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Asus lamborghini vx7 review

Asus Lamborghini VX7 Review

For Asus, Lamborghini series is their top line, a series that combines performance with an aggressive look, yet extravagant. From the outset I will say that I was never a big fan of the line, not a fan of “loaded” laptop design and prefering a notebook with an excellent price / performance and a classic look. But of course this does not prevent me to recognize VX7’s qualities, where appropriate.

Technical specifications

At firts, let’s take a look at the list of specifications, to know what to expect.

– Display: 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, TN LCD, glossy
– Processor: Intel Core i7-2630QM Sandy Bridge, 2.0 GHz
– Chipset: Mobile Intel ® HM65 Express
– Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460M 3GB
– RAM: 4 x 4 GB DDR3
– Hard disk: 2 x 500 GB Seagate SSH
– Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wireless N, Gigabit Lan
– Ports: 1 x USB 3.0, 3 x USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, audio, small card reader
– Battery: 5200 mAh 8-cell 74 Wh
– Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate
– Dimensions: 402 x 309 x 58 mm
– Weight: about 3.8 kg
– Others: 2.0 megapixel webcam, Blu-Ray combo optical drive, backlit keyboard

Therefore, the configuration does not disappoint us, VX7 offering a top-line hardware platform, able to handle any demands.

Exterior and design

Asus lamborghini vx7 review

Certainly, VX7 is a laptop with a special design. Lines look sharp, and elements borrowed from Lamborghini cars stand out and make this laptop a special appearance. Appearance will be appreciated more by “style” notebook fans and less by people like me, followers of a classic design, approaching the ThinkPad series.

However, we can’t discuss tastes, and I’m away from saying that VX7 is an ugly laptop. However, I can say that it seems too loaded, too bright and too sensitive (will easily take fingerprints or scratch) for my needs and preferences.

VX7 is a massive notebook, imposing, measuring about 6 cm in thickness and weighing about 4 pounds, which makes it an ideal desktop replacement laptop, and less for travel.

Raising the display cover, the interior is impressive by aesthetics and the quality of materials used. Palm rest is covered with leather and trackpad and the buttons above the keyboard combines with the aggressive line of the laptop.

Keyboard and trackpad

The keyboard offers the classic style met by Asus laptops, with keys well shaped and spaced. Basically, the keyboard behaves very well in daily use, and the keys offer a good race, not annoying, without flex or noise.

Asus lamborghini vx7 keyboard and trackpad

In addition, the keyboard is illuminated and the illumination can be adjusted as needed. But, as with most illuminated keyboards, lights beneath the keys become annoying when you use your laptop on the desk, because visible light is around and especially below the buttons.

The trackpad does not disappoint, but also does not impress. It is not very large, because the size must blend with design, but it is very accurate. The glossy surface will take fingerprints very quickly and can be difficult to maintain. The two click buttons are perfect, with a very nice response.

Display

Asus decided to equip the model with a 15.6-inch screen, Full HD 1920×1080 pixels resolution, which personally, I find an overkill for systems using Windows 7.

Asus lamborghini vx7 display

VX7’s display is superior to any laptop made by Asus, but could be even better: Asus provides matte displays with extended gamut color on N55SF or G74SX models, and certainly such a solution would have been expected to their top model.

Hardware and performance

If there is one aspect where we can’t complain about Lamborghini VX7, it is the technical platform and performance. Inside, the VX7 holds a quad-core Intel Core i7-2630QM, a dedicated graphics chip – Nvidia GTX 460M 3GB, 16GB RAM and two SSH drives of 500 GB and 7200 rpm (attention, we talk about SSH drives – besides offering dedicated storage space, they feature 4 GB of flash memory for a faster access to important information).

Lamborghini VX7 allows you to wander in any application in almost any condition, as a real fireball. Resource-hungry applications (graphics editors, working with RAW’s, 3D rendering programs), films of any kind and the latest games, all can be run successfully on the VX7.

Below you will find some of the results in synthetic tests.

