Acer 10.1" Touchscreen 32GB WiFi Tablet with Keyboard Dock

The best of both worlds. The W500 gives you all the functionality of a tablet with its 10.1" diagonal HD CrystalBrite multi-touchscreen LED-backlit TFT LCD display, letting you navigate through files, read books, play music and movies, and surf the Web with your fingertips. Then, when you need to type emails or documents, the included keyboard dock forms a netbook-like setup for a more comfortable workstation.

The versatile device is also equipped with a 32GB mini-SATA, solid-state storage drive, which keeps all your must-have media within reach; Bluetooth wireless technology to sync all of your compatible cordless devices; and two Crystal Eye webcams for complete video conferencing ease. AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics supply powerful visual presentations, and the included HDMI port lets you display your photos and videos on your HDTV in an instant.

And, because this tablet is loaded with Windows 7, everyday computing is faster, simpler, and more reliable. Managing files is so much easier and speedier with enhancements like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews. Plus, great new features like HomeGroup and Windows Media Center take you into the future of computing. From Acer.

For more information about the version of Microsoft Office included with this computer, as well as other helpful terms and definitions, please refer to the Computer Glossary tab above.

Wireless capability and use of public wireless locations or hot spots may require a network connection, additional accessories, and a service connection fee.

Access to and use of the Internet may require payment of a separate fee to an Internet Service Provider, DSL line, or more.

Use of Bluetooth Wireless Technology requires Bluetooth software and Bluetooth-compatible accessories. Additional accessories may be required.

  • Includes W500 tablet, keyboard dock, three-cell lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, instructions
  • 1GHz AMD C-Series processor C-50
  • A50M Fusion controller hub
  • 10.1" diagonal HD CrystalBrite multi-touchscreen LED-backlit TFT LCD display, 1280x800 resolution, 350 cd/m2 brightness, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 2GB DDR3 onboard memory
  • 32GB mini-SATA solid-state storage drive
  • Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n wireless
  • Wi-Fi certified
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Two Acer Crystal Eye webcams, 1280x1024 resolution
  • AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics with 256MB dedicated system memory
  • Microsoft DirectX 11 support
  • 10/100 fast ethernet
  • 2-in-1 media card reader
  • Battery life up to six hours
  • Two USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI-HDCP port
  • RJ-45 LAN port
  • DC input
  • Headphone, mic jacks
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit
  • Measures approximately 10-7/8"W x 5/8"H x 7-5/8"D
  • UL-listed adapter; 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Made in China

Tablet Glossary

Glossary of Tablet Terms

3G/4G: 3G and 4G are mobile communication technology standards that provide Internet services to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The "G" stands for each generation of technology, making 4G (or LTE) the faster successor to 3G. Unlike tablets that are only Wi-Fi enabled, those with 3G or 4G will be able to access the Internet (and therefore email, social networks, app downloads, and the like) outside of wireless networks, providing more freedom to use all of your tablet's features. However, that connectivity usually comes with an increased cost, as well as a monthly fee.

Accelerometer: A motion sensor that detects a tablet's orientation. For example, when you turn your tablet from portrait to landscape orientation, the content will generally adjust to fit the screen. This is the accelerometer at work. Some games and apps also incorporate the accelerometer in other ways, though this varies from program to program.

Ambient Light Sensor: Determines how much light is available in the area surrounding your tablet and adjusts the screen brightness accordingly. This conserves battery life, allowing you to get more use out of each charge.

App Store: A digital distribution platform for software, such as the App Store for Apple® or the Google Play market found on Android™ devices. This allows you to download applications, or apps, sometimes for free and sometimes for a fee. Apps will vary by store, operating system, and manufacturer. Most tablets come with some apps preloaded.

Bit/Byte: A bit is the smallest unit of measurement for electronic data. Eight bits equals one byte; approximately 1,000 bytes equals one kilobyte (KB); 1,000 kilobytes equals one megabyte (MB); and 1,000 megabytes equals one gigabyte (GB). These units determine how much information your tablet can store and retrieve.

Bluetooth: A form of wireless communication allowing devices to communicate with each other. For example, a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse might be compatible with a tablet, allowing these components to be used wirelessly.

Bus Speed: Measured in megahertz (MHz), bus speed is the speed or frequency at which the data on the motherboard is moving.

