Acer has launched Iconia Tab W500s – successor to the Acer W500. The W500s is powered by AMD C60 APU which is a marginal upgrade to the W500′s AMD C50 APU. The integrated GPU on AMD C60 (ATi Radeon HD 6290) is also better than C50′s ATi 6250. W500s, along with W500, is one of the few affordable windows tablets.
Specs include 10.1-inch widescreen 1280 × 800 (WXGA) pixel display, AMD A50M chipset, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit OS. Interfaces include 2x USB 2.0, SD card slot, output HDMI, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, 2x (front / back) Web camera 1.3 megapixel, headphone and microphone. Also check out Acer Iconia B1 review.
Inconia Tab W500s features a 3 cell lithium polymer and Acer claims that you will be able to get around 6 hours with it. Measuring 275 × 190 × 15.95mm, it weighs in at around 0.97 kilo grams. Major improvement that C60 brings is the added Turbo Core that lets it operate at 1.33GHz if the CPU feels the need for it.
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