Asus lamborghini vx7 design

– PCMark Vantage 64 bit – 9433 points;
– PCMark 7 Basic – 3103 points;
– 3DMark Vantage High – 8064 (GPU 6818 / CPU 17435) points;
– 3DMark11 Performance  1794 points;
– 3DMark11 Extreme: 583 points;

Of the games I played smoothly are titles like NFS: Shift 2, Anno 1404, COD Black Ops sau Dirt 3, all in maximum native resolution and detail. Of course, there are titles for which you have to cut a bit of graphics, such as Crysis 2 and Metro 2033, but do not forget that we talk about a laptop here, and not a desktop dedicated to modern games.

Autonomy

Of course, when we talk about the autonomy of such a “monster”, don’t expect too much. This is not a portable laptop, and hardly one that will leave the office with its four kg.

In these conditions, a range that goes up to three hours under casual use, with the screen brightness to 30%, is appreciated. Of course, in the daily use autonomy decreases, hovering somewhere at two hours or so, and when you run 1080p video content and games, battery life will decrease even more.

Other details

Various aspects should be more or less important to mention here, starting with the two megapixel webcam, continuing with Blu-Ray Combo optical drive, leading connectivity (Wireless N, Bluetooth, Gigabit LAN) and ending with the fact that laptop does not heat up excessively and is not noisy, not even under high load (running some games for a few hours).

Conclusions

Lamborghini VX7 is not a bad laptop. On the contrary, is a well-built and powerful laptop. And for those who appreciate styling, you will find it very nice.

Asus Lamborghini VX7 is a powerful gaming laptop for those who want a portable to amaze, to attract the eyes of others. Performance comes as a plus, not being able to miss from a laptop bearing the Lamborghini automobiles logo. But surely this is a secondary element of the success of the exclusive series from Asus.

If we take VX7 for a comparation, we see that it does not differ very much from an Asus G53SW or G53SX (except outside, the hardware differences are quite small), and the two are considerably cheaper (by about $1000) and they show no harm at all. In addition, the slightly larger, Asus G74 offers superior performance and extra features at a price lower than that of the Lamborghini VX7 laptop.

That said, it is up to you to decide if the Lamborghini VX7 justifies its price.

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Lenovo thinkpad edge e420s design

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420S Review

Designed for those who want a special portable computer, with sober design and capable of enterprise performance – the Lenovo’s E420S, part of the Thinkpad Edge series is designed for small and medium entrepreneurs.

Technical specifications:

Display: 14-inch, 1366×768 pixels resolution, glossy anti-glare
CPU: Core i5-2410M at 2.3 GHz
Hybrid Graphics: Intel HD Graphics and AMD Radeon 6630 HD with 2GB VRAM
RAM memory: 4GB DDR3-1333 MHz
HDD: 320 GB, 7200 rpm
Optical drive: DVD-RW
Modem: WWAN Ericsson F5521gw integrated
Ports: 2xUSB 2.0 and 1xUSB+eSata combo, HDMI, VGA, card reader, Webcam
Connectivity: Wireless N, Bluetooth, Gigabit LAN
Battery: 4-cell Li-Ion
OS: Windows 7 Professional
Size: 349 x 236 x 23.1/31.2 mm
Weight: 1.88 kg

Exterior design:

Lenovo thinkpad edge e420s design

Housing of the Lenovo E420S inherits the classical characteristic style of all ThinkPads – decorated with chrome elements encountered at Edge series. The entire body is covered with plastic, but a slightly rubberized plastic mat texture, very pleasant to the touch and probably long-lasting.

The design inspires simplicity and elegance, being limited to a minimum. Thus, even the status LEDs have been removed, and this might to dislike some of you. The ThinkPad Edge E420S is a laptop with an exterior that impresses with its austerity and quality of materials and finishes.

In addition, the laptop chassis under the plastic case, is made of metal alloys to give it extra rigidity. However, the screen cover is not as strong, strongly pressing on the back makes effects visible on the outside screen (an issue actually met in most laptops today).

The E420s is not necessarily a portable laptop, the “portable” label is given in general to 13.3-inch or smaller models. However, this notebook weighs just 1.88 kg, with battery included, and is one of the lightest in its class and being able to safely compete with lower-range models in size.

Keyboard and trackpad:

Lenovo thinkpad edge e420s keyboard

You’ll encounter a few issues when you’ll use this keyboard: FN and CTRL keys are reversed in the left (but this may be fixed in BIOS) and F keys have various functions and role programs, and the F1-F12 does not, which is extremely frustrating for those who use these keys usually.

