Acer has decided to launch a new version of its Iconia Tab A500 Android Honeycomb tablet in the UK. The only difference between the new model and the ‘old’ one is the integrated internal storage space. The new tablet has 16 GB, whereas the one already on the market has double that – 32 GB.
That obviously means that Acer is able to sell the 16 GB version for less, £100 less in fact. The recommended retail price for the 16 GB Iconia Tab A500 is just £349.99, making it £50 cheaper than the equivalent, 16 GB iPad 2 from Apple. And while £50 isn’t that much really, the lower price may help Acer’s tablet make some inroads into the market, where Apple’s products are perceived as either ‘premium’ or ‘the norm’ (specifically in the case of tablets), so having a more expensive tablet than Apple isn’t a great sales strategy.
Acer seems to have understood that, so that’s cool. The 16 GB Acer Iconia Tab A500 is now available in the UK.
This new Acer Iconia Tab A500 has, aside from the 16 GB of internal storage space, a dual-core 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, a 10.1-inch 1280×800 capacitive touchscreen, a 5 MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and video recording, a secondary front-facing 2 MP camera, 1 GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a (rather disappointing) 3260 mAh battery.