Capacitive Touchscreen: A type of touchscreen display that is very responsive to finger touches, allowing easy swiping, which generally results in an intuitive user interface; however, they won't respond to a gloved hand or stylus. See touchscreen for more information.

Chipset: A set of electronic components in an integrated circuit that manages the data flow between the processor, memory, and peripherals. It is usually found in the motherboard of a computer or tablet.

Cloud Storage: Allows data to be stored virtually in storage space hosted by a third party, as opposed to on your physical hard drive. Cloud storage can be advantageous because it may make it easy to share information across devices or among users, as well as freeing up your own physical hard drive space.

DDR (Double Data Rate): A type of SDRAM (memory) that supports data transfers that effectively doubles the speed of the RAM. Double data rate type three (written DDR3), which is currently in use, is twice as fast as its predecessor.

Digital Media: Can refer to the places where digital files are stored (memory cards, hard drives) or the files themselves (photos, videos, MP3s).

eReader: Also called an eBook reader, this refers to a mobile electronic device designed for reading digital books (eBooks). While some tablets exist simply for this purpose, like the most basic Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook models, most modern tablets have an eReader feature built-in, such as the iPad® iBook® app.

Expansion Slot: A slot that allows you to "expand" your tablet functions by using memory cards. Not all tablets have expansion slots, and they're generally more limited than those found in computers.

FaceTime®: A proprietary video calling service from Apple, which comes built into Mac® computers, as well as iPad, iPhone®, and internet-enabled iPod® devices. It functions basically the same as other video chatting services, though is restricted to users with Apple IDs (so you can't use FaceTime on your iPad to call a friend with an Android tablet). FaceTime calls can be made across various devices (iPad to iPhone, iPhone to Mac), so the service is particularly useful to those with multiple Apple devices.

Flash Memory: Sometimes called internal memory on tablets, this refers to how much room you have to store media files like photos, apps, and music. While a computer's hard drive might have hundreds of gigabytes of storage space, a tablet's memory much more limited, a trade-off for being so portable.

Geotagging: The process of adding geographical identification information to media. For example, if you take a photo with a GPS-enabled mobile device, the device may automatically add information about where the photo was taken. Usually, this can be turned on and off in a tablet's settings.

GPS/GLONASS: GPS stands for "Global Positioning System"; you're probably familiar with the ones designed strictly for vehicles, but modern mobile devices usually have some kind of GPS feature installed, eliminating the need for a standalone GPS. Some devices use GPS with GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System), which works alongside the GPS to provide faster, more accurate directions.

Graphics Card: Also called a video card, it's what allows the tablet to display pictures.

Gyroscope: Often combined with an accelerometer in a tablet, the gyroscope allows for more accurate recognition of movement. This is particularly useful in motion-controlled apps and certain games, which utilize more advanced controls than those that only use an accelerometer.

Hardware: The physical components of a tablet.

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface): The uncompressed, all-digital standard used for high-definition (HD) quality for consumer electronics and PC products using a single cable (an HDMI cable).

Hertz (Hz): A unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second.

High Definition: Means that the screen will be "widescreen" and at least twice as clear as standard definition (which is 480 horizontal lines). Generally, anything at 720 or more horizontal lines will be considered HD; 1920x1080 resolution refers to Full HD; and 4K (or 4,000) horizontal lines refers to Ultra HD.

I/O Ports (Input/Output): The connectors on a tablet that connect its external devices, such as a USB port.

IPS (In-Plane Switching): LCD screen technology was first introduced in 1996 and now used in many displays. IPS technology offers wide viewing angles and consistent, accurate color reproduction without blur.

iSight® Camera: A proprietary camera of Apple, previously an external webcam. Not to be confused with a FaceTime camera, iSight refers to the rear cameras in more recent iPhone, iPad, and iPod models, which generally have a higher resolution than the front-facing FaceTime camera.

LAN (Local Area Network): A set of devices, such as computers, printers, or video games, physically or wirelessly connected for interactive communications wirelessly.

LCD (Liquid Crystal Display): A type of display that uses standard compact fluorescent tubes to illuminate the picture. Unlike LEDs, they don't produce their own light.

LED Backlighting: A way of producing light in LCD screens, resulting in a much clearer, brighter, better-looking display.