Of course, the keyboard is ergonomic and comfortable. Keys are slightly rounded at the bottom, well spaced and should settle even the most demanding users.

Additionally, the keyboard is protected from liquids, in other words, if you spill something on your laptop, the liquid will flow through the specially designed holes and will not affect the integrity of the laptop, and this is very appreciated.

The trackpad uses the same solution like other Lenovo laptops: a sizeable touchpad with integrated click buttons and a TrackPoint with dedicated buttons above it, both do well in everyday use.

Overall, the keyboard and trackpad found on the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420S are both satisfactory.

Display:

Lenovo thinkpad edge e420s display

The 14-inch screen of the ThinkPad E420S offers a resolution of 1366×768 pixels, this should be enough for most applications. Brightness and colors are above average, and the visibility angles are pretty good.

Additionally, the screen is quite bright. Those from Lenovo boast an anti-glare layer that covers the display, but in reality, it doesn’t make his presence felt at all. Of course, the screen is not as polished as in some of Asus, Toshiba or Acer laptops, but its use outside or in bright light will not be pleasant at all.

The screen can fold completely, up to 180 degrees, making it a versatile laptop during “special” cases as in a bed, chair or sofa.

Hardware and performance:

The model tested was equipped with an Intel Core i5-2410M, hybrid graphics Intel Graphic 3000 plus AMD Radeon 6630 HD, 4GB memory and 320 GB HDD at 7200 rpm. A powerful configuration for a laptop, being powerful enough for enterprise use.

E420S will successfully handle all applications and tasks that you will obey, from the banality browsing up to HD video editing or other resource-hungry software (complex reporting tools, compilers, and so on). In addition, any multimedia content or any modern game can run without problems.

Connectivity:

We have almost nothing to reproach in terms of connectivity and ports offered. We have Wireless N adapter, Bluetooth, Gigabit LAN and WWAN (3G) with GPS among standard ports.

Battery autonomy:

You should expect a battery life of about five hours for average daily use, which is very good for a 14-inch laptop.

It should also be noticed that the battery is integrated in the housing, people from Lenovo resorting to this trick to reduce the size and weight of the laptop. This mean that the battery will not be easy to change, and those who tend to remove the battery from the notebook when using it plugged cannot do so.

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Asus zenbook ux21 exterior

Asus Zenbook UX21 Review

Ultrabook’s are not longer a concept but a reality. Asus UX21 and UX31 models were announced this summer. Today we present the ultra-portable Zenbook UX21, a 11.6-inch ultrabook model from Asus.

Technical Specifications:

Display: 11.6-inch screen, 1366 x 768 pixels resolution, TN LCD, glossy
CPU: Sandy Bridge Intel Core i7-2667M, 1.8 GHz
Chipset: Mobile Intel HM65 Express
Graphic card: Intel HD Graphics 3000
RAM Memory: 4GB DDR3
Hard drive: 128GB SSD – ADATA
Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wireless N
Ports: 1 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB 2.0, miniVGA, microHDMI port
Battery: 4800 mAh 4-cell, 35 Wh
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
Speakers: Bang & Olufsen
Dimensions: 297 x 196 x 17 mm
Weight: 1.1 kg

This laptop is within the limits set by Intel for this class, offering a powerful CPU from the Sandy Bridge ULV range, SSD storage, good autonomy for such a portable, all in an extremely thin body.

The model tested in this article is the top one, ASUS also offering weaker configurations, but cheaper.

Exterior and design:

Asus zenbook ux21 exterior

The fact is that you’ll love this ultrabook looks. The casing is made of aluminum with a circular texture on the top and one on the lower linear.

Construction is excellent. The laptop is solid, despite its shape. With only 17 mm thick (if you saw in the ad something about only 9 mm thick, that is just a “marketing trick” is only 9 mm for the body containing the hardware, the laptop is completely of 17 mm thick), and low weight of just 1.1 kg.

Being so thin, it was expected that the UX21 not to offer too many ports, but even with some compromises, the 11.6-inch Zenbook provides most of the necessary equipment: USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, VGA / HDMI video output and audio jack. Of course, there are microHDMI and miniVGA outputs, offering a miniVGA to VGA adapter in the package. It lacks a card reader and Ethernet slot, but Asus offers a USB-Ethernet adapter. And if you need a card reader, you can use an external one, connected to USB.

