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Acer Iconia Tab W500
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Acer Iconia Tab W500 C-50 1GHz 32GB 10.1" Tablet

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C-50 1GHz Windows 7 32GB Mar 2013
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New TwistWhen detached from the dock, this tablet lets you stay productive and mobile with touch convenience and a light 10.1" design. Need to do some typing Connect the tablet to the keyboard... More
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11 Reasons For

Robust

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned in their review “The Windows OS and solid performance aren't enough to make up for this tablet's slow-loading apps, poor battery life, heft”.

One person who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was reliable. Expert review site Mobile88.com.sg said “If you're looking for mobile entertainment and dependable productivity on the go, don't settle for just one” in their review of this tablet.

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Good Battery Life

A few Acer Iconia Tab W500 reviewers considered that the product had a good battery life. Expert website Notebookcheck.net said “The docking concept and the battery life is basically impressive” in their Acer Iconia Tab W500 review. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on Pocket Lint five years ago “The Tab is a nice little Windows tablet, as Windows tablets go; it can't bend the laws of physics to deliver better battery life, although the C-50” in their review.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good quality. In November last year Stevie Ellis rated it as very good and he said in his review of the Acer Iconia Tab W500 “Quality item at a good price”.

Good Brand

We checked 1,432 user and expert reviews for Acer tablets and found that on average Acer has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. However we also found that Acer has poor ratings specifically for its C-50 processor tablets.

Nice Design

One Acer Iconia Tab W500 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was a good design. Alphr.com wrote ““PC or tablet? Choose both, ” begins Acer's description of its Iconia Tab W500, before going on to call its dual-function design “the best of both worlds”” in their review of the Acer Iconia Tab W500 but despite that they only rated this tablet 3 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality.

Good Sound Quality

One Acer Iconia Tab W500 reviewer considered that the Acer Iconia Tab W500 had good sound quality. Four years ago expert website Techworld.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “It excels at audio and video playback.”.

Easy to Use

One Acer Iconia Tab W500 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had a good experience. Pcmag.com mentioned “The Acer Iconia Tab W500-BZ467 has the best Windows experience we've seen on a tablet, thanks to its docking keyboard”. One person considered that this tablet was easy to use. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk wrote “A handy detachable keyboard”.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Good Size

One customer concluded that this tablet was thin. Pcmag.com said in their review of this tablet on PC Mag five years ago “Flexible operating system to the slim, handheld form-factor offered by current tablets”. One person reckoned that it was thick. Theinquirer.net wrote in their review of this tablet five years ago “The device weighs 970g and is 15.95mm thick”.

Three Battery Cells

Most tablets of this age and spec have between one and nine battery cells, including the Iconia Tab W500 which has three battery cells.

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7 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Three Acer Iconia Tab W500 owners who purchased it concluded that it was not cheap. Matt mentioned in his review of the Acer Iconia Tab W500 on Amazon “Great little tablet that's by too expensive either” yet he rated this tablet 5 stars. Itreviews.com mentioned on expert website IT Reviews.com five years ago “It's simply over-priced and under-featured” in their review of this tablet. Also five years ago expert review site Alphr.com said “A poorly executed and expensive attempt to create a hybrid of two popular form factors” and gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Not 3G Compatible

Most tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Iconia Tab W500 are not 3G compatible. The Acer Iconia Tab W500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 3G compatible that might be worth looking at include the Apple iPad[plb_346892_price].

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers of this age and type, the Iconia Tab W500 is not 4G compatible.

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Only 32-Bit Operating System Architecture

The Iconia Tab W500 has a 32-bit operating system architecture which is faster than most tablets of this type and age. Most tablet computers that were released more than two years ago have a 64-bit operating system architecture.

This tablet computer's operating system architecture (32-bit) is in fact the worst operating system architecture across all tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Iconia Tab W500.

The best operating system architecture across similar types of tablet computer is 64-bit.

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Only DDR2-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Iconia Tab W500 has a DDR2-SDRAM internal memory type which is better than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most tablet computers of this age and spec. Tablet computers of this age and spec internal memory types range from DDR3Lm-SDRAM to LPDDR3-SDRAM.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of tablets that came out more than two years ago is 1GHz and the fastest is 2.7GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1 gigahertz, the Acer Iconia Tab W500 has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad[plb_346892_price].

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Asus VivoTab Note 8[plb_2715246_price] (1.46GHz).

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Fairly Thick

The thinnest thickness of tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Iconia Tab W500 is 6.4mm and the thickest is 300mm. At 190 millimeters, the Iconia Tab W500 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Iconia Tab W500

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Acer released the Iconia Tab W500.

Average Screen Size

The Iconia Tab W500 has a fairly standard screen size (10.1 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Iconia Tab W500 has a relatively typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Iconia Tab W500.

If this tablet computer internal storage capacity is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus VivoTab Note 8[plb_2715246_price] (64GB).

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 117 tablet computers of this type and age that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Iconia Tab W500 has two processor cores which is average.

If this C-50 processor tablet computer has too few processor cores then you might want to look at the Asus VivoTab Note 8[plb_2715246_price] (4 processor cores).

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Expert Reviews

(90)
29 April 2014

Whilst the Acer Iconia Tab W500 gives some flexibility if you can't decide between a tablet and a netbook, it's hard to recommend against other tablets at a similar price. Some users want to have... Read more…

3 September 2012

Tablet or notebook? It's a question not only for the new Acer Iconia Tab W500, but for anyone looking to buy a new portable PC at the moment. Tablets are clearly all the rage; you only need to... Read more…

11 July 2012

The Acer Iconia Tab W500 is an interesting hybrid device that tries to be both a Tablet and netbook. The problem is that it doesn't really excel as one or the other...

11 July 2012

The Acer Iconia Tab W500 is an interesting hybrid device that tries to be both a Tablet and netbook. The problem is that it doesn't really excel as one or the other.When used as a Tablet, Windows...

12 June 2012

The Acer Iconia Tab W500 is great for someone who wants the familiarity of Windows, or who wants to do Windows-based work occasionally. It excels at audio and video playback, but you'll need an SD...

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 26 March 2015 by Stevie ellis
(Verified Purchase)

Quality item at a good price.

Reviewed 10 December 2014 by Matt

I bought about 1 year ago and it still works perfectly. Great little tablet that's by too expensive either.

Reviewed 26 July 2014 by James Hardiman
(Verified Purchase)

When it arrived it wouldn't boot: tried everything. Contacted the supplier: they couldn't help, but gave me an RMA and say they will give me a full refund (hasn't happened yet).

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