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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Speakers I can actually hear!

    Posted .

    This is the first time in twenty years I've purchased a first generation technology product. I work in IT and my job involves large systems that I need to make work. Well, when I come home, I just want my tech to work - and cost effectivly at at that. The Acer Iconia A500 does that. For example, no boot up time if I want to check my emails in the morning using the included email app (Great!).. The tablet sits on my nightstand and before I roll out of bed I grab the tablet, plug in my secret id, check my work and personal emails, check my work and personal calendar, set it down and know what's coming my way for the day. No heaviness, quick, and fabulous. Also, having the normal-sized USB port is HUGE and a cost-saver. Sure, you can go bluetooth or buy some silly add-on dock that's also a keyboard and offers 2 USB ports for $150. Instead you can use a cheap wired or even wireless USB keyboard on this sucker. I'm typing out this review with a $15 logitech K360 USB wireless keyboard right now and it's working flawlessly. Same goes for usng a USB wireless mouse. Finally, that USB also comes in handy moving files from my USB 8Gb Flash drive. Awesome! Tangled upconverted to 720p looks great! And did I mention the sound? Two speakers with great separation and dolby enhanced sound make Tangled's Mandy Moor sound great considering the small footprint the drivers work with. In fact, these speakers can get quite loud and provide good separation. I looked at the ASUS and from a cost and functionality perspective it's really not competitive if you only occassionally need a portable keyboard and full-size USB port. To get the same functionality as the A500 on the ASUS you need to buy the dock for $150 more. Instead, save yourself that amount, buy the A500, be green and re-use an old wired or wireless USB keyboard, and bet happy you made the right decision. Besides, since when is comparing an Acer Iconia Tablet against and ASUS Transformer with a $150 add-on accessor and apples-to-apples comparison? It's not when the price difference is so much greater than the ACER. And finally , why only 4 stars? It doesn't play Netflix. At least not yet. Rats! Also, 1080p or 720p Youtube videos look STUNNING on the screen. I can only imagine what an 1080p Netflix flick would look like on this baby.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great AndroidTablet- Bravo Acer

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    I am very impressed with this tablet. Honeycomb 3.0 operating system, quick and responsive, good battery life, SD expandable memory (not with ipads!), customizable, feels sturdy, and crisp video playback. Love the fact you can use any Ebook format or retailer with an app. And it comes at a much lower price the its nearest competitor. I have had no problems with the WiFi range using a simple wireless G router. Check the Acer website and some updates are coming soon to add 1080 and other features. I really like having the usb port and HDMI among other features. This Tablet has got high reviews on every website I checked before my purchase( i like to do my homework first) and Acer should get a little more attention paid to this tablet is deserved. I am well satisfied with this tablet and it deserves the 5 stars

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice tablet for the price

    Posted .

    Have had this tablet for a couple of months now and my only complaint is that it doesn't handle 1080p video as well as the Xoom, but that's something I can live with since I don't use it for that very much. I was able to setup Acer Sync after a little bit of fiddling, so sending e-books to it was easy enough. I did root mine using GingerBreak, because I wanted to really see how much battery life I could squeeze out of it, and with doing my usual half speed when the screen is off, I can get two days of "sleep" out of it. I can get roughly 15 hours or so of on and off usage from it. Also one thing I love is the fact I can plug my thumb drive into it and it will let me transfer files that way as well. Handy for grabbing something on the go. Also if you add in Dropbox, that makes it easy to get files loaded at your computer before your even home, another plus. I also needed to charge my phone in a pinch the other day when the power failed, and the Iconia was able to do so! A very nice tablet overall, I download my podcasts to it, I use it to instant message, and I surf the web. I added the Origami stand because that also works with the Iconia, and I have the Apple Wireless Keyboard so it was a good fit :)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Android Tab for the Money

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    I've been on the search for a tab for a long time in the digital world (8 months) If you don't want to be part of the iworld ecosystem the Acer Tab is in my opinion the best choice for the money. I just simply don't get the hype of the XOOM and the Galaxy Tab 10.1. They have the same spec but I believe Acer offers more. SD card slot, USB port, I plug my keyboard and recognize it immediately, I plug USB memory sticks with no problem. I heard that 3.1 will support this, but my Acer tab with HC 3.0 already does. The camera is good, better than the ipad. Bettery life, let's say that I have not charged it in more than 24 hrs and there still more than 1/4 left. I would say that it tends to be a little bit on the heavier weight for a tab comparing with the ipad or Galaxy but it feels solid and of a quality construction. Acer promised 3.1 by the end of June beginning of July. I am just hoping to see more stability and more apps but we can't blame Acer for that. For the money there is no better Android tab than this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Overall Great Tablet

