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Acer ICONIA TAB A500 available for pre-order at Best Buy, costs $500 for the Wi-Fi-only version

0. phoneArena posted on 08 Apr 2011, 09:51

Acer may not be the most renowned of all mobile manufacturers, but its ICONIA TAB A500 tablet certainly looks promising...

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posted on 08 Apr 2011, 10:00

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

I wonder if there will be a review on this tab from phonearena

posted on 08 Apr 2011, 11:09 1

2. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)

Acer should have learned from Motorola in regards to its pricing. The idea is to compete with the ipad and soon the Samsung Galaxy 2 Tablet. In my opinion $500 bucks for an Acer tablet is about $200 too much. I'd rather buy a competitors model.

posted on 08 Apr 2011, 11:33

3. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Well, on the positive side, it seems like a total Xoom clone in hardware specs, but cheaper. I agree though, I figured Acer, not being such a name brand, would drop the price a bit to pick up sales. Many people if they were choosing between the Moto and the Acer would probably pay the extra 50 bux for the moto to get the "name brand" to be safe. $400 would probably have been a great pricepoint for it, i think anyways. At least if it doesnt sell a lot, we can expect quick price drops.

posted on 08 Apr 2011, 18:06

4. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

extra 50 bucks? What are you talking about? There's a 150$ price gap here. 449.99 for the Acer, 599.99 for the Xoom. The Xoom does have 32gb instead of 16gb, but Im sure you can buy a 16gb card for about 50$, meaning that you save abou 100$ with the Acer, IF you have to have that extra 16GB.

And Acer isnt the best brand or anything like that, but they are the #1 selling brand for laptops and netbooks, its not like they are an unheard of brand.

posted on 08 Apr 2011, 18:18

5. cheetah2k (Posts: 1746; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

The Xoom wifi is available for $579 in some locations, and cheaper on ebay.

I've owned Acer laptops and the quality is always pretty ordinary. I've handled the Xoom last week, and to be honest the build quality is 2nd to none. So, I definitely would rather get the Moto Xoom, especially when it comes with 32Gb onboard.

I really want a 900/2100Mhz EU 3G version on the Xoom though - and Moto are taking their sweet fekking time releasing it. At this rate Samsung will have their 10.1" competitor here in Australia - this may also be something to watch out for

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