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The Acer Iconia Tab A500 has been used to show off NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor, but more importantly is an example of what can happen when Acer decides to overachive: a solidly built tablet at a reasonable price.

Description

Responding to the German sales ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices during litigation with Apple, Samsung released the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that adds a silver framing along the front. It otherwise appears to be the same 10.1 as before, plus the ability to be sold in stores.

The Xoom 2 is Motorola's successor to the Xoom. It features a 10.1 inch screen, a 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear camera, and a built in IR blaster, all while increasing battery life.

Sony's Tablet S is an Android tablet with a unique form factor, similar to that of a folded back magazine. The Tablet S has integration with both Sony's home entertainment devices and any Sony Entertainment Network. The Tablet S also sports a Tegra 2 chipset which, being Playstation Certified, allows it to play classic games from the original Playstation.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Apr. 24, 2011
  • Price at launch: $449.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 16, 2011
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 11/2011
  • Status: Available
  • Price at launch: $499.99
  • FCC ID: HLZTMDMA500

Also Known As...

  • Codename: S1
  • Height: 10.24 inches
  • Width: 7 inches
  • Thickness: 0.52 inches
  • Weight: 1.69 pounds
  • Color: Black / Silver
  • Speakers: Stereo

Hardware

  • Color: Silver / White
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Height: 10 inches
  • Width: 6.93 inches
  • Thickness: 0.35 inches
  • Weight: 1.32 pounds
  • Color: White / Silver, Black / Silver
  • Height: 9.5 inches
  • Width: 6.8 inches
  • Thickness: 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 1.31 pounds
  • Color: Black / Silver
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Screen size (diagonal): 10.1 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • PPI: 149
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 10.1 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • PPI: 149
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 10.1 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • PPI: 149
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 9.4 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • PPI: 161
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 3.0

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 3.2
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 3.2
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 3.0
  • Media streaming: DLNA
  • Notable apps: Universal remote, Crash Bandicoot, Pinball Heroes
  • CPU brand: Nvidia
  • CPU family: Tegra 2
  • CPU model: 250 T20
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2

Processor

  • CPU brand: Nvidia
  • CPU family: Tegra 2
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • Clock speed: 1.2 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: Nvidia
  • CPU family: Tegra
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • Brand: Nvidia
  • Model: ULP GeForce

GPU

  • Brand: Nvidia
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM type: DDR2

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 32 GB, 16 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Max external size: 32 GB

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: SD
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • 802.11n frequencies: 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR

Connectivity

  • WWAN data standards: UMTS, GPRS
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR
  • Effective pixels: 2 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 2 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 1.3 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Digital zoom: 0 x
  • Flash: Single LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 720p

Rear Camera

  • Effective pixels: 3.2 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Flash: Single LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Proprietary, Micro HDMI, USB

Ports

  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Proprietary
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro HDMI, Micro USB
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Sensors

Accelerometer
Proximity, Ambient Light, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 3260 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr

Battery

  • Capacity: 7000 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr
  • Capacity: 5000 mAh
  • Quoted use time: 6 hr

Benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 2780
  • SunSpider: 1889 ms
  • The Verge Battery Test: 4 hours 56 minutes
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