Desktops and Notebooks: Acer Iconia Tab W500 with Windows Wants To Be Tablet and Netbook
Acers Iconia Tab runs the 32-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium on a 10.1-inch touch-screen.
An AMD dual-core processor, coupled with a 32GB solid-state hard drive, powers the tablets programs.
Like all tablets, Acers device is capable of displaying content in portrait or landscape modes.
The Acer tablet features a 1.3-megapixel rear-facing Webcam.??Ã??Ã
Pictured here is the tablets virtual keyboard.
Some Windows icons and buttons, so easy to click on with a mouse, prove a bit harder to hit with a finger.
Just because Windows is on a tablet doesnt mean theres not the usual flood of notification screens.
When it comes time to type, a virtual-keyboard icon appears on the screen.
Programs such as Internet Explorer seem unmodified for the tablet experience.
The Acer tablets keyboard dock.
The Acer tablet is pictured here connected with the keyboard dock.
A set of clasps bind the tablet facedown to the keyboard when not in use, transforming it...
...into something that looks like a closed laptop.
The side of the keyboard dock, with a view of one of the two USB ports. The tablet unit itself also boasts a USB port.??Ã
Windows Media Playerand any other multimedia programs compatible with Windowshelp turn the tablet into a device for playing music and movies.
Those who want to work with something other than a touch-screen can manipulate the mouse icon using the keyboard dock.