Keyboard and Trackpad:

Asus zenbook ux21 keyboard

Keys are not square, but slightly rectangular, which can be annoying for those with larger fingers, but you get used pretty quickly with this shortcoming. Using the keyboard is comfortable, without noisy keys (except Space). The layout is not bad, major keys are large and well spaced, the F’s line being a little cramped.

The trackpad is great, inspired from the Macbook Air. In the same Apple style, he integrates clicking function. Offering a generous surface, you can easily use multi-touch gestures for various functions (scrolling, zooming, navigation, right-click, etc.)

Display:

In an attempt to keep a low price for the UX21 portable, those from Asus have opted for a TN panel screen, 11.6 inch with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. The classic problem of TN panels is: poor visibility angles. UX21’s screen is extremely bright, which is appreciated. However, comparing it with the MacBook Air 11.6-inch screen, problems caused by contrast and viewing angles are evident.

Of course, UX21’s screen is not bad. The quality is above the range of Asus Eee PC laptops.

Asus zenbook ux21 display

Hardware and Performance:

With the Core i7-2667M processor, 4GB of RAM and 128 GB SSD, the Asus Zenbook is extremely fast. The processor is one of the ranges from Intel Sandy Bridge ULV series, but even so, the platform can successfully cope with high demanding tasks.

In everyday use the UX21 Zenbook is excellent: fast moving, running programs quickly and fluently, nice multitasking performance. You can even edit RAW photo files and movies in Full HD. However, all these leads to a drawback: high temperatures.

In terms of multimedia, Zenbook can render successfully any kind of HD content. The signal can be transmitted to a TV or projector in the analog or digital format via VGA and HDMI ports, as long as you reach the necessary adapters and cables.

Of course, gaming is not a strong point of this laptop, because of integrated graphics. Even so, older titles like Word of Warcraft or Quake 3 will run without problems, but do not expect to play full-detail Crysis or Call of Duty on such a system.

The Zenbook UX21 not fully meets the specifications required by Intel for inclusion in the range of ultrabook series, lacking implementation of technologies such as Intel Quick Start and Smart Connect. Even so, the laptop starts in less than 20 seconds and return from sleep mode in just two seconds.

In addition, Asus promises a standby time of up to two weeks for this Zenbook. In other words, using the sleep mode, the computer enters the standby mode and the battery should keep up two weeks, and started programs will be available in seconds. Furthermore, as a protection measure, if the computer is left on standby and the battery falls below 5%, the data is saved automatically, so you can never lose any unsaved projects.

Autonomy:

The Zenbook features a relatively small battery of only 4-cell and 35 Wh. However, the Asus UX21 offers a range of about 4 hours for average daily use (A balanced profile: screen at 60%, wireless on and running common applications: browser, text editor, photo editor, audio or video player, etc.) which is not bad for a laptop with a Core i7 CPU.

Of course, battery life can vary widely and can grow to five hours of casual Office use, or drop significantly if you run CPU-intensive applications, such as a video editor.

Speakers, temperature, noise and other details:

The speakers are made in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen, are placed on the sides, and they do not disappoint about the sound quality nor the volume. Of course, as long as the audio expectations are for the class of this laptop.

On the other hand, we are quite unhappy with temperatures that this Zenbook can reach, both outside the case, and the components inside. The fact is that when placing very strong components inside a thin housing, you must be prepared for such shortcomings, so it is not necessarily a problem, but is one detail you need to be aware of if you consider buying an ultra-portable.

So, in normal daily use, which means surfing the internet, use of a text and photo editing program, listen to music or viewing HD video content, the CPU temperature, measured by RealTemp application goes to 65-70 degrees. The rear of the laptop heats up moderately, but the effects are small, while the noise does not bother, even though the fan makes its presence heard. So, nothing disturbing.

However, personally, as a user of portable laptops, I have two main requirements: to move seamlessly in terms of multitasking environment and be able to edit Full HD content. And when using the UX21 in such conditions, the laptop is too warm. Running the PCMark 05 test leads, for example, to a record temperature of 95 degrees to the processor, measured with the same RealTemp, plus display of the LOG message, which means that the processor enters the Thermal Throttling mode.