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    Yesterday, I was at best buy looking for the EEEPADTransformer which sold out before I awoke at 6 am CST. I was miffed, but they did have the Acer Iconia A500 which was my original choice before the marketing campaign of ASUS. So, I put down the $450+tax and walked away with a new tablet... The OS - yes it has some bloatware... every last android device I have owned has it. HTC Hero and Desire and my G1. (side note: I personally hated the Droid and loved the SenseUI. ) Ports: Standard USB , HDMI, MiniUsb (w/ cable for PC Sync) - Same cable as my Desire, Nook Color, Samsung Galaxy, 3mm Headphone Jack, MicroSD, Dock port (for a Dock I can't seem to find available in the US yet) There are a few quirks that threw me for a second. That is only because I have been using a rooted nook color running Cyanogen with ADW Launcher for 2-3 months as my Android Tablet. It was a matter of the buttons not being where I instinctively thought they should be and the absence of a home button that my finger keeps trying to go to. Without any mods, roots, etc. This tablet out of the box is 95% of what I was looking for. The purchase of a Motorola Bluetooth keyboard brought that up to 99%. The only thing lacking is support for Exchange Activesync under the native email application. That wasn't a deal breaker for me because I can load outlook via citrix if I really want to check my work email. Overall, this tablet has a great build and a good feature set out of the box. I found that 60% of the applications I was using before buying this tablet are now pointless under honeycomb which is great. I am not a big fan of app clutter, but I am a fan of a functional device.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great tablet

    Posted .

    I am very pleased with this tablet. Having a full USB port is a huge benefit and allows this tablet to be a viable alternative to my regular laptop PC when away from the office. While slightly heavier than the iPad/iPad2, it has a nice feel and I've not found the weight to be an issue. The availability and choice of Android app's is fine, although I have experienced quite a few "forced closes" (Android/Honeycomb issue, not Acer). Another nice feature is Flash support. Speed, overall performance, and responsiveness of touch screen is very good. Camera is excellent. Accessories such as cases and stands are available - look online or at Staples.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic tablet

    Posted .

    1. Great viewing angles 2. Fast and Responsive 3. has usb host will read usb thumb drive, usb hard drive (WD320GB) and usb keyboards 4. customizable home screens 5. GPS 6. Apps and widgets that are customized for Honeycomb are great 7.micro HDMI, micro usb, micro SD. Honeycomb (3.0.+) is a bit different from Froyo (2.2.+ ). If you use any android device the learning curve is short and cool. I have the HTC EVO4G, Viewsonic G-Tablet, Witstech A81-e and the Tmo G-1 and all work fine for their intended purpose but the A500 is just a pleasure to use and experience. If you are looking for an Android tablet (and don't want to wait a few months till the price drops) this is an outstanding choice. Was thinking about the Eee Pad but no usb host on tablet, only on dock. The only down side is the battery life. At work with wifi on, gps on and screen at full bright I only get about 6-7 hrs with heavy use (transportation industry). At home with wifi on, gps off and screen at 60% it will last all day.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The Tablet for Photographers

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    I was really waiting to for the HTC Flyer to come out to see if it could fit my needs, I thought the 7 inch form factor was going to work. Well the Flyer is slick but it is not good for field viewing of photographs from your DSLR. I had also been researching the A500 and read all the reviews and played with it a few times in the store. The A500 for me is the only Tab that fits the bill for photo viewing, with the full size USB that is powered so flash drives, card readers, and external HD's work the first time with no problems, it's the one. I have many friends who have Ipads, they are nice, but to have to pay for everything and be restricted to everything Apple was not appealing at all. I have had the A500 for a week and not had a crash or any problems at all. Yes that charging cord is short but to me not a big deal. The speakers are great and the screen is awesome. The battery last for many days with casual use. I have owned an Archos 70 for a few months, I purchased it for the supposed micro Usb capabilities, I will be nice and say it kinda works, if you can live with using old small flash drives, I can not. Overall the A500 is awesome

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great device hurt by two issues

    Posted .

