The Acer Iconia Tab W500 is bucking the current tablet trend by opting for an operating system other than Google´s Android. There have been many critics of Microsoft´s touch sensitive version of Windows, Windows 7, which they claim is still based on the old principles of mouse and keyboard interaction. While it has been claimed that some of the icons on Windows 7 are too small to be put to good use on such a device, Windows 7 has the benefit of being easy to use for the many people already familiar with Microsoft´s operating system. It also provides a lot of freedom and functionality than other operating systems that have been designed for tablet use.
Windows 7 is also a great asset on the Iconia Tab when you consider the additional docking port that is available for it. This is a feature quite unique to the Iconia Tab, in that it allows you to transform the tablet device into a more familiar laptop like device. With this you can be afforded with a physical keyboard and mouse as an alternative means of operating the tablet.
The Acer Iconia Tab W500 has some excellent hardware power behind it including a dual core processor, 2GB RAM and hardware acceleration for graphics. The Iconia Tab comes with Wi-Fi for web connection and 3G is available on some models. There are also two 1.3 megapixel cameras, one on the front for video calling and one on the back for traditional usage.
With a 10″ screen the Iconia Tab is in the larger range of tablet devices with a spacious screen that makes it ideal for video and web entertainment. Running on capacitive technology the Iconia Tab comes with support for multitouch input gestures as well.
Along with running Windows 7 the Iconia Tab comes with some of Acer´s software installed too. This includes Acer Ring, which provides a much more touch friendly means of loading applications, and SocialJogger, which can pool information from all of your social network accounts like Facebook and twitter.
The Acer Iconia Tab W500 is an excellent tablet device with a spacious screen making it ideal for all forms of visual entertainment and web browsing, and the device really stands out for its additional laptop docking port that can provide you with a means of interaction that is not available on other tablet devices. The physical keyboard available with the docking port should compensate for the claims made by some that they find some icons on the Windows 7 OS too small for proper finger use.
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