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[Fud] Acer ships Iconia W500 Fusion tablet

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Originally Posted by Fudzilla 
Acer has officially started selling the Iconia W500, the world’s first AMD Fusion-based tablet and you should be able to get one within days. Several shops jumped the gun and some lucky punters were able to buy one even before the official launch.

http://fudzilla.com/notebooks/item/22509-acer-ships-iconia-w500-fusion-tablet

iconiaw500.jpg

Seems pricey.
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Aside from the 'Acer' name I think that thing looks amazing. I'd can't wait to see some reviews of the performance and battery life.

No size dimensions though in the article. Hope it's at least 8" wide.
    
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It comes with windows 7, no thanks. Even as good as win7 is, not good for a tablet.
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It comes with windows 7, no thanks. Even as good as win7 is, not good for a tablet.

AMD Fusion is much better than an Intel Atom for a netbook/tablet.
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AMD Fusion is much better than an Intel Atom for a netbook/tablet.

Then they will both probably be slow.
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Then they will both probably be slow.

Slow when compared to?

Obviously it's slower than any true notebook.
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the same tablet also comes in an android flavor.
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It comes with windows 7, no thanks. Even as good as win7 is, not good for a tablet.

Many people need Windows 7 to make a tablet of any use to them. I believe there is room for both types. For example, my father is an architect and for the uses he would like a tablet for at work he would need Windows 7. There is no other way around it. The applications and functions he requires have to be on Windows but the form factor would be wonderful.
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post #9 of 22
Price is steep (~$824 USD) but the specs on that thing are chock-full-o-awesomesauce for a tablet.
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post #10 of 22
I bought the Acer Iconia Laptop last week from Newegg. It's win7 and has the same Media-Ring. I can't get it away from the old lady. She loves it. I like it because I can type nearly 100% speed on the bottom display. I think practice with an iPhone has helped the learning curve.

What I like about it is I can put Unity on it as it's a full fledge laptop.

I don't have the link but here's what's relevant. This Iconia W500 can have several / almost any reasonable media publishing tools installed.

You cannot say that for the iPad and several other android Tabs.

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