The temperature problem is not only met at this ZenBook, I meet this condition to Macbook Air and is likely to be present at all models in the ultrabook range. Perhaps the future Intel platform, Ivy Bridge, planned for mid 2012, will change something in this regard, but until then, if you want to use an ultrabook at the maximum potential expect some side effects: noise, high temperatures for housing and especially for the internal components.

Pricing and Availability:

Asus UX21 is available in stores from late November, along with his older brother, the 13.3-inch Zenbook UX31. Prices start from 800 EUR for the 11.6-inch version and configurations offered are:

– Core i5-2467M processor, 4GB DDR3, 128 GB SSD, 35 Wh battery and Windows 7 Home Premium will cost 800 EUR
– High configuration with the same features, but Core i7-2667M processor will cost 1000 EUR

13.3-inch model starts at 900 € for the version with Core i5-2557M and 128GB SSD, and up to 1200 EUR for the top model with Core i7-2667M CPU and 256GB SSD storage space.

Conclusions:

Asus Zenbook UX21 is close to perfection in many ways: it is beautiful (subjective opinion) and excellent built, is lightweight, compact, fast and offers good autonomy, is good for those who want an ultra-performance portable. And the whole package is a good price, below the main competitor, the 11.6-inch MacBook Air.

However, there are some small details that spoil perfection: first is the screen, and secondly that the trackpad acts crazy sometimes. In addition, for those who want to truly enjoy such a powerful portable, in terms of multitasking or powerful photo and video editing, high operating temperature and noise will be an impediment.

Finally, you must draw the line, and think about what you need from a portable and if the Zenbook UX21 can satisfy your requirements. The fact is that its positive aspects far outweigh the negatives, but like the Zenbook the fact is that, like all ultrabook’s that probably will appear in coming years, addresses to a narrow segment of potential buyers: those who want a very compact and stylish portable, able to easily move in daily use, but very rarely will use the technical platform at its true capacity.

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Asus u36s design

Asus U36S 13-inch Portable Review

If you are looking for a portable laptop able to satisfy almost any needs, from the shape and weight to those of power and autonomy, you will be glad to know that Asus has launched Asus U36S model, a 13.3″ inch portable which is likely to become a bestseller.

In short, U36S is the new version of the U36J model which offers long-awaited hardware upgrades misses at that time.

Technical Specifications:

Display: 13.3-inch screen, 1366 x 768 pixels, glossy
CPU: Core i5-2410M at 2.3 GHz with HT and TurboBoost
Graphic card: Hybrid graphics: Intel HD graphics and Nvidia GT 520M with Optimus
Memory: 6GB RAM
HDD: 640GB 5400 rpm
Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wireless N, Gigabit LAN
Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, VGA, HDMI, card reader
Battery: 4400 mAh 6-cell 63 Wh
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Size: 322 x 232 x 19 mm
Weight: 1.6 kg with 6 cell battery

The version offered in stores will contain only 4GB of RAM and the battery will be a standard 8-cell with 84 Wh. In addition, instead of the 5400 rpm HDD, we will find a faster SSD drive.

Design, external keyboard and screen:

Asus u36s design

We will not go into detail about these because the U36S exterior is identical to the old U36J model.

Hardware and performance:

The only notable difference between the two 13.3″ portable is the hardware platform, Asus U36S including a processor from the Intel Sandy Bridge model range – Core i5-2410M at 2.3 GHz, which benefit from HyperThreading and TurboBoost. Along with this we find a hybrid graphics solution. The chip integrated into the processor, Intel HD graphics and Nvidia GT 520M dedicated solution, both controlled by the Nvidia Optimus. We also have 6GB DDR3 RAM, a 640GB HDD and of course Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

All this will be enough for the Asus U36S portable and can run without problems about any type of application, from the common to professional programs and video or photo editing. Full HD multimedia content is not a problem for the Asus U36S, and it can run even the most-recent game titles. Of course, Nvidia GT 520M chip is still at entry-level, so do not expect too much from it: you can run latest games or applications, but sometimes you may need to reduce some of the details if you want it to run fluently.

Because some tests we could conclude a brief comparison between the two generations, speaking about performance: in daily use, they behave relatively similar, but in games or programs that require a powerful graphics chip, the new version is superior. In addition, it manages to be more energy efficient, which translates into a superior battery life.

