B&H puts the Acer Iconia W500 Tablet PC for Pre-order at a price of $549
After confirmation on Acers Android Based Iconia A500 Tablet’s release date, Windows 7 based Convertible Tablet namely Acer Iconia W500 for US has been appeared for pre-order on B&H’s site for a price of $549. The tablet is just like recently released ASUS Eee pad Transformer Tablet.
Powered with AMD C-50 CPU with a dual-core 1GHz clock rate, there’s also a RADEON HD 6250 GPU, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 32GB SSD, and enough I/O ports to embarrass many netbooks, let alone competing tablets with HDMI, 10/100 Ethernet, USB 2.0. The product page lists the HD CrystalBrite 10.1-inch LCD with a 1280 x 800 resolution. A 32-bit install of Windows 7 Home Premium is the operating system of choice and the included keyboard dock includes a little mouse nub for natural Windows control.
Acer rates the W500’s three-cell battery at up to six hours — a far cry from the iPad’s promised 10-hours, B&H says it’ll ship starting April 15th, but head on over to its website if you’re psyched enough to place an order now. Or you can keep saving your pennies for Acer’s other Iconia.