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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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81
Average user Score
 
80
ocramcan
11.29.13
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
 
90
sirdurable
05.27.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
WareWolf801
05.18.12
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 far: hubs, keyboards, mice, card readers, phones, etc. luv it.. Acer also OEM's this device out to a couple other mfg's: Packard Bell, Gateway, etc. I have the Acer Branded version, with 16gb internal storage, and a 16gb card in the tf slot.
 
80
bmalbert
05.08.12
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
Jillbuli
04.22.12
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. Sporting a 5MP camera with optics on the back and a VGA (1.2MP) camera on the front, this can also be used for connectivity and portability on the go. Roamers, you can also opt for the AT&T GSM version of the tablet to ensure full connectivity at all times. BEWARE: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT THIS TABLET DOWN.
 
80
andref
02.22.12
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
billyhoyle
01.30.12
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
jlevesque12
01.22.12
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
drewc15236
12.31.11
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.
 
90
geqo
12.18.11
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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