Long battery life100% agree
Good value100% agree
Good quality screen90% agree
Acer Iconia A500
Here are the pros and cons of the Acer A500.
Cons: Very heavy unit, weighs around 5 lbs. Not the type of Tablet you lay around the couch and use. Thickness of the unit makes it hard to find a aftermarket cover/case. Ended up buying a Acer OEM fit case, the one I wanted did not fit. Screen pixel ratios is not very good, screen is not crisp or sharp. The picture quality is very foggy when you use camera. 5MP camera is very disappointing, took a couple of pictures for fun just to see and it was not worth using anymore.
The operating system is outdated on it as well (Honeycomb). There is a 'Acer Enhancement App" on in Play Store but it does not pertain to the Operating system on the A500 series. Also I tried more than several attempts to Upgrade the operating system with a new one. Still did not take, kept telling me Android errors and such. If you have money you could probably send it to someone tech savvy to upgrade.
A lot of apps at the play store will not load on it as well saying, 'Operating system does not support new version". Most likely most of the Apps you use wont function on this unit. Would suggest getting it if you plan to have the system upgraded by a professional.
Pros: Nice large screen to view movies. The slots on the side are useful as well. You can plug in a full size Thumb drive for adding things to your tablet. There is Micro HDMI port to plug in to your TV or Computer screen to watch movies( cord sold separately). The price for it is reasonable for a older unit with a outdated operating system.
Moral to my review would be unless you are very Android Tech savvy or you want to buy this for a child as cheap entertainment. Look for a Acer tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich operating system or higher. It will cost more for it but you will be happier.Read full review...
Verified purchase: No
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.Read full review...
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: jewsfortruth
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...
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: malanjoyner
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...
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
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
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...
When playing any game... it often get frozen.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: jdenton1977
awesome tablet with great price
I did a ton of research on this tablet and still had many pleasant surprises when it arrived. Its a solid computer that's not that much heavier than the others (no matter what others say). It was less than half the cost of the I pad 2 and besides the fact I pad has more apps, this thing can do everything it can. The front camera is 5 megabits and takes surprisingly good pictures. Video isn't HD but still darn good. Speakers are good enough to listen to music, it has voice activation for websites and searches, and the screen is very quick to the touch. In fact, I am writing this review on it now.
GPS was a little slow to start but as others said use the first time outside, and then its very qui/k to fix after that. I spent ten bucks on maps and took it on a 300 mile trip. It was spot on for every mile.
The only things I don't like is that the micro SD card reader slot is hard to use, but if you are going to just use it for extra hard drive space, its great because everything plays flawlessly from the card.
The other thing is that it doesn't recognize my Sony HD files from the handycam.
But all and all this is z great tablet. Its battery life is about eight hours with multiple programs running! I think I read somewhere that it has two batteries.
Would recommend highly!Read full review...
Great Honeycomb Tablet with nice build quality for a Great price.
I got this shortly after Thanksgiving because it was an amazing deal.
The more i play with it and use it the more of an amazing deal it is. This can do everything an Ipad can do and so much more...
Can you expand the storage capacity via SD card on an Ipad nope, well you can with this Tablet.
Does the Ipad have a FULL USB port, nope, well this tablet does.
I love the build quality on this tablet and especially the Brushed Aluminum back.
In my opinion the only downside to this tablet is the weight, its not a deal breaker by any means but if it were just a bit lighter it would easily be a home run of a device.
if you are looking for a great Honeycomb Tablet with good software at an affordable price this is the one for you.Read full review...