Iconia Tab W500 Review

Iconia Tab W500 BZ467 Review – Overview

Very firstly, I have tried many “great” tablets out there before went down on this Iconia Tab W500.

Surely, iPad 2 is a great device, and it is very light, but iPad to me is so simple, it is all just the gimmicks, and to me, iPad 2 is just a big iPhone, and it is not even a phone when its placed next to Android.

And those honeycomb tablets like Xoom, Honeycomb Iconia, they are all not for me.

If you want to use calculator or anything, they are too simplistic for their screen sizes.

I have also looked Blackberry playbook, and I was really impressed with the UI more than honeycomb tabs or iPad, but it was to me, still simplistic.

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The Iconia Tab

I will give you the best example of how great Windows 7 tablet, this Iconia Tab W500 vs iPad, vs Xoom or vs Playbook or any other tablets. Some weeks ago, Playbook came out with its facebook app, as well as its video chatting app, finally.

Whoa, their users were ridiculously happy about it, and me, I would only open my Chrome browser, and went to facebook.com website to do all those stuff. Simple, isn’t it? Now, with the iPad Apple FaceTime and the video chatting app, it will only allow you chatting between iPad users.

What about if your friend can’t afford iPad? or if they do not use playbook, because playbook user can chat with another playbook user only. I would just open my Windows Skype software and chat with anyone I want.

So Acer Iconia Tab W500 is the best tablet out there, how could they have any doubt?

This Iconia Tab W500 runs on Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit), and it has a plethora of fantastic touch functionality.

Why Windows 7 Home Premium tablet rocks out? Because I could easily sync my passwords as well as bookmarks of my favorite websites from Google chrome in my home computer to this Iconia Tab W500 very quick and easy. Having a full windows pc, no compromise.

This Iconia Tab W500 is so powerful that you can have everything run, anything you throw at this tablet. I had ten applications running, played video, continuesly and I have never had this tablet stutter since I have had it.

Iconia Tab W500 has great batter life, it stays more than six hours and that’s long for me, this will last me about two until three days sometimes, and I could easily bring this thing everywhere I go!

I could go on writing about this Iconia Tab W500 tablet. Iconia Tab W500 has almost anything a windows computer has. You name it, a standard HDMI port, 4 USB ports, on and on. You ever got problem with the printer app on your iPad tablet? well I could add network printer to this tablet in a snap.

Navigate to its network drives, and you can stream your media contents from home PC with the hard drive. Yes, the 32GB onboard appears to be big. Another big advantage, why would you hope your tablet platform will include a skype app with its video? while you can easily have windows tablet, and download skype as usual, so easy choice!

Questions that people often ask in awe is, “do you really have the whole PC on that?”.

Funny enough, I went to look for a casing in best buy, and I saw an advisor promoting Xoom, iPad and other android tablets. I went there showed them how powerful a tablet with its Windows 7. I am pretty sure, they did not buy an iPad or Android tablet on that day, they should get this thing.

I do really wish that they put more efforts to make bigger promotion campaigns for these great Windows 7 tabs, they should push these tabs! All of us are tired of “oversized” tablets, we all want more, and this Iconia Tab W500 gives it.

Acer Iconia Tab W500 BZ467 10.1-Inch Tablet (Silver) – Specs and Features


  1. Silver Color
  2. 1.0GHz AMD Dual-Core Processor C-50 (with 1MB L2 Cache)
  3. 2GB DDR3-1333 SDRAM Memory
  4. 10.1″ WXGAActive Matrix TFT Color LCD LED-backlight Multi-touch Display (1280×800 resolution, Support Acer CrystalBrite)
  5. ATI Radeon HD 6250 Graphics Controller
  6. 32GB mSATA SSD Hard Drive
  7. Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit) Operating System
  8. 4x USB 2.0 Ports
  9. 1x HDMI port
  10. 1x RJ45 LAN Port
  11. Integrated Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN, Fast Ethernet Connectivity
  12. 2-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/SD Compatible)
  13. Size: 10.83 x 7.48 x 0.77 -inches
  14. Weight:3.48 lbs
  15. Features: Intregated Sound Card, built-in Microphone, a Microphone-in, a Headphone-out, built-in webcamera (2x), Acer FineTip Keyboard included.

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Iconia Tab W500 Review – Summary

Bottom line; Iconia Tab W500 is solid built, has bright and beautiful screen, very responsive touchscreen, and if you own it, you will see the difference between a gimmicky phone tablet and your “full PC” tablet.

Iconia Tab W500 is one of the new device generation, include a full Operating System on a device which is so portable and completely change the game.

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