Acer Iconia Tab W500 Price in the Philippines, Features and Other Info: Although entertainment is probably the fundamental reason behind why anyone would care to buy a tablet computer nowadays, Acer took on the challenge of bringing forward an item that will also aid work efficiency alongside quality entertainment. The Acer Iconia Tab W500 is made for both mobile amusement and workflow productivity. This tablet computer from the Taiwanese computer company Acer Inc. offers both power and flexibility and all for a rational price.
Like the Asus Transformer Prime, the Acer Iconia Tab W500 has a dual design. The tablet computer has an optional keyboard dock so that when the keyboard add-on is plugged in, the whole thing can turn into a laptop. So for any drawn-out use of the keypad, you can opt for using the keyboard dock, or for executing mobile net browsing or any touch-based game and application, you can opt for just the tab.
The Acer Iconia Tab W500 is 275 x 190 x 15.95 mm as a tablet and 275 x 190 x 11/19.5 with the dock. It weighs 0.97 kg and an additional 0.61 kg with the keyboard dock. It is hence bulkier and much thicker than the iPad 2 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, but it has a smooth and rounded design on its edges that are good enough for a solid hold.
The Acer Iconia Tab W500 runs Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit as its operating system. This means that you don’t have to trouble yourself with looking for compatible apps in the market that would match any of the common applications when using the tab or syncing it with a personal computer.
Because the operating system is Windows-based, Acer had specifically designed a keyboard dock just for the Iconia Tab W500 that contains a rubber track ball at the center. The keyboard can be shipped together with the tablet for a price of $529. Without the keyboard, the tab alone costs only $449. One caution with using the keyboard dock though – the tab screen doesn’t fold forwards like a lid on a laptop and actually locks securely at the bottom.
The Acer Iconia Tab W500 runs on a 1 GHz AMD C-Series dual-core processor C-50 and AMD A50M Fusion Controller Hub chipset. It contains up to 2GB of DDR3 onboard system memory and has a solid state drive (SSD) worth 32 GB. There is a dedicated 256 MB system memory for the graphics. The Acer Iconia Tab W500 also has a 2-in-1 card-reader support for both SD cards, and storage cards with adapters. In addition, there are two full-size USB ports, an HDMI output, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a SIM slot, and a lock button. It also has ambient light sensors and G-sensors.
The Acer Iconia Tab W500 has a 10.1-inch HD display capable of 1280 x 800 resolution, which is not the capacitive type but with high-brightness and has an ACER spin off of 146 ppi CrystalBrite LED backlight TFT LCD. Colors are vivid with nice contrast and have high definition quality. It has an integrated touchscreen that supports finger touch and image auto rotation with a wide viewing angle of 80 degrees in all four directions, hence photo and graphics manipulation and touch application interactions wouldn’t be a problem.
The audio of the Acer Iconia Tab W500 is of an excellent quality owing to the Dolby Advance audio processing in its program. There are two built-in stereo speakers at the back that features high-definition support despite their tiny size. The Iconia Tab W500 also features Acer PureZone technology, which contains two built-in stereo microphones with beam forming, echo cancellation and noise suppression. Hence listening to music and watching movies or videos in the tablet/laptop are guaranteed to be enjoyable.
Aside from the sounds, the Acer Iconia Tab W500 also has the dual Acer Crystal Eye webcam that produces up to 1280×1024-pixel resolution that makes for quality video conferencing. Connectivity-wise, the Acer Iconia Tab W500 contains the full arsenal. It has WLAN support, WPAN / Bluetooth 3.0+HS and a fast Ethernet port on the dock for LAN.
The Acer Iconia Tab W500 comes with a variety of utilities aiding both entertainment and productivity. Among these are Adobe Flash player and Reader, McAfee Internet Security Suite, Microsoft Office Starter and a preloaded Microsoft Office 2010, Social Jogger, and Windows Live Essential.
The Acer Iconia Tab W500 runs on an embedded Acer PowerSmart long-life Li-ion battery that is said to support up to 1,000 cycles of charging. The battery life lasts up to 6 hours of continuous Internet browsing and 4 hours with 720 p video playback.
Acer Iconia Tab W500 Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 25,000.00 (with the keyboard dock); Php 21,000.00 (without the keyboard dock)
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