Android tablets are continuing their steady stream into the market, as OfficeMax has started selling Acer’s Iconia Tab A500 Honeycomb device. The wi-fi tablet from the Computer manufacturer is available at OfficeMax’s website for $449.99. Wondering if you should head on over to your local OfficeMax and pick this one up? Check out Chris Burns’ review of it here.
This makes OfficeMax the third major retailer to have the Iconia Tab available, coming in third behind Best Buy and Amazon. Acer’s honeycomb offering is unique in that it has a full sized USB port in addition to micro USB and HDMI-out ports. This is sure to come in handy once 3.1 comes to the Iconia Tab A500 this next month, allowing the tablet to act as a USB host, opening the way for USB storage and peripherals like game controllers.
Acer’s Iconia Tab A500 is very similar to offerings by Motorola, ASUS, and Samsung as far as Honeycomb tablets go, all featuring Tegra 2 processors and 10.1″ WXVGA screens. What Acer has over the others, especially with the addition of this new retailler is availability. With the Motorola Xoom costing $150 more than either the Iconia Tab or the Transformer, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 still awaiting a release date, and the ASUS Transformer still proving difficult to find, this could be the tablet for you.