Tablet prizefight: Acer vs. Asus

Two Honeycomb tablet beauties, the Acer Iconia Tab and Asus Eee Pad Transformer, get the CNET Prizefight treatment in order to determine which of them is worth your time and money.

The year started out with only one Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet on the horizon (the Motorola Xoom). Today, nearly halfway through the year, we have so many Honeycomb tablets flying around CNET that it's hard to keep them all straight. More importantly, the prices on these things are steadily creeping downward, making them a more compelling alternative to Apple's lowest-priced iPad 2.

Two of the latest low-cost Honeycomb tablets to hit the shelves are the Acer Iconia Tab A500 and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. The only trouble is, it's almost impossible to tell the two apart (beyond the $50 price difference). Both tablets have 10-inch screens, Android 3.0, front and rear cameras, HDMI output, and a Wi-Fi connection to the Internet.

So, to set the record straight on what these two Honeycomb beauties have to offer and which of them is worth your time and money, our CNET experts endure six rounds of grueling deliberation to see which tablet comes out on top.

Let the Prizefight begin!

About the author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

 

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