Acer Iconia W500 Tab Coming To UK: Keyboard Dock Instrumental?

Are you in the market for a new tablet device, but are trying to steer away from the popular iPad 2? Then it may be worth a look at Acer’s up and coming Iconia series including Windows 7, which will be the W500, A500 and A100 which are all packing a pretty impressive specs listing. As pocketlint reported today, the 3 on offer will be making their way to the UK market in the not so distant future.

First seen at the big MWC event in Barcelona last month, the 3 devices particularly the W500 have lots to offer potential customers, and its this very device we wanted to give you further information on. What makes this tablet come netbook unique to the other 2 is the introduction of a keyboard dock.

In terms of features, the tablet will include a 10.1-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, with a fully sized keyboard, giving you the benefit of either having it with or without the dock. Also for your money, you will get a 1GHz AMD C-50 dual-core processor, ADM Radeon HD6250 GPU, 32GB SSD drive and 2GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI, USB connections with battery life being in the region of between 4 and 6 hours.

As pocketlint stated, although on appearance and when holding, the device is somewhat heavy, the actual docking keyboard is reported as being lightweight, and easily connects together with a plug in type action.

If this with the 2 separate parts is ticking the boxes for you, then it can be bought for £529 as a whole package, £449 for the tablet and £89.99 for the keyboard from April 8th, with a 3G model being available in May for £579.

Retailers within the UK include John Lewis, Harrods, HMV and so on.

Are you swayed by Acer’s W500? Give us your thoughts on it and whether you think the price is reasonable?

  • http://twitter.com/Walnut_Mick Michael Clatworthy

    A great tablet. Best of both worlds. Being able to utilise the desktop allows you to use any Windows software you want on it. Hard drive is a bit small at 32Gb, but you can put a 32Gb or 64Gb SD card in to boost your storage. Runs Windows 8 without a problem as well (prebuild tested)