updated 01:25 pm EDT, Mon April 11, 2011
Iconia W500 priced at $549, arrives April 15
The Acer Iconia W500 tablet has now gone up for pre-order at B&H, revealing US pricing for the first time. The Windows 7 tablet will cost $549 and ships on April 15, according to the listing. This price includes the detachable keyboard dock and the Wi-Fi-only tablet itself.
It centers on a 1GHz AMD Fusion-based CPU and a 10.1-inch, 1280x800 touchscreen. There is 2GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD for storage. Graphics are handled by the Radeon HD 6250 inherent to the Fusion and can decode HD video along with provide relatively quick 3D for a tablet. Likewise onboard is 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an HDMI output, Etherne, two USB outputs and a three-cell battery rated at six hours of life.