedia playback anywhere thanks to the ultra-low power (ULP) NVIDIA GeForce GPU with Flash 10.1 support. The A500 also includes 1GB of DDR2 RAM to help you get the best possible performance, every time.

Easy Connectivity

The ICONIA TAB A500 features multiple connectivity options, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 - great for connecting to other mobile devices or compatible peripherals. By making it easy to keep connected, you'll be able to maximise your mobile experience and keep you in touch with all the people you care about.

An expansion slot allows you to insert MicroSD memory cards into your tablet. This allows you to expand your storage space and transfer files between mobile devices easily. And, with the slot compatible with SDHC cards up to 32GB in size, you'll be able to take it all with you on the ICONIA TAB A500.

With Acer clear.fi, it's easy to stream ansd share music, video and more across different devices.
With Acer clear.fi, it's easy to stream and share music, video and more across different devices. Click here to see a larger image.

Acer clear.fi Cross-platform Multimedia Sharing

Ever wish it were easy to share your music, photos and movies between multiple devices, or even to share them with your friends on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube? Setting up a home server can be tricky, and who wants the hassle and expense of endlessly copying files to and from CDs, DVDs, and USB drives? With Acer clear.fi you can set your files free with the minimum of fuss.

Easy to set up, clear.fi takes the complication out of sharing. It will automatically detect new devices that have been connected, from PCs to smartphones, running Windows, Linux, or Android. From there it's easy to search devices for music, photos and videos within the home network, easy to share between devices. Thanks to clear.fi and the HDMI port your can stream and appreciate the multimedia stored on Acer ICONIA TAB A500 on any of the devices connected to your home network and clear.fi enabled.

Browse the Full Acer ICONIA Range

Want to get the most from your tablet? The ICONIA TAB A501 includes the same powerful touchscreen performance, but with built-in high-speed 3G for when you're away from a wireless hotspot. Or, for the ultimate touchscreen experience, try the Acer ICONIA, with dual, 14" multi-touch displays and powered by an Intel Core i5 processor. Fast, intuitive, and with a strikingly gorgeous design, you'll never look at a computer the same way again.



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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
274 of 277 people found the following review helpful
Colour Name:WI-FI ONLY
This is a great device - not perfect but really very enjoyable to use - and something you feel good owning. I'd be more than happy to recommend it against any of the current or upcoming crop of £400.00 + 10 inch screen Android or Apple tablet computers. If you aren't too clear on what the options are the iPad 2 = Apple - whilst pretty much everyone else = Android ... Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Asus TF101.

Overall though - I'd be surprised if you developed iPad envy and I don't think you'd be unhappy with this sat next to your friend and their iPad 2! If you're willing to play around a little this to get used to it - this will give you as nice a user experience as the iPad but with much more flexibility - imho.

This device uses Android 3.0 which is Google's current big project and it works really nicely. In fact the nicest thing you can say is that I haven't really noticed what operating system I am using. Ease of use has been the main selling point of the Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad devices - and it is really refreshing that the competition has caught up. Yay!

Bear in mind that although you'll find Android 2.2 and 2.3 tablet computers available for a cheaper price - steer clear of them if you have the option - as they won't be quite so nice to use because those versions are designed for use on mobile phones whilst 3.0 aka Honeycomb is designed to be used on tablet computers. If you really want to save some cash and get a slightly older product - I'd recommend the original Samsung Galaxy Tab which was released less than a year ago - operates on Android 2.2 I think - and is now going for about £300.00.

One good example of how nice it is to use this is when you are browsing the net.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ace 22 May 2011
Colour Name:WI-FI ONLY
I was fortunate enough to be able to pick one of these up in the US for considerably less than the UK price (although it only has a 16gb hd). After a couple of weeks I can safely say that it is as good as I had hoped, and I am glad that I waited for this rather than going for one of the earlier tabs from Samsung, Archos etc.

