Acer Iconia Tab A501 – Introduction
Put an end to feeling bored or disconnected on the road.
The new Acer Iconia Tab A501, launched recently by tech pioneer Acer in 16GB and 32GB models, is your ideal travel companion. Slimmer than a magazine and weighing only 1.7 pounds, the amazing tablet device serves as the follow-up to the hugely successful Acer Iconia Tab A500.
This time, it’s even sleeker and faster.
The A501 boasts of Google’s powerful Android Honeycomb operating system, and includes the revolutionary NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core 1GHz processor, high-speed Wi-Fi + 3G connectivity, the intuitive Acer Zones interface, and a 10.1-inch multi-touch display that’s poised to open up a whole new range of smart, easy, and joyful interaction possibilities.
These sophisticated technologies are housed in an elegantly designed metal aluminum cover brushed in alpine silver—making the Acer Iconia Tab A501 easy on the eyes and comfy in your hands. With dimensions of 10.2 x 7 x 0.5 inches, the travel-friendly tablet fits perfectly into your backpack, briefcase, satchel, or handbag; it’s certainly portable enough to be carried around as you head to the office, your favorite café, the shopping mall, the airport, or the beach.
Like its predecessor, the Acer Iconia Tab A501 also features a handy set of entertainment capabilities designed to ensure that you will never again have a dull moment, wherever you are and wherever you go. The tablet’s dazzling LED-backlit WXGA display—which comes with high-definition 1280 x 800 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, extra-wide viewing angles, and capacitive multi-touch screen technology for precise fingertip control—makes everything look so much crisper, brighter, smoother, and better than on any other device. Whether you’re watching movies, flicking through photos, reading an e-book, browsing the Web, streaming YouTube videos, or updating your social networks, you’ll be hard-pressed to look away from the tablet or put it down. But it’s not just the visuals: you’ll also love what you hear from the Acer Iconia Tab A501. Its room-filling stereo speakers integrate Dolby Mobile sound technology and bring out the best in HD movies and music.
Meanwhile, if games are your idea of fun, you can count on to the Acer Iconia Tab A501 to deliver hours of non-stop, hardcore, console-quality gaming. With a 6-axis motion sensing system (accelerometer + gyroscope + ambient light sensors), an ultra-low power NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU, and a long-lasting lithium-ion polymer battery, the tablet is a true game-changer. Three HD games are already built-in—Hero of Sparta, Need for Speed:Shift, and Let’s Golf—so you can experience the tablet’s unique speed and power from right out of the box.
Of course, the Acer Iconia Tab A501 is more than a shiny new toy; it’s also an intelligent Web device that keeps you productive, informed, and connected as you travel from one place to another. The Android platform that powers the tablet includes a suite of touch-optimized apps that lift the burden and boredom off your shoulders: a lightning-quick Android Web browser (with support for Adobe Flash); an office productivity app called Documents To Go; the official GMail, Google Talk, and YouTube apps; geo-location services like Google Maps and Navigation; the Lumiread e-book reader; the smart Facebook and Twitter content aggregator called Social Jogger; plus the efficiency-boosting Acer Zones, a handy interface that intelligently organizes all your content across a fully customizable five-page home screen.
If you’re in the mood for more apps or games, you can connect via the Acer Iconia Tab A501’s speedy wireless Wi-Fi or HSDPA (3G) technology and download more from the popular Android Market, NVIDIA Tegra Zone, or Gameloft HD Store. No need to worry about data storage: a microSD™ Card slot, a full-sized USB port, and micro-USB sockets provide tons of space for storing your apps, files, digital media, and other downloads.
Rounding out the Acer Iconia Tab A501’s fully loaded hardware set are two convenient cameras: a 5.0-megapixel snapper at the back, with LED flash and HD video recording capability, for capturing your most precious travel moments and memories, plus a front-facing 2-megapixel cam for taking Internet video calls and fun self-portraits. The tablet also includes a micro-HDMI port (with Dual Display feature) and the cutting-edge Acer Clear.fi technology, a wireless DLNA-enabled solution for sharing, storing, and syncing your multimedia across a home network of devices.
Let the sleek and smart Acer Iconia Tab A501 guide you the next time you travel. A compact, lightweight Android device packing plenty of entertainment, connection, and information capabilities, the tablet is your license to travel—and to travel light, smart, and happy.