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Engadget says:

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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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Critic reviews

6.4
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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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9.0
WareWolf801 WareWolf801

I've had this a while now. I love it. Kids love it. Wife even has grown attached to the Angry Birds games, and facebook on it (using Firefox and Chrome).. If you get this tablet, root it, and go to ICS 4.0.4 Android, for best experience. Full size usb accepts EVERY device I have tried on it, so...

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9.0
geqo geqo

This is one of the most functional and beautiful tablets I found when shopping around for a tablet. The USBalone puts it miles ahead of most other tablets, and all other features are as good as, or better , the competition.

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9.0
Jillbuli Jillbuli

This is one of the first tablets that came to the market mind you, so this isn't your Motorola Xyboard or Toshiba Excite. With a 10.1" WXGA screen coated with Corning Gorilla Glass, it can deliver a crisp display with the help of the nVidia graphics card and Tegra 2 processor under the hood....

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9.0
abaqueirob abaqueirob

The apps for free in the android market are the good thing, there are a lot that are useful. Is great the portability of the tab, y es muy farol el usarla, me gusta mucho, es como de película.

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8.0
jcrabtree jcrabtree

Overall a great tablet. Though about selling it and getting a Galaxy Tab 10.1 But I think I'll just stick with it until an Ice Cream Sandwich tablet comes out.

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6.0
kemiisto kemiisto

Acer Iconia Tab A500 was my first tablet. When I have bought it I didn't know what I want from my tablet. I didn't even know would it come in handy for me or not. After few months I can say that I need a tablet, but another one. Hardware A quality case doesn't have any gaps or creaks....

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9.0
st3ph3n st3ph3n

See the descriptions by each rating point. Overall, I highly recommend this device unless there is some kind of app that you absolutely must have that is not available on the android platform. Key features: 16GB of onboard storage Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz dual core CPU 1GB of RAM Rear 5mp...

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8.0
drewc15236 drewc15236

Great product. Very productive and also affordable. Nice screen and also a nice company. I love the nice metal back. Unfortunately, it's heavy and it's also a little awkward to hold.

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8.0
DanNugent DanNugent

This thing works great. I like taking it on trips to look photos I have taken and to upload them to Facebook while away.

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