Battery and autonomy:

Intel Sandy Bridge platform is more effective than the common tech on Asus U36J model, and this is seen in practice for this ultra-portable. If the old model got an average range of about 5 hours with an 8-cell battery, Asus U36S model got the same time with a smaller battery, 4400 mAh 6-cell.

Asus u36s back

This translates into an average range of 5.5 – 6 hours for the version available in stores, with the same high-capacity battery, according to an average daily use. Of course, it can vary from 3-8 hours depending on how you use your laptop, but even so, this autonomy is a very good performance for a portable.

Conclusions:

I think the 13.3-inch laptop is the perfect solution. They combine portability and processing power with high autonomy.

Asus U36S/U36SD is the laptop that could have been having a lot of advantages, all presented in this article. Unfortunately, it has a big disadvantage: excessive heat, and this is not just a matter of discomfort, but could also represent a long-term reliability issue because high temperatures have the “gift” to negatively influence the electronics.

If you are looking for a portable and powerful laptop, priced around $1000, Asus U36S is probably the best option that you have. That of course if you want a laptop with a dedicated graphics chip, more powerful than the standard Core i5 processor. If not, then probably a configuration that lacks the dedicated chip might be a better solution, and so you will escape the excessive heat or fan noise.

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Acer iconia tab a500 front

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Review

The market for 10″ inch tablets has become very busy lately, being covered by a wide range of manufacturers, whether they are known as laptops and mobile phones manufacturers.

These include Acer, which presented to potential buyers the new Iconia Tab A500 with top technical features and stylish design.

But this tablet is attractive enough to justify the money?

Advantages:

Acer Iconia Tab A500 is not a perfect product, but has several features and functionalities worth paying attention to:

– Hardware platform: The Acer tablet is counting on Nvidia Tegra 2 hardware platform, equipped with dual-core processor with a frequency of 1 GHz and 1 GB RAM. We know these technical features are found probably on more than half of the tablets available in the market, but on the other side is the best deal you can find today.

– Display performance: While not as good as an IPS screen, HD Multitouch display with 1280×800 pixels does its job well and offers some important characteristics: good response time to commands, the brightness is very good and viewing angles are generous enough.

– Sound performance: Apparently, the sound quality is not an important feature for tablets, but those who want to listen to music or watch movies without headphones will be impressed by the Dolby sound system provided by Iconia Tab A500.

– Solid construction: The case is made mostly of aluminum, which gives a touch of professionalism, for a moderate price. However, the housing is pleasant to the touch, and rounded edges contributes to this. This tablet has a solid construction that will turn heads.

– Connectivity: Unlike other tablets, the Iconia Tab A500 comes with numerous ports: microUSB 2.0, USB 2.0, HDMI and SD card slot, few rivals managed to offer all four options. Too bad it does not have 3G.

Acer iconia tab a500 front

Disadvantages:

Inevitably, Acer Iconia Tab A500 has some minuses. Unfortunately, some of them are annoying enough to turn buyers to other products. Let’s see what it is:

– Old software: the gadget uses Google Honeycomb operating system specially developed for tablets, but it comes in version 3.0, given that almost all manufacturers already offer versions 3.1 and even 3.2. And an upgrade is not yet officially available worldwide.

– Dimensions and weight: Large and not so thin. At 260x177x13.3 mm, we face a tablet of about two times thicker than the Apple iPhone, and things does not get better with weight: 730 grams. Exaggerating a bit, we could say this is about the weight of a ultra-portable netbook.

– Battery life: Typically use with Wi-Fi enabled the tablet do not last more than seven hours without power. It is not quite a small value, but on the market there are more generous offers in this chapter.

– Modest camera: Do not be fooled by the 5MP camera on the back, nor by the 2MP webcam. Quality of photos and recorded videos is mediocre, weaker than rivals that come with smaller cameras.

Acer iconia tab a500 back

Conclusions:

Acer Iconia Tab A500 is not the most successful tablet and the design is not meant to impress you, even if in terms of hardware is on the edge. That does not mean that the tablet can not be successful, but to defeat rivals such as Apple iPad 2 or Samsung Galaxy Tab should come up with something better or at least with a competitive price to make you think about it. Until then, there are better solutions on the market for 10″ inch tablets.