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Acer Iconia A500

The Iconia A500 gives the most bang for the buck of any tablet. Since it is not supported with endless updates by Acer, its price is most affordable. There is, however, a great deal of support through the network of users and developers found through the most basic search.

With USB, MicroUSB, HDMI and docking ports, there is sufficient connectivity to serve a multitude of roles. The Micro SD card allows the tablet to be reconfigured at a moment's notice as a navigation platform, video system, gaming system or for other duty.

Available Android software is extensive, and useful.

You can spend a lot more and get a lot less.
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Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: jewsfortruth

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More than a tablet

Expandable memory, HDMI port which is a true asset because most tablets don't have this feature. It also has a USB port which means connecting the tablet to your TV or other electronics to watch movies or videos makes it a snap. The quick responsive touch screen makes maneuvering through your favorite apps easy. It's not as lightweight as the other tablets and the slightly curved back makes it easier to hold. Overall it is a good buy and with proper care will last a long time I've had mine I've had one for about 4 years and I bought this one as a gift.Read full review...

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Good, except that it was 'rooted' before previous owner

Nice tablet, needs newer OS. After some education, I loaded it with Android 4.0. It works just fine. Nice & solid. Truly a good purchase. It is now my testing model. It is heavy, mostly metal. Has pretty good speed for an older model, & 16 Gb internal storage is a great start.Read full review...

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: gadgettoys4u

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broken what?

When my first acer quit, I held on to it, instead of running it over
with the car, I knew it was a 50/50 chance in fixing it, I made the
purchase, and the gamble paid off, a little soldering, swapping
front camera, factory reset because of contents left on it
now working new owner very very happy, thanks
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Verified purchase: Yes | Sold by: gadgetgrave

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Acer Iconia A500

Still the best tablet on the market. This is my second one and will get a third one when this one goes after years of total abuse. My first one is in pieces and it still works so imagine what would happen if you take care of yours......Read full review...

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Acer Iconia A500

This item looks new and it came with a charger and leather case. My sons other Iconia tablet got dropped and shattered so when he opened this up for Christmas he was super excited. So far everything is great on it. It was a great price and his smile is priceless. Thanks.Read full review...

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: h290353

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Great tablet for work or just to play games and watch movies

The Acer Iconia Tab A500-10S16u provides the ultimate tablet experience with a gleaming 10.1" touch-screen and attention grabbing metallic design fueled by top-of-the-line technology and the latest build of Android "Honeycomb" OS. The A500 delivers powerful tablet performance and effortless multimedia enjoyment in a flash! Have fun with Google Apps like Google Movies and Google Music, connect to social networks, play full-version games in console-quality, browse the Web in accelerated speeds and so much more. Read full review...

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I like my Acer tablet!

I have enjoyed using my tablet. I don't use it much but for looking at my emails, a little web surfing, and games. It serves it's purpose. The touch screen is much better than I expected; very sensitive. Wifi connects quickly to the internet. I have a case with a keyboard, but the keyboard that pops up on the screen is sufficient. I recommend this table for a novice like myself.Read full review...

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This is an absolutley wonderful product that I will buy again and again.

The android operating system is easy to use. My 9 year old son uses it to study, read, and of course play games. My six year old daughter has played with hers since the day I bought it without fail. Turning off the internet is simple as well as password protecting the internet to keep from outside purchases. I love my tablet and use it for just about everything. I have owned it for 4 years and just recently bought my son another one for his birthday. I have never had a problem with it. I will buy another one when this one finally gives out or I just want a newer model.Read full review...

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Positively Iconia

I decided that I really was not using my laptop for more than surfing and e-mail. So I sold my laptop and decided to buy a tablet. While I like the IPad, it is relatively expensive. I found a good deal on a refurbished tablet through EBay and am happy with my purchase.

As a long time (before Windows) user of the Microsoft operating systems, it took a bit of learning to figure out what Android was doing. I'm still learning. In the meantime, I have downloaded a lot of apps and can use the tablet for everything from word processing to surfing.

I've used voice recognition and it works well as long as you do not talk too fast. I've taken pictures which were quite good although I am not abandoning my digital camera.

I've added a 32Gb SD card and have loaded material through USB. I am very pleased to have a full size USB connector which seems to work flawlessly. Battery life is about 8 hours of continuous use although I really have not taken the time to explore the life with and without WiFi. I do wish the battery was user replaceable but not too many tablets batteries are.

We have a wireless network in our house and the tablet sometimes disconnects from it. I am still not sure if it is the tablet or my router. I suspect the tablet since my son and family have no trouble using the wireless network when they visit. This is a minor irritant but one which can be easily corrected by disconnecting the tablet from the WiFi network and then reconnecting it.

The tablet is fast which is probably true for most of the tablets using this dual core processor. The screen is crisp and is responsive to touch using my finger or a stylus. I recommend using a stylus which diminishes fingermarks considerably.

I bought a case made for the Iconia and it works well. In fact, most everything works as it is supposed to. Whether buying a refurbished item was the right thing to do, I don't know. I do know it saved a lot of money and the item I received can not be distinguished from new. All the original software was on the tablet and upgrades have come through quite well. The operating system and other upgrades have come through with little trouble.

I like the Iconia and the only problems I have found so far have been minor.
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