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Acer confirms prices and dates for Iconia Tab W500 and A500 tablets

Prices to range from $700 to over $800 beginning April 8th

Prices and release dates for the Iconia Tab W500 and A500 have been a mystery until today when Acer finally confirmed launch dates in the UK and Europe for both devices. Both tablets will see a simultaneous release on April 8th.

The 10.1-inch Iconia Tab W500 is expected to sell for $726 (512) at launch. For those wanting 3G connectivity, a 3G-enabled version of the same tablet will be available on the same day, for $855 (603). Exactly which carriers will support the W500 is still unknown, but Acer is very close to striking a network deal according to SlashGear. Additionally, a specialized keyboard dock will be available to create more of a netbook experience with the tablet.

Meanwhile, the 10.1-inch Iconia Tab A500 will also sell for $726 (512). While the tablet won’t be getting its own keyboard dock or 3G capabilities at release, it will support optional Bluetooth keyboards as needed.

The W500 will be powered by an AMD C-50 processor with Radeon HD 6250 graphics, have 2GB RAM, and run Windows 7 Home Premium. If Windows isn’t your preference, the A500 will sport Android 3.0 with a 1GHz Tegra 2 processor instead.

In the U.S., AT&T announced a 4G-ready version of the Iconia Tab A500 just yesterday, which should see a release this summer.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-03-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)