    I have had two A500s and both had two main issues: 1. Keeping a wifi connection in low, one or two bar signal areas. Connection was stable with medium or better signal, but would lose and regain connection in about five minute intervals with a lower signal. Two routers tested. The A500 is my only device that does this. 2. Waking out of sleep mode. Regardless if wifi is on/off, plugged in or not, or fresh restart, the A500 randomly wakes out of sleep mode. Though both A500s had both issues, I mainly returned my first A500 due to the wifi issue, but the second one's main issue was the waking out of sleep mode. It got so bad, the A500 would wake out of sleep mode and not go back to sleep unless the power button was pressed. Returned the second A500 today. Those issues out of the picture, the A500 is well built, USB host works great, UI is smooth, great sound when Dolby is turned up, battery life is good with heavy use, and the display looks great (contrary to what some other device fanboys may say). Hopefully, the 3.1 update will include fixes for the noted issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great but still very new to the market.

    Posted .

    This tablet rules. It has many features the ipad and other tablets on the market just don't have. I love the micro SD slot and a BIG factor on the purchase of this tablet was that it had a FULL sized USB port and a micro USB port. I can take a thumb drive loaded with music, pictures, video, whatever and plug it in to the side and shoot the files over to the tablet. The display is awesome!!!! The use of gorilla glass was a big factor in the purchase of this particular tablet. The screen is sharp and very clear. THE ONLY THING YOU NEED TO DO TO THE SCREEN IS GET A ZAG PROTECTOR. The screen is so flat and crystal clear that your fingerprints will grow and smudges will build up pretty quick. With my pass-code being visual, I don't want to leave a fingerprint trail for someone to see. The two cameras are a nice touch too. The video recordings out of the tablet are satisfactory but I am very picky about the image I see. The camera shots from the rear camera are very clear. I don't think I would use the front facing camera too much and haven't really. It's only 2 megapixels.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great tablet and then some!

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    I really like the Acer Iconia A500 tablet. The main reasons is that it accepts flash, the brushed aluminum chasis is futuristic and has a mimimalist kind of attitude, more importantly while examining the micro SD card reader at the top of the tablet i noticed an extra slot to the left of the reader. There was tape over it and after doing some research, I found out it can use be used for a future sim card, once the option is available, but buyer beware if the tape is removed ,acer's one year warranty is void. Not only would this be an iPad killer but maybe even a motorola xoom killer, especially with the future use of a sim card slot. the Acer iconia A500 has much more potential than many tabs out there. Acer thought of everything. I own the ipad/first generation and bought the xoom for my mother. Buy the Acer as soon as you can!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Tablet for the $$

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    Bought this for my wife as an early Mothers Day present. I was waiting for the Asus Transformer but I'm glad it sold out and i didnt get it for her especially after finding out the only USB it has is on the extra keyboard which is priced at another $150 on top of the $400 price of the tablet. The A500 has a very nice look to it with the brushed aluminum back. The performance on it is outstanding and the screen is very crisp and clear also. The A500 also has everyting you could possibly need on the tablet ( USB, Mini USB, SD Car, and Mini HDMI). For $450 the tablet is well worth it and I believe it will be an Ipad2 killer for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    the best!

    Posted .

    I was waiting for the Blackberry Playbook, then, when I saw it doesn't have any way of adding external memorey like SD, micro SD or USB, I changed my mind, purchased an Archos 101, but it wasn't really what I thought it would be. Then the Acer Iconia came out and I immediately fell in love with it. It has everything I wanted. Great display, crisp and clear, USB, micros SD, nicely hidden behind a little door, so the micro SD doesn't jump out like it did on the Archos, lots of free apps and more to download from the market place, very easy to handle, great battery life. Now I am waiting for the dock, which will make it the perfect tablet for me. Forget iPad, this is it!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Gives Ipad 2 the run for its Money

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    Acer to my opinion never made bad products, I thought they always made nice decent looking products that work like Vizio or Logitech. They are many tablets out there that are generic and doesn't work well, but let me tell you that the Acer Iconia Tablet A500 gives the IPAD the run for its money. Its one of the best Android tablet that I have my hands on , The big gorgeous screen is beautiful and amazing, and never once did it froze up on me , thats probably cause it has the dual core Nvidia processor in it. Everything plays smooth and the App market is great, The battery last me all day with heavy use. I highly recommend this product. One of the best Tablets out there no lie!!! a 5 out 5

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good Sign For Android 3.0 Tablets

    Posted .

