Acer unveils 10-inch Iconis A500 tablet

Acer and Verizon Wireless revealed the 10-inch ICONIS A500 Tab on Wednesday. With its Nvidia Tegra 2-powered CPU, Acer claims the tablet will deliver gaming experiences "on par" with game consoles.

Eric Franklin Former Editorial Director
Eric Franklin led the CNET Tech team as Editorial Director. A 20-plus-year industry veteran, Eric began his tech journey testing computers in the CNET Labs. When not at work he can usually be found at the gym, chauffeuring his kids around town, or absorbing every motivational book he can get his hands on.
Expertise Graphics and display technology Credentials
  • Once wrote 50 articles in one month.
Eric Franklin

Don't be fooled by this image. The Iconis will likely power on and run apps. Acer

LAS VEGAS--Tablet news just keeps a rolling in this week at CES and the tablet crew here at CNET remains focused on delivering as much as current U.S. labor laws allow.

On Wednesday Acer and Verizon Wireless announced the Iconis Tab A500. The tablet will use the latest version of Android and the Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core 1GHz processor to power its 10-inch capacitive touch screen.

The Iconis will also make use of Verizon Wireless's 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network and use Acer's UI 4.5 in tandem with Android as its interface of choice.

Other details are the inclusion of Acer's Clear.fi media-sharing system preloaded on the device, an HDMi port, 1080p output, a 13.3mm profile, SkyCross antenna, a ZTE LTE wireless module, and Flash 10.1 support.

Acer is touting the tablet's Nvidia-derived CPU horsepower as a reason gamers will want to keep and eye on the Iconis A500.

Acer says, "One of the tablet's most impressive features is its ability to run and play premium HD arcade games and complex online 3D games, thanks to the 10-point multitouch and gyro meter control, which guarantees an entertainment experience on par with the best game consoles."

We'll have to wait and see if that actually turns out to be true. Check back later this week for more details on the Iconis Tab A500.

Acer 10-inch Iconis A500 tablet (photos)

See all photos