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Acer ICONIA TAB A501

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Posted: 16 Feb 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTablet  
OSAndroid (3.2, 3.0)  
Dimensions10.24 x 6.97 x 0.52 inches (260 x 177 x 13.3 mm )  
Weight25.75 oz (730 g)
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
  
Display
Physical size10.1 inches  
Resolution1280 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 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.

LCD  
Colors262 144  
TouchscreenMulti-touch  
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor  
Camera
Camera5 megapixels  
FlashLED  
FeaturesAutofocus  
CamcorderYes  
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing camera2 megapixels  
Hardware
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-A9  
Graphics processorYes  
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 RAM  
Built-in storage16 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Capacity3260 mAh  
Not user replaceableYes  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
SpeakersStereo speakers  
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS  
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.

A-GPS  
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR  
Wi-FiYes  
USBUSB 2.0  
ConnectormicroUSB  
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host  
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)  
OtherComputer sync, OTA sync  
Other features
Additional microphone/sfor Noise cancellation  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass  
OtherVoice recording  
Availability
Officially announced22 Mar 2011  

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