2nd Honeycomb Tablet in Malaysia, Acer Iconia Tab A500 is launched!!!

Yeah. The tablet market is getting crowded already. After Maxis launched Motorola Xoom, Acer quietly launched their own tablet which is Acer Iconia Tab A500. It’s the second tablet running Google’s Android Honeycomb after Motorola Xoom.

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Malaysia

Here are the specs for this Acer tablet:

Form Factor
• 10.1” Tablet

• Tegra 250 Dual cortex A9, 1GHz
• GPU Ultra Low Power GeForce® GPU Memory

• eMMC: 32G Display

• 10.1” WXGA (1280*800)
– Wide View Angle
– High Contrast

• 3G SKU Only

• Main camera: 5M Camera with Auto focus with single LED flash
• Second camera: 2M Fixed Focus

• Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
– Micro USB 2.0
– Type-A USB 2.0 Host
• Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen
• Function buttons
– Side (mechanical key):
> Volume Up, Volume Down, screen lock
> Power: with back light-white/orange
• Sensors
– Gravity-Sensor
– E-Compass
– Light Sensor
– 6-axis Gyro-meter

Out put
• HDMI D-type (support Dual Display)

• Dual analog Microphone   (Beam-forming, Noise /echo cancellation )
• Dual Speaker
• 3.5mm Audio Jack 4ring ( with Mic)
• Dolby mobile

Operation System
• Android Honeycomb

• 260 (L) x 177 (W) x 13.3 (H) mm

• WIFI SKU <765g

Expansion Slot
• MicroSD memory card up to 32G (SDHC 2.0 compatible)

• Rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer battery
• Capacity: 24.1W (3260mAh cell x 2)

AC Adapter
• Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
• DC output: 12V and 1.5 A, 18W

Green requirement
• Rohs compliance • WEEE compliance
• Halogen free, PVC free • SMT Green process

• Reset hole
• Docking Port

Accesories (In Box)
• USB Cable
• Charger + Plug

And the interesting part of the tablet is the price. For 1GHz Tegra 2 dual core processor, 1GB RAM and 3GB internal storage, 10.1-inch display, 1280 X 800, Acer is selling it only for RM1,599. That’s RM200 cheaper than iPad 2 32GB WiFi only. This is a serious contender. And Acer Iconia Tab A500 comes with expandable storage up to 32GB via micro-SD. And it’s the same price with 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab and RM500 cheaper than Motorola Xoom. Way to go, Acer.

Well, more tablets are coming and I read in the Internet that apps for Android Marketplace is about to ovetake the apps for Apple App Store. Looks like Android is going head to head with Apple.

Acer Iconia Tab A500 will hit the shelves this week and SenHeng will selling it too, at Rm44.42 per month for 36 months installment plan.

Sen Heng IT Fair Acer Iconia Tab A500

I think Apple might lose some of their customers to Acer due to the price, better display (1280 X 800), larger screen, HDMI and USB port, better camera pixels for both cameras.

Apple sells coolness but Acer is selling practicality. What’s your choice?

Before Malaysians get to preview the Acer Iconia Tab A500, let’s watch the commercial of the tablet by Acer



What’s your say?


2 Responses

  1. Top Xcars says:

    I like your post. In my opinion, Acer Iconia A500 is the best tablet I have ever seen. I totally agree with you when you wrote, “Apple sells coolness but Acer is selling practicality.”


  2. johnkhor says:

    Haha. Thanks for liking my post and do remember to come back for more technological updates. 🙂 You bought Acer Iconia A500? I suggest you take a lot at Asus Eee Pad Transformer…

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