May 23rd, 2011

Those looking to get their hands on the Acer Iconia Tab now have one more option in purchasing the Honeycomb tablet. OfficeMax is picking up the Iconia for $449, with the device available via OfficeMax.com now and rolling out to retail stores in the near future. The Iconia is part of a recent fleet of Android tablets that sport the latest version of the operating system in conjunction with some killer specs all for a reasonable price, all things considered. Sure, you can still plunk down a bit more dough for the XOOM but you could do worse than the Iconia. Full release below.

OfficeMax Expands Selection of Tablet Computers With New Acer Iconia Tab A500

– OfficeMax to offer the new 10.1-inch Acer tablet computer at OfficeMax.com and in-stores nationwide –

NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office supplies and services, today announced that the company is expanding its selection of tablet computers by adding the new Acer® Iconia Tab A500 in all of its more than 900 retail locations nationwide and through OfficeMax.com. The new Acer Iconia Tab A500 will be available at OfficeMax for $449.99 (1) starting today. The new Wi-Fi enabled tablet PC computer is Acer America’s first 10.1-inch tablet running the Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system. Applauded by PCWorld for its unique inclusion of both a USB port and microSD Card slot, its support for Dolby® Mobile audio and its custom home screen widgets that help organize applications, the new tablet computer from Acer offers new user-friendly features for users on-the-go.

“We are excited to offer Acer’s new Iconia Tab A500 in all OfficeMax’s retail locations and online,” said Ryan Vero, EVP and Chief Merchandising Officer for OfficeMax. “Its light-weight, slim design and exceptional operating platform is designed for customers who prefer a smaller-sized tablet. The power, speed and versatility behind the Iconia Tab create an enjoyable user experience.”

The new Acer Iconia Tab A500 tablet PC features a 10.1-inch multi-touch screen that provides accurate finger-tip control for personal access to applications, games and entertainment. The tablet computer also provides an enhanced level of performance with its NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile 1GHz dual-core processor and integrated GeForce™ GPU that enables customers to enjoy HD gaming, 1080p video and faster browsing, as well as running multiple applications, digital media playback and flash-based sites, games and applications.

Built for usability on-the-go, the Acer Iconia Tab A500 features a slim and modern aluminum design, with a system weight of 1.69 pounds and measuring 0.52-inches thin. It also includes forward and rear-facing cameras to capture videos and photos as well as conduct video conferencing. To learn more about the new Acer touch screen tablet PC, please visit www.acer-group.com.

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