"Great tablet!!!"on by shill123
Pros Very fast. Replaced an EXOPC Slate that seemed sluggish
Cons Seems heavy when you have the docking station abnd tablet together
Pros Acer's use of Windows 7 home premium alllows for a familiar interface capable of utilizing software unavailable for other OS'. Windows 7 is by far the most tablet friendly version yet, and we can reasonably anticipate that this functionality will only imp
Cons No easy to access app library such as the Apple app store. While all programs can function with the touch interface, relatively few built around it. Keyboard does not lock into unit securely, making it necessary to removethe accessory before moving the un
Summary A great tablet which allows for great functionality while also giving one the tools to allow for exceptional productivity. Bundled keyboard actually quite good, despite unsecure design. All in all an excellent tablet for those looking for a unit which will allow them to work well, while also giving them the multimedia tools to make it a viable entertainment device.
Pros Responsive screen, decent battery life (5 to 6 hours), better than average video, full range of Windows software
Cons On-screen keyboard sometimes inconsistent, physical keyboard dock sometimes a pain to work with
Summary I have used the Acer Iconia W500 for about three weeks now. Having been an IOS user (Ipad 1, IPOD Touch 4G) and an Android Tablet User (Nook Color w/Honeycomb and Viewsonic Gtablet running Gingerbread), I have to say that I really prefer the W500. There are no compromises regarding software. What runs on my Win 7 laptop, runs as well on this tablet. I find that I use the keyboard dock less and less, and even have taken to travel without it! The virtual keyboard generally works well, although for some reason it is MUCH better with IE9 than Chrome or Firefox. The battery life does not match the other tablets I have had, but that is a small trade off to have to play "..is there an app for that?" Overall, it runs most things I need it to run, connects well with all WIFI I have thrown at it, plays video without lag, and has a pleasant readable screen. Would I like double the battery life? Absolutely, but that is a compromise I can make (side note: with sporadic use, using balanced power settings, I can go a day without charging). Makes me look forward to Windows 8!
Pros Screen looks great, keyboard is easy to use, no problem using all of the applications that I need to use on a daily basis, USB and HDMI ports, SD Card and micro SIM card slots. Overall, a great tablet.
Cons Memory - although this really isn't an issue because of the ability to use SD cards.
The only real Con is that it is a little top heavy when the tablet is docked on the keyboard.
Summary Let me preface this by saying that I am a huge gadget person. I currently own an iPad, a Pandigital eReader and the Iconia W500. I've also had 2 / 3 other brands of tablets in the past. I also have had an Android phone, and currently have an iPhone.
I was waiting for a WIN tablet that was responsive, had decent battery life and could perform the tasks that I need it to. The W500 exceeds my expectations and I find myself using it far more than my 17" laptop. I haven't picked up my iPad since getting this tablet. No longer do I have to worry about what I can and cannot do on my tablet because this does everything I need it to.
The reviewer in the video makes it sound like docking and undocking the tablet is a chore. It takes less than a minute to dock and undock the tablet from the keyboard. And no, it didn't take me all day to figure it out or to become efficient at it.
With that being said, I just think that everyone blasts Windows tablets for no concrete reason, except that they don't liike them. We use a lot of Windows tablet devices at work and have had no real issue with them. Now that I have found my WIN tablet, I can move on to a WIN phone.
If you're on the bubble about purchasing this tablet, it's well worth the buy.
Pros 1 Price $549.99
2 Build Quality
3 2 Gigs of system mem
4 Add on keyboard included
5 1080p HD Plays Smooth
Cons 1 Only 32 gigs of storage
2 Attaching keyboard is weak not very secure
Summary I have had this now for several days and I have to say I am very very impressed with the unit. I was looking for a new tablet I already have an Ipad first gen and was thingking about something not apple. Honeycomb was looking good but for the same price of a 16 gig Asus Transformer I got a 32 gig system running Win 7. Of course flash is no problem and the web viewing is great. I really like the feel of the unit in my hand. The touch response is great I have a lot of experence using a windows base touch system I have 4 other units 3 with win xp and 1 with win 7 all use a pen so this is the first unit I have that uses a finger and is multi touch. Sound on the unit is pretty good it is loud enough and the unit does not get warm to the touch at all. I have installed only 1 game on it so far and it plays very smooth (Empire Earth). I know it is not the latest but I want to see how it played.
The limited storage space makes you think about all installs. The system arrived with just 17 gigs of free space to use on the ssd I am trying to find what bloat wear is installed so I can get more space. Next I paln to install Office to see how it performs. I will update the review as I work with the system.