Acer Iconia Tab A501

Specifications

Acer Iconia Tab A501Notebook: Acer Iconia Tab A501 (Iconia Tab Series)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 250
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.7kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Iconia Tab A501

ACER Iconia Tab A501 with 4G Review
Source: Slashgear English
Is this the tablet for you? Are you an ACER fan and just love the brushed aluminum design, or have you been waiting for a 3G/4G tablet that wont break the bank like the Xoom? While there is many tablets on the Android market that are thinner, prettier and even have 4G LTE the ACER Iconia Tab A501 is a complete package. ACER has spared nothing and offers outputs and connectivity, performance, portability and more all in a decently sleek package that is highly affordable. The ACER Iconia Tab A501 with AT&T 4G is priced at $329 with a new, two-year data agreement, or offered at $479 for the 16GB contract-free version. I don’t know about you but the HTC Jetstream and it’s $600+ price tag seems a bit much right about now.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2011
60% Acer Iconia Tab A501 (AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
The bottom line with the A501 is no different than the A500: It’s a good, solid tablet, with better-than-average support for media consumption, but there’s nothing spectacular about it—including its “4G” speeds. If you need a tablet with an always-on Internet connection, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the way to go, but if you can wait, you should; carriers are likely to offer more and more tablets in the coming months, hopefully with faster speeds than the A501.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2): In Tegra 3 SoC integrated ultra low power GPU. Depending on the model clocked at 300 to 400 MHz.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Tegra 250: SoC (System on a Chip) with a integrated Corex A9 Dual-Core, GeForce ULP and other dedicated subprocessors (Audio, Video).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.7 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Acer reviews


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Iconia Tab A200
Tegra 250, 0.71 kg
» Medion Lifetab P9514
Tegra 250, 0.8 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101G
Tegra 250, 0.7 kg
» Archos 101 G9
Tegra 250, 0.8 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 18382DG
Tegra 250, 0.75 kg
» Toshiba AT100-100
Tegra 250, 0.8 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad K1
Tegra 250, 0.75 kg
» Packard Bell Liberty Tab G100
Tegra 250, 0.8 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v
Tegra 250, 0.574 kg
» Motorola Xoom WiFi/UMTS
Tegra 250, 0.73 kg
» Hannspree Hannspad
Tegra 250, 0.8 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101
Tegra 250, 0.68 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Slider
Tegra 250, 0.976 kg
» Viewsonic ViewPad 10s
Tegra 250, 0.8 kg
» Motorola Xoom 3G
Tegra 250, 0.8 kg
» Viewsonic gTablet
Tegra 250, 0.7 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A500
Tegra 250, 0.75 kg
» Toshiba Tablet
Tegra 250, 0.8 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 10"
Tegra 250, 0.6 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10W
Tegra 250, 0.87 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10V
Tegra 250, 0.87 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10U
Tegra 250, 0.87 kg
» Advent Vega
Tegra 250, 0.7 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10K
Tegra 250, 0.86 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10Z
Tegra 250, 0.87 kg
» Toshiba Folio 100
Tegra 250, 0.76 kg
» Toshiba AC100
Tegra 250, 0.87 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Lenovo IdeaTab S2109
Tegra 250, 9.7", 0.6 kg
» Medion Lifetab P9516 32GB+3G
Tegra 250, 10", 0.767 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)