Acer Iconia Tab A500
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In the core specs, the Iconia Tab mirrors the Motorola Xoom. It runs a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 250 dual-core processor and it has 1GB of RAM. Additionally, it includes a 10.1-inch, 1280-by-800 pixel display having a 16:10 aspect ratio (ideal for high-definition content) 16GB of internal eMMC storage (the Xoom has 32GB) along with a microSDHC card for approximately 32GB of more storage.
The broad-reaching specs likewise incorporate an accelerometer, a gyroscope, Gps navigation, along with a compass. It’s Bluetooth 2.1 and 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity. The Iconia Tab uses Acer’s Obvious.fi branding because of its DLNA media server support, along with a Obvious.fi application helps facilitate hooking up named with other DLNA sources however i wound up utilizing it as a different way to view my multimedia around the tablet, coupled with problems discussing this content and getting content using their company sources.
When locked in the landscape orientation, named has its own energy and earphone jacks in the left edge, toward the very best Micro-High-definition multimedia interface output across the left edge, at the end along with a micro-USB port for connected data transfers along with a USB-A port in the lower right edge. Across the top may be the flap safeguarding the microSDHC card slot, and also at bottom may be the obtrusively bulky pier connector (the pier is definitely an optional $80 accessory which includes an IR handheld remote control).
This is actually the first tablet with Dolby Mobile audio built-in, and also the advantage that provides rapidly grew to become obvious. The stereo system loudspeakers combined with Dolby Mobile could result in large seem, when you futz using the Dolby Mobile equalizer configurations. And individuals configurations are, irritatingly, hidden within the general configurations menu. In the standard configurations, the audio seemed totally tinny once modified, music seemed reasonably good, given its source.
As the device itself can enjoy only 720p high-definition video, the Micro-High-definition multimedia interface port can output video at 1080p but to obtain that quality, you will need to watch for an over-the-air update due within the second quarter.
Acer states the tablet’s two 3260mAh Li-polymer batteries will give you an overall total of 8 hrs of game-play and movie-playback time, or 10 hrs of Web surfing over Wi-Fi.
Acer Iconia Tab A500 specs:
2G Network N/A
Announced 2011, February
Status Available. Released 2011, April
Dimensions 260 x 177 x 13.3 mm
Weight 730 g
Type LCD capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 800 x 1280 pixels, 10.1 inches (~149 ppi pixel density)
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity
- Acer UI
Alert types N/A
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields
Call records N/A
Internal 16/32 GB storage, 1 GB DDR2 RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB v2.0
Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Yes, 2 MP
OS Android OS, v3.0 (Honeycomb), upgradable to v3.2
Chipset Nvidia Tegra 2 T20
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU ULP GeForce
Messaging Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML, Adobe flash
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
- SNS integration
- HDMI port
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
- XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263 player
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Predictive text input
Standard battery, Li-Po 3260 mAh
Price group [About 230 EUR]
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