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.

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acer iconia tab w500 specifications

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.

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Acer Iconia Tab W500 full specifications

Dimensions 
W x H x D27.4 x 1.5 x 19.3 cm
Weight970 grams
Form FactorTouch-Tablet
Display
TypeTFT-LCD Capacitive Touch Screen
Size10.1 inches
Colors & Resolution16Million Colors & 1280 x 800 pixels
Input/ User InterfaceMulti-Touch, Acer Fine Track, Acer Ring, Chiclet Keyboard Dock
System Properties
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 32-bit OS
CPUAMD 1GHz C-Series Processor C-50, 256MB of AMD Radeon HD 6250 Graphics
Storage Capacity32GB SSD
Expandable MemoryNO
Camera
Rear Camera1.3 Megapixels, 1280 x 1024 pixels
Secondary1.3 Megapixels, 1280 x 1024 pixels
Video Recordingsupported
Connectivity
DataGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
Bluetooth & USBv2.1 with A2DP Stereo & v2.0 Micro USB
Headset3.5mm stereo headset jack
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
GPSA-GPS
3Gsupported
Video FormatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, MMV
Audio FormatsMP3, WMA, AMR, OGG, AAC, AAC+, WAV
BatteryLi-Ion Standard Battery
Video Playback TimeUp to 6 Hours
Other Features10/100 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
Colors AvailabilityBlack

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.

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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?

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