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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 wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Expert website Computershopper.com wrote “The Windows OS and solid performance aren't enough to make up for this tablet's slow-loading apps, poor battery life, heft” in their review but even so they scored the product 3 stars.

One customer who bought this tablet mentioned that it was reliable. Expert review site Mobile88.com.sg wrote in their review of the Acer Iconia Tab W500 “If you're looking for mobile entertainment and dependable productivity on the go, don't settle for just one” .

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Good Battery Life

Some people wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Expert website Notebookcheck.net rated it 4 stars and wrote “The docking concept and the battery life is basically impressive”. Pocket-Lint.com said “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 and scored the product 70 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

One Acer Iconia Tab W500 owner said in their reviews that the Acer Iconia Tab W500 was good quality. Stevie Ellis mentioned in his review of this tablet on Amazon “Quality item at a good price”.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased the Acer Iconia Tab W500 thought it was a good design. Six years ago expert review site 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”” however they only gave the Acer Iconia Tab W500 a score of 3 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One Acer Iconia Tab W500 reviewer reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Acer Tablet Computers Have Good Reviews

Average reviews across all Acer tablet computers are good, however average reviews across just Acer's C-50 processor tablet computers are poor.

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Good Sound Quality

One Acer Iconia Tab W500 owner considered that the product had good sound quality. Five years ago expert review site Techworld.com said “It excels at audio and video playback.”.

Easy to Use

One Acer Iconia Tab W500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good experience. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “The Acer Iconia Tab W500-BZ467 has the best Windows experience we've seen on a tablet, thanks to its docking keyboard” in their review of the Acer Iconia Tab W500.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Expert website Theregister.co.uk wrote “A handy detachable keyboard” in their review of the Acer Iconia Tab W500.

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Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is typical of many similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Good Size

One customer said in their reviews that this tablet was thin. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their Acer Iconia Tab W500 review “Flexible operating system to the slim, handheld form-factor offered by current tablets”. One Acer Iconia Tab W500 reviewer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was thick. Theinquirer.net mentioned in their Acer Iconia Tab W500 review “The device weighs 970g and is 15.95mm thick” .

Three Number of Battery Cellss

The Iconia Tab W500 is a three number of battery cells tablet computer.

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7 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few customers concluded that the product was not cheap. Matt mentioned on Amazon “Great little tablet that's by too expensive either” in his review. Itreviews.com said on IT Reviews.com “It's simply over-priced and under-featured”. Six years ago expert review site Alphr.com wrote in their Acer Iconia Tab W500 review “A poorly executed and expensive attempt to create a hybrid of two popular form factors”.

Not 3G

The Iconia Tab W500 is not 3G. Most of the other tablet computers of this type and age are also not 3G.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 3G then you might want to consider the Apple iPad[plb_346892_price].

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Not 4G

Most tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years are not 4G. The Iconia Tab W500 is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Iconia Tab W500 is 5,300mAh, and the battery capacitys range from 2,500mAh to 25,000mAh. The Iconia Tab W500 has one of the lower battery capacitys (only 3,260 milliamperes * hour) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 1 gigahertz, the Acer Iconia Tab W500 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the Iconia Tab W500. Across all the tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Iconia Tab W500 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.4GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available including the Apple iPad[plb_346892_price] which has better reviews.

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Only DDR2-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Acer Iconia Tab W500 has a better internal memory type than most tablet computers of this spec and age. This Acer tablet computer has a DDR2-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all tablets that are a comparable age to the Iconia Tab W500 the internal memory type ranges from DDR3Lm-SDRAM to LPDDR3-SDRAM.

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Quite Thick

Tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Iconia Tab W500 have depths of between 6mm and 280mm, and the average depth is 86mm. At 190 millimeters, the Acer Iconia Tab W500 has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Iconia Tab W500

Released Over Four Years Ago

Acer released the Iconia Tab W500 over four years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The Iconia Tab W500 has a relatively average display diagonal (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 pretty average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Iconia Tab W500.

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Two Processor Coress

Compared to the other 112 tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Iconia Tab W500 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the number of processor coress on the Acer Iconia Tab W500 is two which is average.

If you are looking for more processor coress then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10[plb_2341887_price] (4 processor coress) which also has a higher rating.

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Expert Reviews

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers acer lel0703045
Barcodes 04717276385132

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