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Re: Acer's Iconia Takes Its Turn in the Tablet Thunderdome
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2011-04-11 08:58:33
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Acer's Iconia Tab A500 tablet is now available for pre-order exclusively from Best Buy at $450. Consumers will be able to pre-order the device from other stores beginning April 14, Acer said. It will hit retailers' shelves and be generally available online April 24. The Iconia Tab A500 currently supports WiFi only, but Acer plans to unleash a 4G version this summer. The Iconia Tab A500 runs Android 3.0, aka "Honeycomb." It has a 10.1-inch multitouch screen, front- and rear-facing cameras, and support for Flash.

iPad vs Xoom - Acer?
Posted by: tktim 2011-04-12 23:00:22 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
iPad2 32 GB vs Xoom 32 GB (16GB Model on it's way)

RAM 512 MB iPad vs 1 Ghz Xoom
No USB port iPad (need external sd/usb adapters *) vs USB port Xoom
No SD Card slot iPad (need external sd/usb adapters *$29) vs SD Card slot Xoom
No HDMI output port iPad (need external adapter $39) vs HDMI output port Xoom
Screen 9.7 iPad vs 10.1 Xoom
Screen 1024 x 768 iPad vs 1280 x 800 Xoom
Screen ppi 132 iPad vs 150 Xoom
No Camera flash “bulb” iPad vs Camera flash “bulb” Xoom
Camera Rear less than 1 MP (0.92) iPad vs 5 MP Xoom
Camera Front less than 1 MP (0.7) iPad vs 2 MP Xoom
Speaker 1 iPad vs 2 Speakers Xoom
3G iPad vs 3G Xoom
No 4G iPad vs 4G LTE Xoom
No Barometer sensor iPad vs Barometer sensor Xoom
No Browser Tabs iPad vs Browser Tabs Xoom
No Adobe Flash Player iPad vs Adobe Flash Player Xoom
Requires iTunes even for file transfers iPad vs Normal file transfers – USB, SD card, etc. Xoom

Wifi Price 599+29+39=$667 iPad vs $599 Xoom
3G Price 729+29+39+$797 iPad vs $799 Xoom(3/4G LTE) (16GB Model on it's way)

Carry On: Tablet + 3 adapters (USB,SD,HDMI) iPad vs Tablet only Xoom
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