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All in all, the Acer Iconia Tab A500 is a solid piece of hardware, if you have to have an Android tablet right now, but we don't know if we could recommend it in good conscience over some of the competitors on offer. quote


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  • Features
    5.9
  • Display
    7.6
  • Battery life
    5.9
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Storage capacity
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.6
  • Durability
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6.0
Engadget Apr 26, 2011

All in all, the Acer Iconia Tab A500 is a solid piece of hardware, if you have to have an Android tablet right now, but we don't know if we could recommend it in good conscience over some of the competitors on offer.

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6.0
Engadget Sep 30, 2011

If you loved the Acer Iconia A500, and you need the added connectivity of a data plan from Ma Bell, you'd be better off opting for a tethering plan with a device you're already toting around.

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7.0
Laptop Magazine Apr 20, 2011

The Android tablet wars are starting to heat up, and Acer has entered the fray with its Iconia Tab A500. Priced at $449--$50 lower than the iPad 2--this slickly designed 10.1-inch Honeycomb slate features a brushed-metal design and a full-size USB port, plus Nvidia's powerful Tegra 2 processor. But...

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6.0
PC World Apr 23, 2011

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is the latest in the parade of Android 3.0 tablets, and with a price that undercuts Apple's iPad 2 by $50, the $450 Iconia Tab (price as of 4/23/2011) distinguishes itself in a crowded field. This tablet earns props for its many strengths, such as its inclusion of both a USB...

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7.0
SlashGear Apr 20, 2011

If I only owned this tablet and an iPad 2, would I use this tablet more often than the iPad? Personally, no, but that’s because I’m hardcore Android Community and I’ve gotta represent. Might someone else use the iPad 2 more? Probably. Apple has a much more massive hold over the world’s...

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7.0
njashanmal njashanmal

Update after 4 months: The hardware is fine, Honeycomb however is a mess and seems less functional now then when I first bought thid thing: the pitiful range of tablet specifc apps speaks to this I think. Even Google has yet to update anything other than their core apps (which to be fair are very...

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10
deinfinityx deinfinityx

This tablet has its bugs, but all in all I think the design, and features it has makes those bugs nothing more then a minor, and I mean minor, annoyance. I love the multitasking of Honeycomb, and the speed of the dual core tegra makes this thing fly. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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8.0
ocramcan ocramcan

Nice piece of hardware, does the job. It is not the pretiest out there but it is tough and have great conectivity with blutooth devices. Long battery life but not the best display or camera and is a bit slow to start

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7.0
Punataro Punataro

I use it for a while now, but still don't like the Honeycomb OS, it's performance lagging, buggy. The need of Task Killer is painful - not easy to use et'al'.

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8.0
Ballz Ballz

Only thing vlholding it back is the buggy ness of honeycomb. The full size USB is super handy to veiw photos and files quickly.

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