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Acer ICONIA TAB A500 vs Toshiba AT300

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Acer ICONIA TAB A500 Remove phone

Posted: 16 Feb 2011
Market Status: Released
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Toshiba AT300 Remove phone

Posted: 29 May 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.0.3, 3.2, 3.1, 3.0)Android (4.0) 
Dimensions10.24 x 6.97 x 0.52 inches (260 x 177 x 13.3 mm )10.26 x 7.04 x 0.35 inches (260.6 x 178.9 x 8.95 mm) 
Weight25.75 oz (730 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
20.81 oz (590 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
 
Display
Physical size10.1 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels1280 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

149 ppi149 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

LCDTFT 
Colors262 144  
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (29 fps)Yes 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels2 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

 NVIDIA Tegra 3 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Quad core, 1300 MHz 
Graphics processorYes2-core NVIDIA GPU  
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM1000 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBSD, SDHC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Stand-by time 7.0 days (168 hours)
the average is 32 days (763 h)
 
Capacity3260 mAh  
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPSGPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR3.0 
Wi-FiYes802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB HostMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)Micro HDMI (Type D) 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
Notifications Flight mode, Silent mode 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 

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