Level 2 Cache: Often written as "L2 cache," this is a type of memory capable of high-speed storage, enabling quick access to the most recently used data and instructions.

Lightning Port/Cable: The power connector used on Apple devices starting in September 2012 with the iPhone 5, fourth-generation iPad, iPad mini™, 5th generation iPod touch®, and 7th generation iPod nano®. It replaced the 30-pin adapter, with Apple claiming improved functionality and power capacity as reasons for a new proprietary charger.

Lithium-ion/lithium-polymer: A light, rechargeable battery often used in portable electronics such as tablets and smartphones.

Memory: The place where a computer keeps programs and data. This could refer to the hard drive, RAM, or cache.

Memory Card Reader: A device that accesses data on a memory card, such as an SD card.

Motherboard: A tablet's main circuit board. It's the central, essential part of a computer to which most other integrated parts are connected.

Multi-touch: A touchscreen or touchpad, sometimes referred to as multi-gesture, that recognizes two or more fingers, incorporating advanced functionality like pinching to zoom.

Network Card: A network card, network adapter, network interface controller, network interface card, or LAN adapter is a computer hardware component designed to allow computers to communicate over a computer network. It allows users to connect to each other wirelessly or by using cables.

Oleophobic Coating: An oil-resistant coating applied to touchscreens to help reduce fingerprints and smudges.

Operating System (OS): Software that takes care of basic system activities such as reading forms and saving to disk. It controls how system resources are used and provides a user interface. Tablet operating systems are generally optimized for a portable touchscreen experience. Among the most popular mobile operating systems are Google's Android, which can be found on a variety of devices, and Apple's iOS, found on iPhone, iPad, and internet-enabled iPod devices.

Processor: Also known as the CPU (central processing unit). As the primary element carrying out the tablet's functions, it's effectively the "brain" of the tablet. A dual-core processor has two execution cores, while a quad-core has four, etc; generally, more cores allows for faster computing.

Processor Speed: The rate at which the CPU performs calculations per second. It's measured in megahertz (MHz) or gigahertz (GHz). 1000MHz equals one GHz.

RAM (Random Access Memory): The place where a tablet keeps programs and data when they are in use. It's measured in megabytes or gigabytes (see bit/byte for more info).

Resistive Touchscreen: Can typically be used with a finger or stylus, but require pressure to be applied to the screen, which can sometimes affect ease of use. See touchscreen for more information.

Retina Display: A type of LCD screen specific to newer-model Apple MacBook Pro®, iPad, iPhone, and iPod devices. Retina displays have a high enough pixel density that the human eye is unable to notice pixelation at a typical viewing distance. Basically, Retina displays are clearer than typical LCDs.

SATA (Serial ATA): A way of connecting a hard drive to a computer. Most computers made after 2005 use SATA hard drives, which is generally faster and more efficient than SATA's predecessor, PATA.

Screen Resolution: Maximum number of pixels that can be displayed on the screen. This number is a product of the number of columns and the number of rows. For example, a display with 1920x1080 resolution can display 1,920 columns of pixels and 1,080 rows of pixels. The higher the resolution, the clearer the screen; see high definition for more info.

Software: The actual programs on a tablet, as opposed to the physical components. This includes apps and the operating system itself.

Solid-State Drive (SSD): Like a standard hard drive, a solid-state drive is used to store data. However, SSDs read and write files much more quickly, resulting in better performance overall. Hybrid drives combine the standard features of hard-disk drives and solid-state drives, resulting in a more optimal performance than a hard drive alone at a better price than a large SSD.

Sound card: A piece of computer hardware that controls its sound input and output.

TFT (Thin Film Transistor): A type of LCD flat-panel display that is made to be as thin and light as possible, taking up less space than bulky old-school computer monitors. TFT displays also generally have higher resolutions than older displays.

Touchscreen: A display you can interact with by touching it with an object, typically a finger or stylus. Touchscreens are one of the defining characteristics of tablets. For more information on different kinds of touchscreens, see capacitive touchscreen, resistive touchscreen, and multi-touch.

USB (Universal Serial Bus): A high-speed serial port technology that allows a variety of input and output devices to be easily attached to a PC. A USB device can be plugged in or unplugged without turning off the PC and is automatically recognized and configured upon plug-in. Typically, modern computers will have USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or some combination of the two. On paper, USB 3.0 is faster, though how much faster will depend on other factors, like your hardware.

