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Acer Iconia Tab

OS: Android 3.0

List: $449
Network: Wi-Fi

Long battery life, a 10-inch HD screen and full-size USB host port are hallmarks of Acer's Iconia Tab A500. Acer's $449 entry into the tablet market is a sleek device that runs Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb on a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 1-Ghz Cortex-A9 processor. The Iconia A500 is 10 inches by 7 inches and is one half inch thick. It's heavy at 1 pound, 10 ounces, but its two 3260 mAh Lithium Ion batteries deliver about eight hours of HD playback or 10 hours of Internet browsing.

The A500 incorporates a five-MP rear camera, a two-MP front camera, dual microphones, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), 1 GB of dual-channel DDR3 system RAM, plus 16 GB or 32 GB of eMMC flash storage, a headphone/microphone combo jack and stereo speakers. What's also present is a Micro SD card reader with support for up to 32 GB, a full-size USB 2.0 host (rectangular) connector, Micro USB 2.0 (slave) connector and a docking port.