Acer Iconia Tab W500 review: an adaptable Windows 7 tablet

The included keyboard dock gives this tablet the flexibility to imitate a laptop, but it also introduces considerable bulk.

By Michelle Mastin, PC World |  Hardware, Acer, hardware

The Acer Iconia Tab W500 is great for someone who wants the familiarity of Windows, or who wants to do Windows-based work occasionally. It excels at audio and video playback, but you'll need an SD Card to store that media on because it has limited built-in storage. This tablet is faster than an average netbook, and you can remove the screen and use it as a responsive touch tablet. The main drawbacks are the bulk that comes with the hardware requirements of Windows, and the battery life that is more in line with a regular laptop than with what we've come to expect from ARM-based tablets.

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