Acer Iconia W500 reviews and prices: Windows 7 Home Premium 10.1" Tablet

180 customer reviews

+ This tablet PC has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on size and weight.

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7.8 out of 10 based on 180 reviews.
Acer Iconia W500: Slate tablet with WiFi,1000 GHz Dual Core Processor,2GB of Memory and 32GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. See full product description
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Paul, Ongar Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Improved the product by upgrading to windows 8
Bad points:
32GB drive a bit limiting
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Nov 2012

kevin, weymouth General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
full windows 8 capable
Bad points:
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jan 2013


Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Not seen any yet
Bad points:
too heavy, to slow.
Overall rating 4.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 5.0
Size and weight 2.0
Performance 3.0
Value for money 4.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Nov 2012

marcelina, Often on the move

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
I cant upgrade MCAFEE antivirus. (there is 2010 version)
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Nov 2012

frank, Londonderry General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very useful as a media centre, and easier to handle than a laptop but with the same capabilities.

Bad points:
I am having difficulties in locating stores or outlets that sell the keyboard, they all seem to be out of stock and I feel it would complete the iconia.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Nov 2012

SG, Often on the move

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Decent battery life
Has Windows on it, so Office Docs can be read/edited on the move
Separate dock available.
Bad points:
Heavy and too thick for a proper tablet
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Oct 2012

Leon, Preston Business user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
- Fantastic concept and device - LOVE IT
- Very well sized device, with excellent aesthetics (not something you normally say for a WinTel). Lighter than an iPad 2.
- Surprisingly responsive given the AMD C50 processor. Great performance with IE9, Office and Media Centre. Don't be fooled tho' - this will never be a laptop replacement!
- Windows 7 works better than expected in touch environment. It's not as sleek as IOS or Android, but it makes up for this on features and content. Running Windows gives unparalleled access to software - Apple/Google have their apps, but it's simply not on the same scale.
- Enterprise class device that can cross the consumer/commercial divide with ease - not something Apple or Google can claim just yet with their heavily focussed consumer devices
- Windows = Internet Explorer 9 = full, rich content browsing. Flash, Silverlight, Java, etc... all supported, just as you would expect on a PC. Don't like IE? Install Firefox, Chrome, Safari.......just like you would on your PC. I switch between IE and Firefox, each work well on the W500.
- The slate-netbook gimmick with the keyboard base works quite well, although be aware that it can be top heavy when docked.
- Battery life is very impressive. I regularly get 5-8hrs of use on mine. One full charge usually lasts a weekend of light use and sleeps.
Bad points:
- Acer's own Windows 7 Home Premium build has some incompatibilities with other software. Not a hardware problem, as it's great. Nor is it a Windows 7 issue, just an imaging problem from Acer. I reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate and had no issues. Most unlikely to find this as it's a little niche, but would have preferred an untouched Windows install.
- OS a bit bloated with Acer's additional content; e.g. Office Pro Trial, McAfee, games, etc.. I didn't need these so had to remove. More preference really than product problem.
- Would like to have had the option of 3G - this is on the way in the W501 I believe, but at a Premium. For now it's tethered to an iPhone 3GS for Internet on the move.
- The keyboard docking station could do with a bit more weight in the base. When docked the W500 can be top heavy and topple over.
- A HDMI to DVI/VGA adapter would have been a great addition to the box, but this would probably lead to a much more expensive device
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jun 2011

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Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 10.1
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
3G No
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand AMD
Processor series C-Series
Processor number C50
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1000
RAM (Gigabytes) 2
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 32
Battery life (Hours) 4
WiFi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Integrated Webcam Yes
Weight (kg) 1.58
Tablet Type Slate
Graphics card model number Radeon HD6250M
Graphics card brand AMD
Chipset series AMD Hudson M1 (A50M)
Chipset brand AMD
Width in cm 27.5
Height in cm 19.5
Height in cm 1.6
Depth in cm 1.9
Depth in cm 27.5
Video Editing Card No
Type of hard drive Flash Hard Drive
TV Output Yes
TV Card No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Remote control No
Type Tablet
Fingerprint Access No
Release date 2011-04-19
RAM in MB 2048

Also known as: ACER Iconia Tab, Acer Aspire, Iconia W500


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