As far as the hardware goes, it is a very well put-together product. It feels solid and sturdy, but is nicely balanced and not too awkward to hold for long periods (although I will definitely get a case with stand at some point).

The screen is excellent - I tend to have the brightness down low to conserve the battery, and even then it is clear and sharp. 10.1" is ideal for games and internet use, and ebooks look good.

Having USB and other connections is a real plus. Loading music and photographs is easy.

Music playback with Dolby is a nice touch, and the in-built speakers are good.

It's nice to have cameras on it for video calling (but see below), but I certainly wouldn't buy one of these for the quality of the photos.

Wi-fi reception is fine and bluetooth is still useful to have as well.

On to the software. The first couple of weeks haven't been entirely glitch-free, but one spontaneous restart and a few apps hanging are, I believe, more to do with the platform and the relative newness of the apps. Certainly, whilst Honeycomb and the apps (both in terms of range and performance of apps) are to some extent a work in progress, the general experience is smooth and fun. Having so many options can be slightly confusing (which app is best for photos/music/etc.), but with time and some experimenting this is easily sorted.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Acer Iconia A500 Android Tablet - Honeycomb 3.0 30 May 2011
Colour Name:WI-FI ONLY
I was interested in a tablet to replace my netbook for browsing and playing games - but something I could hold, not have to rest on my lap.
Not being an apple-fan and already having android on my HTC Desire, I was really interested in either the Acer A500 or the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. Both machines have similar specs in terms of hardware, processor and operating system (Android 3.0).
The Asus has an additional keyboard but this seemed to be a feature that seemed like a great way to differentiate from other tablets but almost seemed superfluous, apart from providing additional battery life.

Anyway, the Acer came as a TSV on QVC last weekend and, given the supply issues on the Transformer, I decided to go for it.
After a few days I've got to say overall that I'm quite impressed.
Android 3.0 needs to refresh and hopefully 3.1 will be delivered OTA in a few weeks - this update may lead to 5 stars.

As for the tablet itself, I can't compete with Captain Zoom's great review.
The screen is great and bright, if a little glossy and very reflective.
The transition between the 5 home screens is smooth and apps appear quickly when pressed. Web pages are quick to load and there's no lag when scrolling on even quite media-heavy sites. Flash and Youtube work great on full screen, even with HD content.

Over the Bank Holiday weekend I've transferred about 20GB of media, downloaded 10s of apps, streamed dozens of youtube videos and browsed for hours. Overall I'm getting around 7 1/2 hours of usage on a charge and it's taking about 1 1/2 hours to re-charge.
I've transferred from an external USB drive and via wifi and have not had any issues yet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Acer Tab A500
Owned quiet a few tablets , the Acer iconia A500 is by far the best iv owned . Thank you
Published 5 months ago by Steve
4.0 out of 5 stars i like it
I like it, but i didn't get a charger. And OS android, It isn't good for this tablet. It is very good tablet.
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Published 10 months ago by Paul stafford
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I have two of these and thay are great . It just works !! for attaching stuff .
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Published 10 months ago by bill c
5.0 out of 5 stars Exellent!!
Got this tablet at half price. It was the last one, so I was lucky. Very fast delivery and well protected, so would recommend seller. Read more
Published 11 months ago by dylan1966
5.0 out of 5 stars Apples are not the only fruit!
Every once in a while you umm and arrh before committing to a purchase then a month later you get buyer's remorse. Glad to report this simply was not the case in this instance. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Sir Kev
5.0 out of 5 stars tablet
this tablet is fantastic, it is very easy to use and very versatile. the picture on it is very clear and the sound is good.
Published 15 months ago by jjj
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Its just brilliant for the price and its stylish, really recommend it for any one thinking of buying it! :)
Published 21 months ago by williams6302
5.0 out of 5 stars first tablet great choice
After pondering the pros and cons I decided to get this tablet 2nd hand from a store. Traded some unused hardware and £25 cash (£225 for wifi 32gb) was boxed. Read more
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