Acer Iconia Tab W500 32GB available in Philippines for Php28,990
Published on August 24th, 2011
Acer Iconia Tab W500, the Windows 7 Tablet, now available in the Philippines
Acer Iconia Tab W500 32GB is now available in local stores in Philippines for a suggested retail price of only Php 28,990. It also comes with a keyboard dock “transforming” it to a netbook.
The Iconia Tab W500 is not to be confused with Iconia Tab A500. The A500 is an Android based table while the W500 is the Windows version of the said tablet. But unlike Iconia Tab A500, the W500 version packs more punch under its hood.
The Acer Iconia Tab W500 has 2GB DDR3 RAM instead of 1GB DDR2 in A500. It’s powered by an AMD C-50 1GHz dual core processor with 1MB L2 Cache. It runs on Windows 7 Home Premium with MS Starter 2010 edition.
Acer Iconia Tab W500 full specifications
|W x H x D||27.4 x 1.5 x 19.3 cm|
|Type||TFT-LCD Capacitive Touch Screen|
|Colors & Resolution||16Million Colors & 1280 x 800 pixels|
|Input/ User Interface||Multi-Touch, Acer Fine Track, Acer Ring, Chiclet Keyboard Dock|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit OS|
|CPU||AMD 1GHz C-Series Processor C-50, 256MB of AMD Radeon HD 6250 Graphics|
|Storage Capacity||32GB SSD|
|Rear Camera||1.3 Megapixels, 1280 x 1024 pixels|
|Secondary||1.3 Megapixels, 1280 x 1024 pixels|
|Data||GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA|
|Bluetooth & USB||v2.1 with A2DP Stereo & v2.0 Micro USB|
|Headset||3.5mm stereo headset jack|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Video Formats||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, MMV|
|Audio Formats||MP3, WMA, AMR, OGG, AAC, AAC+, WAV|
|Battery||Li-Ion Standard Battery|
|Video Playback Time||Up to 6 Hours|
|Other Features||10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet, HDMI port, 1080p HD video playback capability, SocialJogger app, Touch Browser, My Journal apps, Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD3), OpenCL 1.1, OpenGL 3.1, OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range (HDR) technology, Shader Model 5.0, Microsoft DirectX 11, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter integration|
For a price of Php 28,990 and considering the hardware built into this piece of gadget, I say it’s quite reasonable. But in terms of OS, I’m not sure how a windows-based tablet will fare with an Android based tablet or Apple’s iOS.
Android and Apple’s iOS have been dominating the tablet and smartphone market for quite some time now. Windows was not so popular with smartphones. And you could already see Windows-based tablet PC on the market as early as last year (as far as I can remember). However they were not popular at all. People would still consider a laptop or netbook/notebook that runs on Windows.
What do you think? Would the W500 have a chance on the market?