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Acer starts ‘Avalanche’ of tablets with Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A501 UPDATE

Written by Todd Schneider. Posted in Android, Featured

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Published on May 05, 2011 with No Comments

Acer has opened their flood gates, releasing their first couple tabs on us. The ‘A-team’ has started an ‘Avalanche’ assault on the market… Acer is looking to ‘cool-down’ some of the hot tablets already known. The Acer Iconia Tab A500 (WI-FI  only 32GB) is marked at 446.92 GBP, (about $736.70) on amazon.co.uk in the US Bestbuy carries the the Acer Iconia Tab A500 (WI-FI only, 16GB) and sells for only $449.99! That’s almost $300 cheaper!!



The only way to make the Gentlemen smile now might be the Wifi/3G Version, which so far is only available in the UK, Acer is smiling back, taking pre-orders now for £529.99 at amazon.co.uk, (that’s about $870.50!!) The Acer Aspire ICONIA TAB A501 also running Android Honeycomb 3.0, with an 10.1 inch WXGA LED Tablet, the nVidia Tegra 250 Dual cortex A9, the 1GHz and 1GB RAM powering you a 1280 x 800 display with a 32GB HDD, has 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x Micro USB 2.0, you do have a chance to connect your tablet to your HD TV with an HDMI output of course Bluetooth plus Wifi  and (A501 only) also 3G, Amazon.co.uk taking pre-orders now for £529.99. The A500 shipping May 8th and the A501 shipping May 30th. In the US the A500 is already on Sale, the A501 will soon, we’ll keep you updated.

Check out the official video and full specs below: 

 

Acer Iconia Tab A500 specs:

Technical Details

  • Processor:nVidia Tegra 250 Dual cortex A9
  • Speed:1GHz
  • Bluetooth:2.1 + EDR
  • OS:Android v3.0 Honeycomb
  • Memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM (1x1GB)
  • Screen:10.1″ WXGA LED
  • Graphic Card:No
  • Wide screen:yes
  • Resolution:1280 x 800
  • Hard Drive: eMMC 16GB or 32GB
  • 3G:No
  • Lan:802.11b/g + Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®
  • Cardreader:Micro SD up to 32GB
  • Ports:1 x USB 2.0, 1 x Micro USB 2.0, HDMI
  • Webcam:Front 2.0 MP & Back 5.0 MP with flash
  • Battery: 2-cell Li-ion
  • Touch screen:Multi-touch
  • Keyboard:Optional
  • Dimensions:260 (L) x 177 (W) x 13,3 (H)
  • Weight:about 700g
  • Colour:Metallic Grey
  • Standart Warranty:1 year Collect & Return + International Travelers Warranty (ITW)

Acer Iconia Tab A501

Technical Details

  • Processor:nVidia Tegra 250 Dual cortex A9
  • Speed:1GHz
  • Bluetooth:2.1 + EDR
  • OS:Android v3.0 Honeycomb
  • Memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM (1x1GB)
  • Screen:10.1″ WXGA LED
  • Graphic Card:No
  • Wide screen:yes
  • Resolution:1280 x 800
  • Hard Drive:eMMC 32GB (so far unknown if there will be also 16 GB Version of the A501)
  • 3G:3G Module HUAWEI EM820W
  • Lan:802.11b/g + Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®
  • Cardreader:Micro SD up to 32GB
  • Ports:1 x USB 2.0, 1 x Micro USB 2.0, HDMI
  • Webcam:Front 2.0 MP & Back 5.0 MP with flash
  • Battery: 2-cell Li-ion
  • Touch screen:Multi-touch
  • Keyboard:Optional
  • Dimensions:260 (L) x 177 (W) x 13,3 (H)
  • Weight:about 730g
  • Colour:Metallic Grey
  • Standart Warranty:1 year Collect & Return + International Travelers Warranty (ITW)

It seems like Acer really wants a piece of the cake, looks like they’re releasing tab after tab, stay tuned for more deals and details…

Buy Acer Iconia Tab A500 (wifi only) at US Best Buy | UK Amazon.co.uk

Buy Acer Iconia Tab A501 (3G/wifi) at US to be released | UK Amazon.co.uk