Though the mainstream products, such as the Motorola Xoom, are definitely fun and exciting, their price tags are a bit on the high side if you are an early adopter. As a plethora of tablets come into the market, more options that would keep your wallet healthy are starting to rise over the horizon, as well as WiFi-only versions, for those that prefer to go without a carrier. Budget efficient tablets, such as the recently announced Galaxy Tab WiFi-only (7-inch version), the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, and of course, the Nook Color, are life savers for all the money conscious Android fans out there.
Today, Acer’s Honeycomb tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab A500 (WiFi-Only), has been given an official price and release date, and will hit Best Buy stores (yes, exclusively) on April 24, at a price of $449.99. The device is currently available for pre-orders at bestbuy.com, but it can also be pre-ordered in stores on April 14.
Acer Iconia Tab A500 Specification:
- Android 3.0 Honeycomb
- 10.1-inch 1280×800 TFT WXGA display
- NVIDIA Tegra 250 Cortex A9 1GHz processor (dual-core)
- 1 GB RAM
- 16 GB / microSD supporting up to 32 GB cards
- 5 MP rear-facing camera / 2 MP front-facing camera
- Two 3260 mAh Li-polymer batteries
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, bluetooth, and GPS
Acer will also sell a few accessories for the Iconia A500, which include a full size Bluetooth keyboard for $69.99, a dock for $79.99, and a case for $39.99.
For $450, the Acer Iconia A500 is actually a very impressive device, and mostly matches the specs of the Motorola Xoom WiFI, which sells for$600. Along with the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, the Acer Iconia Tab A500 is a great option for those that would like to have an Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, while keeping an eye on the savings.