New 16GB Acer Iconia A500 launched

The Acer Iconia A500 tablet was released just a month ago but already seems to be doing well enough to warrant a 16GB version too. It’ll retail for around £349.99, which is obviously a little cheaper than the existing 32GB model.

The press release below shows Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) as the OS, with other specs including WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth 2.1, a 5 megapixel camera at the back and a 2 megapixel rear camera at the front. It’s powered by the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU and has a GPU chip for fast graphics, 3D and Flash playback. It’s 13.3mm thick and has a 10.1″ capacitive multi-touch screen.

Link – Full Specs (PDF)

New 16GB Acer Iconia A500 launched

Acer’s ICONIA TAB A500

Now with 16GB

London, June 28th 2011 – Acer is pleased to announce that a 16GB version of the hugely successful ICONIA TAB A500 is available now for a SRRP of £349.99 inc Vat.

Sleek, smart and full of innovative features, the ICONIA Tab A500 is equipped with the latest, highly intuitive Google Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” operating system, the new version of the Android platform specifically optimized for tablets, combined with Acer UI to reach a whole new level of interactivity.

What’s more, the Acer media sharing system will be preloaded on the device for seamless integration in the home environment to easily access, play and share multimedia across the home network and to instantly publish updates to social media networks.

Designed for rich multimedia entertainment, this tablet comes with a high resolution, high colour contrast 10.1” display with wide viewing angle providing higher colour accuracy for better visuals from different perspective, allowing users to play or share HD video with friends on the go. Complete with a built-in HDMI port and 1080p output, it may also be used to enjoy HD content in full HD on a big screen TV or monitor.

The 10.1” full capacitive multi-touch screen ensures an optimal on-screen experience from every angle. Aluminum casing provides a cool look and feel, while its high gloss finish anodizing decorated with laser engraved textures demonstrates subtle sophistication. And despite being just 13.3mm thick, it’s powerful enough to provide fun and productivity in any location.

One of the tablet’s most impressive features is its ability to run and play premium HD arcade games and complex online 3D games, thanks to the multi-touch screen and gyro meter control, which guarantees an entertainment experience on par with the best game consoles.

The Acer ICONIA TAB A500 is equipped with the dual-core NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2, the first mobile dual core CPU, that delivers up to two time faster browsing, for the best web experience ever, and amazing graphics, for optimized HD viewing, 3D and console-quality gaming, and multimedia playback anywhere thanks to the ultra-low power (ULP) NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU with Flash 10.1 support. What’s more you can relish movies, photos and more on your big screen TV in full HD glory thanks to 1080p HD video playback.

Multiple connectivity options, including Wi-Fi, 3G or Bluetooth® 2.1, maximise your mobile experience and keep you in touch with all you care about. The 5MP rear-facing camera plus HD front-facing camera are just perfect for video recording, video chat, or quickly snap a picture and upload it to Facebook, YouTube, Picasa; it can also be used as a barcode scanner.