Acer Iconia W500 tablet now available

Acer’s first AMD Fusion-powered tablet now available in the States for $650
Allen Ngo,

Previously announced for a UK and European release, the Acer Iconia W500 tablet is now ready for stateside customers.

The 10.1-inch W500 carries a 1280x800 resolution display, a 1GHz AMD Fusion C-50 processor, integrated Radeon HD 6250 graphics, 2GB RAM, 32 GB SSD, front and rear facing cameras, and runs Windows 7 Home Premium. The processor and OS alone should be enough to distinguish the tablet from the massive influx of Android-based systems currently in the market. In fact, the W500 is Acer’s first tablet powered by an AMD Fusion APU.

Overall, the 2.14 lbs (.95kg) and 0.6 inch (1.52cm) thick tablet should last up to 6 hours of normal use with its 6-cell battery and 4 hours on HD video playback.

The Iconia W500 should not be confused with the Android-equipped Iconia A500. The latter is expected to come sometime this second quarter for the U.S. under the AT&T network.

The tablet, including its proprietary keyboard dock, can be bought together for $650 on Amazon


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Allen Ngo, 2011-04-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.