Desktops and Notebooks: Acer Iconia Tab W500 with Windows Wants To Be Tablet and Netbook

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2011-05-26
 
 
 

Windows Tablet

Acers Iconia Tab runs the 32-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium on a 10.1-inch touch-screen.

Windows Tablet

Processing Power

An AMD dual-core processor, coupled with a 32GB solid-state hard drive, powers the tablets programs.

Processing Power

Portrait Mode

Like all tablets, Acers device is capable of displaying content in portrait or landscape modes.

Portrait Mode

Backing

The Acer tablet features a 1.3-megapixel rear-facing Webcam.??í??í

Backing

Virtual Keyboard

Pictured here is the tablets virtual keyboard.

Virtual Keyboard

Accuracy

Some Windows icons and buttons, so easy to click on with a mouse, prove a bit harder to hit with a finger.

Accuracy

Standard Screens

Just because Windows is on a tablet doesnt mean theres not the usual flood of notification screens.

Standard Screens

Typing

When it comes time to type, a virtual-keyboard icon appears on the screen.

Typing

Unmodified

Programs such as Internet Explorer seem unmodified for the tablet experience.

Unmodified

Keyboard Dock

The Acer tablets keyboard dock.

Keyboard Dock

Connected

The Acer tablet is pictured here connected with the keyboard dock.

Connected

Clasps

A set of clasps bind the tablet facedown to the keyboard when not in use, transforming it...

Clasps

Laptop Lookalike

...into something that looks like a closed laptop.

Laptop Lookalike

USB Ports

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.??í

USB Ports

Multimedia

Windows Media Player—and any other multimedia programs compatible with Windows—help turn the tablet into a device for playing music and movies.

Multimedia

Alternates

Those who want to work with something other than a touch-screen can manipulate the mouse icon using the keyboard dock.

Alternates

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