Acer Iconia Tab W500

Released April, 2011
  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 7
The screen quality is decent, with excellent viewing angles and a very bright and colourful display.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
9 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Acer Iconia Tab W500


Processing power and speed

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Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

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GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Acer Iconia Tab W500

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

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1,019 ms
997.3 ms
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GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

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16.6 fps
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2.8 fps
3.1 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

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31.9 fps
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8.2 fps
8.2 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the Acer Iconia Tab W500

The touchscreen itself is responsive and accurate, but there's lag within the software that makes the Acer Iconia W500 less responsive in use than its dual-core Android rivals.

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Operating System

In order to mitigate for the truth that Windows isn't designed for use with a touchscreen, Acer has produced a dedicated keyboard dock for the Acer Iconia W500 that adds a full-size 'board and a rubber nipple mouse cursor controller, complete with the standard mouse buttons.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
In typical Windows fashion, it's not a standard window that fits into what's currently on-screen - it can be docked or moved about.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
After a few more passes from Acer's design bods it could have been closer to a winner, but as is it's too bulky to beat rival Android tablets and not convenient enough to worry ultra-portable laptops.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)


Thanks to the good display, you can keep the brightness at a modest level and still enjoy watching video, which should help eek the most out of the battery.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
There's a split-second gap between when the touchscreen is pressed and when it registers within Windows's "home" screen, and while touchscreen-oriented features like multi-touch zooming are available in IE and other browsers, they're not fast.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Without the keyboard dock in-place, all the Acer Iconia W500 has to rely on are its 10in capacitive touchscreen and a physical Windows button that brings-up the Start menu.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)


It has a 10.1in screen, comes with a wedge of internal flash memory and is primarily controlled using the capacitive touchscreen.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
However, it is largely down to the Windows software and how out of place it feels with a touchscreen rather than being solely the processor's fault.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)


This graphics chip in particular tops most netbook and tablet alternatives, letting you playback 1080p video and play some less demanding games.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
It's not a gaming powerhouse, but the W500 can hold its own against the netbook crowd, and will suffice for older or casual titles.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)


This dock also adds two USB slots and an Ethernet port, but all the basic physical connectivity options you should want are included on the tablet itself.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 10.1"
Technology TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi


  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 + HS
Supports 3G No


Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz


Has a GPS No
Has a compass No
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes


Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 1.3 MP
Rear camera 1.3 MP


USB support USB 2.0
Hdmi support HDMI 1.0
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 970 g
Size 275.1 x 190 x 16 mm
Thickness 16 mm
Battery life 6 hour
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