10.1″ Acer Iconia Tab A500 Unleashed at $450

Acer has recently announced its Iconia Tab A500 that is a 10.1-inch tablet designed to stand against the Apple and Motorola tablets. Acer publicize its new device as the decisive friendly device for web browsing, reading e-books, listening to music, visiting social networks, playing games, watching videos and much more.

Acer Iconia Tab A500 similar to Motorola XOOM is based on an Android 3.0 Honeycomb and a dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 250 SoC that is more than enough to play 1080p video and for mobile gaming. The initial shipping units of Acer’s tablet come with preinstalled copies of Need for Speed: Shift and Let’s Golf and the cost of which is not included in the price. Need for Speed is available in Android market at $5.

The Acer’s tablet comes with 1280×800 display having 80-degrees viewing angles. The users can use all 100 fingers to register input. The device also features 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in space (1 32GB model is still under process), a microSD card reader having capacity of handling cards up to 32GB, a 5 megapixel primary camera that features auto-focus and flash as well and a 2 megapixel front secondary camera.

Connectivity features of the device are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-out, USB and GPS. The runtime is estimated to be around eight hours for gaming and video playback while for browsing the runtime will be around 10 hours.

Compared to its competitors, this tablet is slightly heavier weighing about 1.6lbs and measured about 10.24×6.97×0.52 inches. Apart from the preinstalled games, it also shipped with Acer Clear.fi so as to share media easily with other DLNA-supported devices. Adobe Flash can also be used.

The company has given the official launch date of the device as April 24. However, preorders have already been opened at Best Buy while in-stock preorders will be taken from April 14. The price set for this device by Acer is $449.99. An additional price of $30 to$70 will be charged for accessories including full-sized Bluetooth keyboard, protective case, a dock with an IR remote and a power adapter set with four connectors will be available at.

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