Webcam: The term webcam is a combination of "web" and "video camera." They can be used for video chatting or recording videos, and are built into most tablets. Some tablets may even have two cameras, one that faces the front and one that faces the back, with the front being more suited for video chatting.

WiDi: This Intel-developed technology is short for Wireless Display, and lets users to stream music, movies, photos, videos, and apps wirelessly from a compatible tablet to a compatible HDTV or through the use of an adapter with other HDTVs. WiDi technology is capable of Full HD 1080p video and 5.1 surround sound audio, but you'll need the appropriate hardware to achieve that.

Wi-Fi: Wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide wireless high speed Internet and network connections. Wireless networks will generally use a 2.4GHz or 5GHz network, with 5GHz networks being able to carry more data. Some devices offer dual-band Wi-Fi, which works at both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. Some newer tablets use MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) Wi-Fi, which increases the performance of existing Wi-Fi networks.

Important Information

Wireless capability may require a network connection, accessories, and/or a service fee. Use of Bluetooth technology may require software and accessories. Please consult the manufacturer's documentation regarding the safe and proper use, handling, storage, charging, and disposal of products containing lithium-ion batteries.

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E249434 - Acer 10.1" Touchscreen 32GB WiFi Tablet with Keyboard Dock 4.6 5 8 8
Great Idea I received my order in record time and am very pleased with the result! I have a desk top, laptop, netbook, smartphone and Kindle Fire. Each of those has it's own advantage - the beauty of this tabet is that it has taken most all of those advantages and put it in one great package! I have had no problem setting up the system and have found it easy to use. I haven't had any problem with the docking stand and found it VERY convenient. The weight isn't bad - used it for reading last night. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a Windows based unit. 01-29-12
Love it!! This is the tablet that I have been looking for. This tablet has windows 7 and works great. I purchased the android tablets for my grandchildren but they were not for me. If you are looking for a tablet to do computer things on, this one is for you. 01-20-12
DEVPROCB Review of the W500 So I got the Acer w500 about a month ago, and wanted to give my self some time to write a Legitimate Review as opposed to some of the below comments that really have no technical knowledge on the products. 1. I would like to Cover something that appears are not disclosed on the site. There are 2 USB ports on the Bottom that you can plug any USB 2.0 hardware into ( Memory Cards so forth) and Battery life is actually accurately portrayed running Windows 7. Also it is bloated with bloatware you do not need. 2. The Software that comes with the acer product, bogs the system down, Uninstall the software, and if possible do a fresh install of window 7 with only the drivers that are needed to make everything function correctly. It is a Charm after that, has nothing to do with the Product itself, to many processes that run in the background when the computer starts up. 3. Heat - The product has great heat dissipation but is warm to the touch when utilizing Video or 3D graphics in the back center of the tablet. It is not annoying at all and in most cases stays super cool and quite. It will get hot if you cover the vent hole in the very top of the tablet. 4. Speed - Super Fast tablet, also I would like to address the comment below where the CPU is running at a 100% all the time. The tablet utilizes a new AMD Chip which incorporates the processor and the Video Chip on the same silicon, there is no separate video card, it is built into the processor. So when you are seeing the utilization of the cpu, it is because windows uses aero, and requires the Video card to display the 3D graphics on the server which in this machine is one in the same. So your cpu will always show active, but does not effect your actual cpu utilization. 5. Design - A little heavy compared to other tablets, but is expected since the it is an actual computer, but is still fairly light in hand. Not for long term use in a bed position. There is an accelerometer built in so detects position appropriately and rotates. The casing is super sleek and in the dark when watching video looks amazing on the led lit screen. 