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Acer ICONIA Tab A500

Acer ICONIA Tab A500

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73 Global Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

73 Global Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

80
ocramcan
Nice piece of hardware, does the job. It is not the pretiest out there but it...read more
90
sirdurable
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
WareWolf801
I've had this a while now. I love it. Kids love it. Wife even has grown attached...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
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Average Critic Score
 
70
SlashGear
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 perception of what a tablet should be, and if people would have to choose on the spot, they’d listen to the one that they know other people will love them for.
 
70
Laptop Magazine
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 can this tablet stand out in a field that's already crowded with devices bearing the same OS and specs?
 
60
PC World
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 port and a microSD. However, while the Iconia Tab goes far toward the goal of replacing a laptop, it still falls short -- in part due to its own hardware constraints, and in part due to software.
 
60
Engadget
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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