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Acer Iconia Tab A500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Acer Iconia Tab A500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and price. The durability and portability also get good feedback. The reliability and battery get mixed views, and some have doubts about the design and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Iconia Tab A500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : JoannaStern (

Acer Iconia Tab A500 review


Whether it likes it or not, Acer's got a reputation in the consumer electronics business: its computers are rarely the most well made, but they're always the most affordable on shelves. It's...

Crisp, bright display ; Commendable Dolby sound quality ; Costs less than $500

Less battery life than other tablets ; Mediocre camera quality ; Slightly thicker than other Honeycomb tablets

If you have your heart set on a Google-powered tablet, the Iconia blends quality and affordability

Apr, 2011

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Acer Iconia Tab A500


The tablet's front is pleasingly minimal—there are no logos or buttons, only the 10.1-inch, 1280-by-800 LCD, and a small dot on the upper left side for the front-facing camera. The screen is just slightly higher than 720p resolution, but the...

Inexpensive. Zippy Tegra 2 processor. High-res screen. Solid connectivity options with USB, HDMI ports. Good media-specific apps and functions

Comparatively large and heavy. No 3G or 4G options. Front-facing camera isn't optimally angled. Honeycomb isn't yet a mature app platform

Acer's Honeycomb tablet, the Iconia Tab A500, has similar strengths and weaknesses to its direct competitors, but its $450 price is easier to swallow than some others.

Expert review by : Tobias Winkler (

Review Acer Iconia Tab A500 Tablet/MID


Honeycomb Alternative! Acer's tablet presence has so far been fairly restrained, but is beginning to gain more and more traction with every new model. The Iconia Tab A500 offers an Nvidia Tegra 250 multi-core CPU/GPU, 32 GB of memory, a high resolution...

Quiet operation ; Bright high contrast display ; Good case quality ; HDMI ; Docking station ; Relatively good battery life

Reflective display surface ; (up until now no UMTS available) ; Too small distance between USB ports ; Micro connectors require special cable ; MicroSD card slot difficult to reach

That Acer has only provided few functions for the A500 docking station

May, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

ACER Iconia Tab A500 Review


Welcome to the newest Android tablet on the block, Acer's Iconia Tab A500. This is an Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, that being a version of the Google mobile operating system made specifically for tablets, and it's got a big fat 10.1-inch screen. In...

This is a tablet that you’re going to decide on purchasing based on your love for the brand Acer, your love for the unique light aluminum back end, or your dislike of the rest of the Android tablets on the market. If I only owned this tablet and an...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

Acer ICONIA TAB A500 Review


Are you curious about all the fanfare surrounding Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets, but you're seemingly hesitant about picking one up since the current selections are just too exorbitantly priced for you? Well, you might find the Acer ICONIA TAB A500...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Jason Saundalkar (

Acer Iconia Tab A500


Acer's A500 is a gem of a tablet that boasts a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of memory, 32GB of internal storage and a large 10.1-inch screen

The A500 is a handsome device that is aggressively priced and delivers on almost every front. It's definitely worth a look.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Taimoor Hafeez (

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Review


One of the better Android tablets in the market?

Feels very snappy, USB interface can allow for easy browsing of photos & songs, Impressive build quality

Many apps not working in this region, USB implementation handicapped, Colors looked washed out on screen, Too many multimedia browsing apps

The top of the Iconia Tab houses the 3.5mm audio jack, as well as the mini-HDMI out port. The right side houses the volume control buttons, the screen orientation lock (sorely missing from the Xoom) and the microSD expansion slot. Interestingly, our...

May, 2011

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Acer Iconia Tab A500 Live Videos, Testing Notes


Thanks to everyone (350+ people) that dropped in on the live session with the Acer Iconia Tab A500 last night. I have to say that there's no better way than to spend a focused 3 hours testing a new device than with a camera and knowledgeable audience!...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Chippy (

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Live, Open Review


Update: The session is complete and the live videos and notes are now available here. Honeycomb tablets are starting to filter-in so naturally, I need a permanent device to test upgrades and new applications with. There are three models available in...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

ACER Iconia Tab A500 Review


Welcome to the next big fat item on our list of the Honeycomb wave. This is the ACER Iconia Tab A500 Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. Inside you'll find what's basically an untouched version of Google's tablet-optimized mobile operating system with a few...

Apr, 2011

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