Acer Iconia Tab

The Acer Iconia Tab is the first production of a tablet computer by Acer. It was presented on November 23, 2010. There are twelve models currently available.

Iconia Smart is a 4.8-inch smartphone tablet hybrid and the models with a seven inch display are the A100, A110, and the B1, (the latest model). The models with a 10.1-inch display are the A200, A210, A500, A510, and the A700; all A series are using the Android operating system. The W series tablets that use the Windows operating system are the W500, W510, and the W700.

The recent upgrades to the seven-inch tablet series A100 upgraded to Android 4.0.3 and A110 upgraded to Android 4.1 as well as all other A models. All seven-inch A models have Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

The 10.1-inch display A models are upgradeable to Android 4.1 and they have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The A500 has a Dual Core CPU and A510 has a Quad Core CPU; each have an HDMI port and front and rear camera. An A511 and A701 were released with 3G capabilities.

The W500 uses the Windows 7 operating system, has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, an HDMI port and a Keyboard Dock. It also has 2GB RAM, 32 GB of storage, 64 GB in the W510, and a Dual Core CPU.

The B1 is the latest model of the Acer, a budget buy tablet, available early 2013, with a seven-inch LCD touchscreen. It has a front VGA camera, a micro USB port, microSD slot, and a headset jack. It has a volume control and power button located on the right side. It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with an airplane mode.

It uses the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with 512 MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, with up to 32GB external storage, a Dual Core CPU, GPS, and can connect to a PC through the USB port.

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