Acer Iconia Tab A500 Lands at OfficeMax for $449

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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  • http://twitter.com/teleknEsis Kyle Miller

     I picked one up this weekend to play with while I waited for the Transformer to become available. Luckily I didn’t have to wait long, as I got one from BestBuy on the way now.

    Overall it’s nice but my biggest gripes are the weight (I have the g-tab and it’s about the same weight), placement of the front-facing camera, and placement of the volume rocker. And for $50 less the Transformer also comes with a much better screen.

    It’s nice if you’re looking for a solid tablet for under $500 but I’d still recommend the Transformer over this any day

  • http://profiles.google.com/ernest.leitch Ernest Leitch

     I feel bad saying it, but after playing with the iPad 2 most android tablets feel a little bit chunky. I’m hoping the galaxy tab 10.1 comes touchwiz free. If so I’m buying one.

    • http://www.apexcarpentryinc.com/blog/ Craig

      I will take chunky and have the full web available to me. Once you use the Iconia for a few days you will apreciate tabbed browsing, the great sound from the speakers and the USB port. This is a solid tablet and it it good to see it have a big distribution Chanel.

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  • jlatnyc

    “worse than the Iconia” you got to be kidding. The Transformer has benefits from great advertising and limited availability to increase its appeal. However you need to purchase the dock on the transformer to gain usb access. This thing looks great and has a usb port on board and w/ honeycomb having usb host capabilities this makes this or the toshiba model coming out better options