So the order has been placed and the Iconia A500 is due on or around the 15th April.

I’ve been looking for a tablet for a while and was really interested in the Notion Ink Adam and having missed the first pre-order I was all ready for PO2 but they ran out if LCD before I could order. Since then I’ve kept up to date with all of the problem and my desire for the NI Adam has left me so it was time to look elsewhere.

After looking into the ipad2, Xoom, the fourth coming Toshiba Tab and the Acer I finally decided on the Acer due to the full range of features and the sleek looks.

It doesn’t seem to be getting the same press as the Xoom but has as good if not better features.

For those not yet in the know here’s some of the high level specs:

OS: Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Processor: Tegra 250 Dual cortex A9, 1GHz

Screen Size: 10.1-inch, 1280×800 pixel


Length: 260mm

Width: 177mm

Weight: 730g

Built-in Memory: 32GB

Additional Memory: microSD up to 32GB

High-speed Data: GPRS, HSDPA

Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi,

Camera: Yes 2

Camera Resolution: 5-megapixel rear facing, 2-megapixel front-facing

Flash: Yes

Speaker : Yes

Battery 3260mAh

The A500 has 1 full size USB and supports USB hosting, one micro USB, micro HDMI (Type D).

It’s everything I was looking for in a tablet so here I’ll keep you up to date with my wait for the Iconia A500 and try to get the word out on this tab.

Feel free to post comments or additional info.

Acer Iconia A500Acer Iconia A500 rear view