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Acer ICONIA Tab W500 Driver

Detailed review of the Acer Iconia Tab W Keydock (AMD C, AMD Radeon HD , ", kg) with numerous measurements. The Acer Iconia W is a device that does the tablet cause no good. The keyboard dock is clumsily implemented but without it, using Windows 7 becomes a chore. Tablet or notebook? It's a question not only for the new Acer Iconia Tab W, but for anyone looking to buy a new portable PC at the moment.


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Data transfer is accomplished via USB 2. The construction is stable in normal desktop use on an ordinary desk. However, the tablet's high weight causes a top-heavy weight distribution, which could lead to the combination toppling over on adversely downwards sloping surfaces or by a stronger nudge. Above all, you also have a network Acer ICONIA Tab W500 that you will scarcely find in this category.

There are a total of four USB 2. Windows 7 does do touch pretty well, but it's always going to be an afterthought for all but a few apps.

There's a lot you can do well with touch on Windows, from browsing to playing all of your media especially in Windows Media Center which works as well for fingers as it does for a remote control. It's the Acer ICONIA Tab W500 apps that you want Windows for in the first place that don't always work well enough with touch.

You have the keyboard as a fallback, but that's not quite ergonomic enough to really make this the perfect combo. Another trade-off of the Acer's slightly more powerful processor is increased heat. Whereas Atom Oaktrail chips are designed to run fanlessly, the AMD C uses active cooling, with an air intake on the right side of the tablet that exhausts through the top.

The tablet was almost always emitting warm air, but it Acer ICONIA Tab W500 actually got hot; and in my use, I never found that the fan noise got distractingly loud--unlike, for example, the Samsung Series 7 Slate. The exhaust port's position is such that if you want to hold the tablet in portrait mode--thereby putting the air exhaust on the right side--the exhaust is high enough that Acer ICONIA Tab W500 hand won't cover it. In landscape mode, the air exhaust is the element on the top of the tablet.


On the right side, you'll find the AC power port. Along the bottom are the guide holes for the keyboard dock, two USB ports, and a rotation lock switch. Having two Acer ICONIA Tab W500 ports is useful if you want to use more than one device; but Acer's decision to place both USB ports on the bottom of the tablet can be limiting, depending on how you use the device.

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In general, plugging a tablet into a keyboard can result in a top-heavy quasi-laptop that tips over easily. Older slates such as HP's TC and Motion's LE series solved this problem by having Acer ICONIA Tab W500 tablet attach to the middle of the keyboard, leaving enough structure behind the screen to prevent tipping. The Acer W keyboard dock deals with the same issue through a combination Acer ICONIA Tab W500 mounting the tablet a little forward and angling the back of the keyboard up.

The chunky backside of the keyboard dock makes the whole package thick, but it also provides a good angle for typing, and it helps prevent the tablet from tipping backward on a desk.

Even so, the design doesn't make for an entirely stable combo when placed on a user's lap. When the tablet is docked in the keyboard, the machine looks a lot like a notebook; but closing it isn't a simple matter Acer ICONIA Tab W500 folding the screen forward.

Acer ICONIA Tab W500

At 16mm thick and weighing g it is chunkier and heavier than most non-Windows alternatives. Even with two hands involved, it feels much heavier than the original iPad — which is already significantly heavier than the current iPad 2.

As necessary a compromise as the extra bulk and weight of the Iconia W may be, it would put us off thinking of the W as any more portable than a netbook or ultra-portable laptop. Windows 7 isn't for Acer ICONIA Tab W500 Poor screen Acer ICONIA Tab W500 redraw Insubstantial keyboard dock It's pricey! Tablet or notebook? It's a question not only for the new Acer Iconia Tab W, but for anyone looking to buy a new portable PC at the moment.

Tablets are clearly all the rage; you only need to look at the excitement surrounding the launch of the Apple iPad 2. Many perceive these tablets as holding the key to moving mobile computing forward.

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