Iconia Tab A500 Tablet

 
 
 

 


 
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Iconia Tab A500 from Acer


The Acer Iconia Tab A500 tablet offers a huge 10.1-inch multi-touch screen for accurate finger-tip control for applications, games and entertainment. The tablet provides an enhanced level of performance with its NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile 1GHz dual-core processor and integrated GeForce™ GPU that lets customers enjoy HD gaming, 1080p video and faster browsing, as well as running multiple applications, digital media playback and flash-based sites, games and applications. It is built with  the Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system, which delivers the flexibility to customize your experience.

Connectivity
 WiFiInfoWiFiA localized wireless internet connection standard that operates in the 2.4 GHz band. Most WiFi implementations support the b and g standards (at 11 Mbps and 55 Mbps maximum data rates respectively). The newer n standard offers up to 110 Mbps in some situations, with compatible equipment.802.11 b/g/n  
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 DNLAInfoDNLADigital Living Network Alliance refers to the ability to connect and transfer content to a another DNLA device. For example, on a mobile device, stored music, photos and videos could appear on a DNLA equipped receiver or TV.yes  
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 BluetoothInfoBluetoothThis is an open-standard used to transfer audio and data over very short distances on the 2.4 GHz band. Version 2.0 and 2.1 include EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) for faster data rates over the version 1 standard. Depending on the implementation and power level it may be designed to operate over distances of 3 feet to 300 feet. Version 2.x uses a data rate of 3 Mbps, and version 3.0 uses 24 Mbps.2.1 + EDR  
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 InfraredInfoInfraredThis very low speed communication method is typically used for the direct line-of-site operation of other remote devices.no  
Power and Battery
 Battery typeLithium Ion Polymer  
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 Battery capacityInfoBattery capacityWhile mildly interesting, without knowing the current draw (which changes greatly depending on what functions are active) it does not provide any indication of how long the device will run.3260 mAH 
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 Run timeInfoRun timeThis is a very rough estimate by the manufacturer of how long the device functions starting with a full charge. Your milage will vary!8.0 hours 
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 Charging CableDoes not charge via USB connection  
Operating System
 Android version3.0  
Multimedia Formats
 AudioInfoAudioThe audio/music formats that the device supports.EAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA  
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 VideoInfoVideoThe video formats that the device supports, although the frame rate is not normally stated. Older slow devices may not handle the full 30 frames per second (fps) that most formats support.H.263, H.264, MP4, Xvid  
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 HTMLInfoHTMLThis is the list of any special HTML formats, such as HTML5 (a new improved browser format), or support for Adobe's Flash reader.Flash, HTML5  
Physical
 WeightInfoWeightThis is the weight of the device with a standard battery. It does not include a case cover or other optional attachments.27.0 ounces 
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 Width10.2 inches 
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 Height7.0 inches 
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 Depth0.5 inches 
Manufacturer
 Acer 
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 Iconia Tab A500 Product Page 
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 Release Date24-Apr-2011  
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 Price (WiFi only)*$ 449.99  
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 * Prices may have discounts or rebates and may vary
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  16 GB model, $499.99 for 32 GB
 
 
Display
 ScreenInfoScreenThis is the screen size measured diagonally.10.1 inches 
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 Screen resolutionInfoScreen resolutionThis is the number of pixel dots that appear on the screen - horizontal x vertical.1280 x 800 pixels 
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 Screen technologyInfoScreen technologyThe type of display, typically LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) or eInk. There are a number of LCD variations, such as TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) or OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode).TFT LCD  
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 Touch screenyes  
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 Touch screen typeInfoTouch screen typeTypically either Resistive or Capacitive technologies are used. Capacitive is more sensitive than Resistive. Devices so noted also include Multi-touch, where gestures using two fingers are detected.Multi-Touch Capacitive  
Memory
 Internal RAMInfoInternal RAMRandom Access Memory.1 GB 
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 Internal StorageInfoInternal StorageThis is the flash memory internal to the device. On a few devices, the internal memory can be expanded. Note that the operating system and pre-loaded applications will consume a poriton of this memory.16 GB 
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 External TypeMicro SD Card  
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 External Storage (max)32 GB 
Hardware
 ProcessorNVIDIA Tegra 2  
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 Processor speedInfoProcessor speedThe speed of the processor provides a very rough idea of performance between devices using the same processor type and same number of cores.1 GHz 
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 Processor coresInfoProcessor coresMultiple cores can significantly increase the devices performance when matched to an OS that support multiple cores. Android versions 2.4 & 3.0 and later support multi-cores, while older OS versions will only use a single core.2  
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 USB Version2.0 (with 2 ports)  
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 Keyboard TypeVirtual  
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 Video OutputInfoVideo OutputVideo is output via a cable. Standards that may be supported include HDMI, a High-Definition Multimedia Interface; Component connecting via 3 RCA jacks; S-video; or Composite (via 1 low-definition RCA jack). If not stated, it is assumed the device only outputs Composite in low-definition.1080P micro-HDMI (720P until June-2011 update)  
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 FM RadioInfoFM RadioWhen equiped, the FM radio allows you to listen to FM radio stations. Normally FM radio only works while headphones are attached, as the headphone wires are also used as the FM antenna.no  
Location
 GPSInfoGPSDevices with Global Positioning System support use a satellite-based navigation system to identify your current position and altitude.yes  
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 AccelerometerInfoAccelerometerAn accelerometer detects device movement and how fast the movement changes.yes  
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 GyroscopeInfoGyroscopeA gyroscope detects the position of the device, not the location. It is typically used in applications and games to detect how the device is being held.yes  
Camera
 Primary Camera5.0 MegaPixels 
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 FlashInfoFlashUnless otherwise stated, devices with flash have a single LED flash, only suitable for close distances.yes  
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 Auto-focusInfoAuto-focusThis allows the device to automatically adjust the focus.yes  
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 Videoyes  
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 Front Facing Camera2.0 MegaPixels 
Sensors
 Ambient LightInfoAmbient LightThe ambient light sensor increases the display brightness when the ambient light is high, and conversely lowers the brightness in a reduce lighting situation. This improves viewing comfort while helping to conserve battery power.yes  
More Features
 
  • Optional Full-size keyboard
  • Optional Docking Station with IR 
  • Alternative version available with 32 MB internal RAM
  • One USB port full size, one is Micro USB