Tablet PCs have been invading homes, offices, and classrooms for a few years now. While the devices were once relegated to the status of being a fad, the popularity of the portable touchscreen machines continues to grow. Consumers looking to take the leap into the tablet market have a number of options, but one tablet that might be viewed as entry level has the ability to deliver on a few levels. The Acer Iconia Tab A500-10S16U delivers some surprising performance at a reasonable cost.
Because most tablet computers are for the most part all screen, it is generally the first aspect of any device that is noticed first. The 10.1 inch multi-touch display on the Acer Iconia A500 is a touch bigger than many competing tablets, but still manages to deliver top-quality HD images with 1280 x 800 resolution. Because of the powerful 1Ghz nVidia dual core processor the 1GB of DDR2 RAM is put to the test. The tablet delivers speedy performance no matter what media or application is being run.
Another advantage of the Acer Iconia A500 involve connectivity. The unit is outfitted with a number of ports that makes connecting all sorts of devices and media simple and fast. Those ports include: a full size USB port, an HDMI connection, a micro HDMI connection, and a microSD memory card reader. In addition, front and rear cameras make video chatting or snapping pictures a real possibility. The 802.11 b/g/n wireless Internet connection makes hooking up to any Wi-Fi hotspot quick and seamless.
The dual speaker setup present in the device offer impressive sound. Everything from movies to music has a pleasant tone regardless of volume setting, and to top it off the speakers are located in places where hands do not usually cover them up. That signals a well thought out and cleverly devised piece of equipment.
The machine is run by the hottest operating system out there: Android 3.3 Honeycomb. Android fits the tablet well and the user interface is probably familiar to anyone who has picked up a multi-touch device. Also included is the SocialJogger program by Acer, which allows users to see Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr updates on a single screen. Staying connected with friends and family is simplified by the powerful tool.
The Acer Iconia A500-10S16U offers a host of features along with great performance, above average sound, and a brilliant display. Those factors add up to an impressive looking tablet PC that can satisfy the needs of many different users.