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Acer Iconia A500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 358 reviews of Acer Iconia A500. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and screen. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Iconia A500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Iconia A500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Acer Iconia A500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and screen. The performance and portability also get good views. There are some mixed comments about the reliability, while some have doubts about the connectivity.

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77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Iconia A500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Acer Iconia A500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Acer Iconia A500 review

 

With a smattering of unique features, the Iconia A500 is as good an example of the Android experience as any other

Android works well ; decent media performance ; a bit cheaper than rivals

But it feels cheaper, too ; confusion of apps at times ; a tad glitchy

A solid effort, but better build quality and more AV content would help

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Andrew Ku (tomshardware.co.uk)

Acer Iconia Tab A500: A Tablet With Honeycomb 3.1

 

Acer's Iconia Tab A500 is considered an underdog in the Android tablet fight. We go over why it still a worthy contender and explain how to get ...

Many people shopping for a netbook or notebook really only need to check email or visit Web sites on the go. If the mobile device for which you're shopping is only meant to get you from one desktop PC to the next, while maintaining some semblance of...

Jul, 2011

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Expert review by : Alistair Dabbs (reghardware.co.uk)

Acer Iconia Tab A500 10in Android tablet

 

Review PC manufacturers clearly haven't been reading the script. They were supposed to over-hype their forthcoming Android 3.0 tablets as iPad-killers (check! [1]), miss their initial launch dates (check! [2]) and then let us all down by delivering a...

Acer has produced a fine product with the Iconia Tab A500. Its performance closely matches that of the Motorola Xoom but it is lighter, offers more connectivity and has a working microSD slot to expand the storage capacity. There was no 3G support in...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Sillis (electricpig.co.uk)

Acer Iconia Tab A500 review: Chubby chassis will have you longing for iPad

 

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is the third Android Honeycomb tablet we've got to grips with here in Blighty. Currently our fave is Asus' Eee Pad Transformer, thanks to its low price, ace screen and sensible software, but can its Taiwanese arch-rival outdo...

Great screen and sound

The chunkiest slate yet

As fine as Honeycomb is, this is just too big and too expensive compared to rivals

May, 2011

Expert review by : Ian Morris (theinquirer.net)

Acer Iconia Tab A500 video review

 

ANDROID TABLETS running Android 3.0 Honeycomb are ten a penny these days. Acer's Iconia Tab A500 is the latest that we've got our hands on though, and we do like it. That's not to say that it's perfect. We think it's too expensive at around £450 and it...

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Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Acer Iconia A500 Android tablet

 

Acer Iconia A500 review: An Android 'Honeycomb' tablet with USB and HDMI-out ports

Sturdy and well constructed design ; USB and HDMI-out ports ; Android Honeycomb 3.0 OS

A little chunky and heavy ; Screen difficult to see in sunlight

The Acer Iconia A500 is a little on the chunky side, but potential buyers may be happy to make the sacrifice in return for USB and HDMI-out connectivity.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Mike Isaac (wired.com)

Review: Acer Iconia Tab A500 (Android Honeycomb)

 

Acer's offering in the Android tablet game is plain vanilla -- unspectacular but reliable.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Joseph Hanlon (cnet.com.au)

Acer Iconia A500

 

Though it is packed to the rafters with features and options that are unavailable on the competition, the Acer A500 is too heavy to be used as intended.

Solid performance. Loads of connectivity options including USB and HDMI.

Too heavy to hold for long periods. Glossy screen is hard to read outdoors. Average battery life.

With HDMI and USB ports, Acer's A500 is more business friendly than the competition, but these features only add to its weight and ultimately makes this tablet too heavy to use as intended.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Phil Nickinson (androidcentral.com)

Acer Iconia a500 review

 

What would you give up to pack more features into an Android tablet? Would you be willing to sacrifice thinness? Accept a little more weight, or a design that's not quite as svelte as another tablet?...

To each his own, though, and the Acer Iconia a500, with its dual-core Tegra 2 processor and Android Honeycomb OS certainly is leaps and bounds better than last year's tablets. And a sub-$400 price tag makes it might attractive compared to the likes of...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Andrew Ku (tomshardware.com)

Acer Iconia Tab A500: A Tablet With Honeycomb 3.1

 

Acer's Iconia Tab A500 is considered an underdog in the Android tablet fight. We go over why it still a worthy contender and explain how to get ...

Many people shopping for a netbook or notebook really only need to check email or visit Web sites on the go. If the mobile device for which you're shopping is only meant to get you from one desktop PC to the next, while maintaining some semblance of...

Jul, 2011