Acer Iconia Tab A500 deal at Best Buy

May 2, 2011
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Best Buy is featuring the Acer Iconia Tab A500 in their weekly sales circular and at a pretty good price, too. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet is on sale for just under $450, cheaper than Motorola's XOOM, which is selling for around $600, WiFi only. It's also available now at that price, while the slightly cheaper EeePad Transformer (at $400) won't be out for another few weeks. And with our earlier report that users can root the Iconia (with a step by step guide included), the time is ripe to ask the question ... why wait?

Specs on the Iconia A500 include a 10.1 inch screen with 1280x800 resolution. It's powered by a dual core 1Ghz processor running Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Storage wise, the A500 sports 1 GB of RAM and 16GB of external storage via the microSD slot. And the A500 has dual cameras - a front facing 2MP model for video chat, as well as a rear facing 5MP. And of course, it has all the usual WiFi and Bluetooth capability.

Now of course, it doesn't have the nifty the keyboard dock with extra battery like the Transformer. But you can't have everything. The Iconia, however, is shipping now, and Best Buy looks to move them at that price. And you know the old saying ... he who hesitates is lost.

[via Wireless Goodness]


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  • Anonymous

    Small correction. The ASUS Transformer was released last week. It’s just really hard to find at the moment.

    Nice thing about the Acer A500 is the full sized and micro USB ports right on the tablet.

  • http://twitter.com/geeknik geeknik

    I bought this tablet on Friday. Had to exchange it on Saturday due to a screen defect. Other than that small problem, I’m digging this tablet. =)

    There is an error in your post. You say “16GB of external storage via the microSD slot” however, the tablet has 16GB of internal storage and it supports up to 32GB of external storage via the microSD slot. =)

  • http://twitter.com/geeknik geeknik

    I bought this tablet on Friday. Had to exchange it on Saturday due to a screen defect. Other than that small problem, I’m digging this tablet. =)

    There is an error in your post. You say “16GB of external storage via the microSD slot” however, the tablet has 16GB of internal storage and it supports up to 32GB of external storage via the microSD slot. =)

  • Iconia_no_Deal

    It was selling at $449 from the day it was launched (Apr 20). Not sure what the deal is about!

  • bellajules

    Thinking about buying an ACER tablet A500-do you need to put anti virus on?

  • Marctca

    got it for 399.00$ staplers (canada)

  • Antonio

    acer a500 on line for&375.00 free shipping

  • Devang Rughani

    We need urgently old or new, in good condition. model must be from below mentioned with
    android OS

    Acer
    • A500 (Picasso)

    Asus
    • Eee Pad (EeePad)
    • Transformer TF101 (TF101)

    Foxconn
    • Commtiva-HD710 (hd710)

    Dell
    • Streak 10 Pro (Streak10Pro)

    HTC
    • EVO 3D (shooter)
    • PH4100 (kingdom)
    • Sensation 4G (pyramid)
    • Nexus One (Passion)

    LG
    • Optimus Pad (v909)
    • Optimus 2X (p990)

    Motorola
    • Xoom (Stringray, Wingray, Wifi_hubble, umts_everest, umts_hubble)

    Samsung
    • Galaxy A (archer)
    • Galaxy Ace (SHW-M240S)
    • Galaxy S (SHW-M190S)
    • Galaxy Tab (P7500, P7510)
    • Nexus S (Crespo, Crespo4g)

    Toshiba
    • AT100 (Tostab03)