6. Graphics - It can play most video games at there lowest settings but is still capable, don't expect full 3D gaming graphics, but it looks 100 times better then any game you can get on an Ipad or Android tablet, as they are real legitimate games. Don't forget this is an actual PC! 7. Performance - Much faster then expected. Touch screen is as responsive as an IPad or Android tablet. It is a finger print magnet, but only shows when the screen is off or extremely dark. Good in sunny locations. When it comes to start up it actually loads up faster then a desktop due to the fact that there is a SOLID STATE HARD Drive included. For advanced users: you can pop open the casing and install your own SSD for more space, Obviously something QVC will not endorse. Does come with generous 32 GB of data, and when you setup home group there is no need to really store anything on the tablet itself. Suggestions to get the most out of the Product: 1. Install Windows 8 Preview Edition ( Advanced Users Only ) Get about 10 hours of battery life with Wireless off, 7 hours with wireless on - You can view our review of windows 8 on our site if you would like. DEVPROCB . COM review of windows 8 on our site if you would like. 2. Screen Protector - This is a must on all tablets of course 3. Download Blue Stacks to run Android Apps Natively on the system 4. External USB Optical Drive ( DVD Drive ) Comparison to other Tablets: So of course The tablet is not running android or the IOS Software from apple and the benefit to that is that you are not on a truly restricted software. Do you have a copy of Microsoft office you have that you would like to install, you can do it on this tablet. The major benefits of owning a full blown pc is there are no restrictions. So when it comes to a comparison there really is none. Yes android is a big thing only because because we as a society wanted to do things mobile from our pc's and the reason IPADS and Android became huge, but how many times have you wished you can just run anything with no restrictions. Have you tried loading flash on a "flash Enabled" android tablet, it is suppppper slow and almost non existent. Run Flash on this tablet as if you were on your home computer. No lag no slow downs full 1080P Video without an issue, visit your favorite sites in there full glory. If you go to any App store available, there are 10 to 15 apps that break up your favorite site into multiple apps, and then try to charge you for it, I honestly don't believe that is fair. Why pay for hardware that requires you to buy a new tablet every time a software upgrade comes out because that software is not compatible with the hardware it was made to run, Cough Cough Apple and Android cough cough. When it comes to a comparison there is none, and I hope you guys see that a tablet like the one above is well worth a mobile investment that actually allows you to do the things you want to do without paying for them, I mean you even have to pay for hulu when viewing them on the other tablets even though the full blown site is free! The tablet runs it because it is a true operating system! Bottom Line if you are looking for a tablet, get the above, or any Windows 7 Tablet. Much better investment over the long term. 12-07-11
Finally! A Tablet that Does Everything I looked at the iPad and it doesn't run Flash. I bought a Android tablet. It ran Flash but didn't run Java. It also didn't do well with Skype. So far, this Acer's been able to do anything and everything I've tried. One thing I didn't like was having McAfee installed so I removed it and added MS Security Essentials. It's free and it doens't slow your machine down. Definitely glad I tried it. It's a keeper! 11-07-11
LOVE THIS TABLET!! This Windows tablet is Awesome and is Exactly what I wanted. I tried a couple of the anroid tabs...just weren't for me. For me, this is the Best of both worlds. I'm Totally Happy with it's performance. I do Highly recommend getting a portfolio case and stylis pen. makes it PERFECT!!!! 10-29-11
Most Portable,Compatible Device of its Kind! I'm astounded at the Quality of this Acer Device. To me, it's not "half tablet" and "half laptop," It's ALL TABLET & ALL LAPTOP! I expected this product to be just an OK quality as a tab, and likewise for it's laptop-like qualities, merely because it served as a dual purpose but I was mistaken. It's a top-notch tablet and notebook. I agree with the former reviewer that questioned the first reviewer's mention of "top-heaviness???" The reviewer must not be locking it in place(which is easy) because mine never comes disconnected or even tips over, for that matter??!! Advice to the reviewer: Read the 2-Step Instructions or make sure you aren't putting it in upside down. lol Very portable, and with wireless or either the bluetooth, chances are you can print out your documents/pics easily if you have a newer printer! Great Buy!!! 10-05-11
Nice! I like the tablet, especially how it works with the keyboard dock. To the person that said it tips over,it doesn't. If you follow the easy instructions, you set it and lock it. The only issue I findis that it has a wide bezel. Meaning, the picture covers more of the screen surface than the actual product. It is indeed a 10-inch viewable screen, but if they reduced the bezel it could easily be a 12-inch viewable screen. 09-13-11
Top Heavy I purchased this tablet thinking it would be the perfect accessory for my photography business. The tablet worked great however when you attach the tablet to the keyboard dock it instantly becomes very top heavy and will tip over. The tipping of the tablet causes the tablet to become disconnected from the keyboard. Very frustrating. This tablet just wasn't for me. 07-21-11
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