    I was and still am debating between this and the Asus TF101. This was in stock and now I'm glad it was and the Asus wasn't. The interface is a huge improvement over 2.2 tablets. It's a lot easier to navigate and customize. Especially once you learn how to set it up. There are a few force closes, especially if you try to add the facebook widget to your desktop. It goes into an FC loop you have to quickly use the back button as you close it or you're stuck having to power down. Both cameras looked good and took good pics, I haven't done much video work with them yet. I've also yet to try any "facetime" apps. The wifi works fine with my 2.4GHz N setup. I get around 72Mbps just upstairs which is fine. As far as I know this is a 20MHz only device. You can't get 300Mbps with it. And of course no 5GHz. I'd gladly pay more for both, but I've yet to see if a tablet can even stream or receive data that fast to it's flash or an SDHC. I'd recommend this to anyone who isn't hurting their budget with the price. Certainly over what I've read in reviews for the Xoom considering it's price. My verdict is still on hold as to whether I'll keep this or exchange it for an Asus.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    somebody finally got one right

    Posted .

    I bought this tablet after playing with the display in the store and I have to tell you I'm glad I did. The video performance from the Nvidia dual core is flawless and smooth, the 10.1" screen is bright and clear. a few bugs need to be worked out because Skype doesnt work but that's not a big deal , this unit also supports mass storage devices such as USB drives and external hard drives and with the micro sd card slot this units storage capabilities are endless unlike the iPad. The battery life is fantastic, I have gotten 7+ hours on a single charge , unfortunately you cant charge through the USB port but you cant have everything. all in all a great tablet and well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great addition to my computing environment.

    Posted .

    Superb display; snappy performance; and quite a number of Tablet specific apps. Desire one was to have a platform for all my technical documentation -- so far it's met my needs for PDF and CHM documents. The number of apps that actually enhance productivity is substantial. The use of dropbox or filesanywhere lets me deal with pretty much an document or other media-type access. My phone is a hotspot so in pinch I've got connectivity on Verizon anywhere... and with the wealth of WIFI spots all over, I seldom need the phone. Very happy with the device. Recommend getting a capacitive stylus -- for some things is much better and quicker than touch. The weight is really !!! no issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Tablet, Perfect for the 1st. Time buyer.

    Posted .

    I deducted a Star because the unit is heavy, no available accessories and short power charger. No accessories for this tablet, Best Buy that is stupid.. I'm having to carry this Tab around with no protected case or screen protector. This is a guys tablet. My wife picked it up and set it back down. She said she would own a Ipad (Badword in my house). before that heavy Tab. I have spent the last 15 years in IT and a huge Android Fan. Acer has made this Tab affordable and it flies! I think Acer is coming out with a smaller Tab in May. This might be the answer for the ladies. I copied a couple movies over and they played perfect. The GPS, HDMI Port and full size USB Port all work great. Only way I have found to Txt message someone is to use Google Voice's webpage. I hope that is something that will change in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great new toy

    Posted .

    Just picked up this tablet yesterday and been using it quite a bit so far. I was set on the Asus transformer tablet but as its sold out everywhere and I'm not a very patient person I found this to be the closest alternative. So far I have found the device to be very quick and responsive. My biggest gripe would have to be with Honeycomb itself. I wish there was more control over the look and feel of the menus and home screen. The screen is nice, color looks good and its nice and bright. Of course it does get smudged with fingerprints quickly but that is pretty much standard and could be fixed with a matte screen protector of some sort. The speakers are surprisingly nice. They aren't super loud and don't really have much bass or anything but they sound much better than any laptop speakers I've heard in a while. It takes decent pictures, when in the camera app the image on screen is pretty grainy and bad but when viewing the picture after it is taken it is much nicer. Overall feels like a solid well built device and I am definitely satisfied with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Just one flaw for me

    Posted .

    I originally wanted the Asus,and like many others,bought the Acer because of availability. I think the unit overall feels very good and sturdy, and the extra ports are really a plus, however, I am on my second unit and I am going to return it for the exact same reason. The rear camera plastic lens cover isn't attached very well and sticks proud of the chrome trim at the top, you can push it back in, but it slowly works it's way back out. Will it ever come completely off? I dunno, but for $450, I don't think I should have to wait and find out, so I am going to return it and wait for the Asus, or maybe even the Galaxy Tab 10.1. It also had one dead pixel, but I am reluctant to even mention it because it really wasn't a big deal,could hardly see it, I would have kept it for that, as that's the the luck of the draw with any LCD display. The unit functioned very well though, no issues there, and the camera quality was surprisingly good, I took some video of my newborn that looked great, If the build quality of the rear camera was just up to par, I would consider this a total winner.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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