Unboxing: ACER ICONIA A500 10.1″ Android 3.0 Tablet

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6 Apr, 2011 8:31 pm

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The ACER Iconia Tab A500 has a dual core Nvidia Tegra 250 Cortex A9 processor inside with a low power GeForce GPU to handle the graphics on the A500. The 10.1in capacitive mutli-touch WXGA display has a resolution of 1280 x 800 with a contrast ratio of 1,500:1 to enjoy Full HD 1080p playback and via a HDMI port you can display images and video on a larger screen. Aluminum casing adds a sense of quality to the device though it also added to the weight with the Wi-Fi only model weighing in at 700g with the 3G + Wi-Fi model tipping the scales at 730g. The Iconia Tab A500 measures 260 x 177 x 13.3 mm.


It has a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera and front-facing 2 megapixel camera for video calling. It has Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, micro USB and either 16GB or 32GB of in-built storage. The one thing which could set the Iconia Tab A500 apart is clear.fi, which is a media sharing system that enables you to seamlessly sync and share your content across a variety of different devices. We’ll be sure to spend some time playing with this app and let you know how useful we find it.

It is currently available for pre-order (in the UK) with the device to be delivered on April 20th. You can spot it, along with the W500 over at Amazon.co.uk.

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