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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.

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Pros
  • Surprisingly good LCD screen and speakersSpeedy Tegra 2 chipFull-size USB port for expanded connectivity
Cons
  • Sub-par battery lifePoor cameras and minor build issuesVery little native software available
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User Reviews

70
Narain Jashanmal
Update after 4 months: The hardware is fine, Honeycomb however is a mess and...read more
80
Justin Hubbard
Great android tablet with an ever better price!!!!
70
Kevin Tofel
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Model
A500-08S08u

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
10.122
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 1020

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Honeycomb [3.x])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)

Location

Location support
Yes (WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Records video) (Yes)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (8 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Speakers
Mono

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
1 GB

Other features

Screen size
10.1 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
A501-10S16u

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
10.122
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 1020

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Honeycomb [3.x])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (GSM-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Records video) (Yes)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Speakers
Mono

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
1 GB

Other features

Screen size
10.1 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
A500-10S08u

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
10.122
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 1020

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Honeycomb [3.x])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)

Location

Location support
Yes (WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Records video) (Yes)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (8 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Speakers
Mono

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
1 GB

Other features

Screen size
10.1 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
A500-10S16w

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
10.122
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 1020

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Honeycomb [3.x])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)

Location

Location support
Yes (WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Records video) (Yes)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (8 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Speakers
Mono

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
1 GB

Other features

Screen size
10.1 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
A501-10S16w

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
10.122
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 1020

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Honeycomb [3.x])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (GSM-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Records video) (Yes)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Speakers
Mono

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
1 GB

Other features

Screen size
10.1 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
A501-10S32u

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
10.122
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 1020

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Honeycomb [3.x])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (GSM-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Records video) (Yes)

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Speakers
Mono

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
1 GB

Other features

Screen size
10.1 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes