May, 23 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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