"Great W7 Tablet for really mobile computing!"4.0 starson by rodfarthing
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!