Acer Iconia Tab A500 Priced at $450; Shipping on April 24

Acer announced the Iconia Tab A500 Android tablet back at CES 2011. It is one of the two Android tablets by Acer which will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the other one being the Acer Iconia Tab A100, which has a 7 inch display.

Today, Acer announced that it will be launching the Acer Iconia Tab A500 on April 24, for $450. It is priced very competitively and comes with a 10.1 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It comes with a dual core Nvidia Tegra 250 Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1 GHz and 1 GB RAM.

It has 16 GB internal storage and comes with a 5 MP camera as well as a 2 MP secondary camera for video calls. It can play 1080p videos with ease and also supports HDMI out.

It is powered by a pair of 3260 mAh batteries which can provide 8 hours of HD video playback or 10 hours of Wi-Fi usage. It comes with the latest version of the Android OS – Android 3.0 Honeycomb – which is meant specifically for tablets.

It weighs only 1.69 pounds and has dimensions of 10.24 x 6.97 x 0.52 inches. You can pre-order it at Best Buy right away.

Staying connected and entertained are firmly embedded as a part of our everyday lives and the Acer Iconia Tab A500 does this and so much more in a performance-minded, sleek and stylish design,said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer America, in the press release. This tablet absolutely delivers on the expectation that customers can be entertained, stay in touch with family, friends, colleagues and social networks, as well as keep up on the world around them in a way that is intuitive and fluid, and also incredibly enjoyable.

Acer Iconia Tab A500

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  • Debjyoti Bardhan

    Is it possible to install any other OS in this? How about Ubuntu?

  • There might be some way to do it (thanks to XDA), but it definitely won’t be as usable as Android.

  • The price of Acer Iconia could be their biggest strength. I just hope Motorola Xoom will also consider cutting down their selling price just like Acer. Apple iPad 2 has been dominating the tablet competition since last year. A good marketing for this device could land them in second position after iPad 2. Since no one has ever tried it, it’s very hard to say if they are really that good just like what they are claiming on papers.

  • The price point on this one will be a major selling point. However, I have never been that impressed by Acer products in the past. Maybe this one will improve my opinion.