The new Acer leonia Tab A500 is a powerful tablet. and is rigged with the much talked about Android Honeycomb OS. With its sleek looks and button-free fac;;ade, it seems to have everything that you will ever want in a tablet...well, almost. Let's take a closer look to know why ... It exudes a solid feel, what with its sturdy but heavy design. The 10.1-inch LCD capacitive multi-touch screen literally comes alive in your hands. The A500 tab houses a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, a gig of RAM and is based on Android 3.0.1 (aka Honeycomb). The slate is lightning fast and extremely powerful capable of running a full HD game while playing music at the same time, with multiple services running in the background. Now that's what we call performance!

Acer has also been kind enough to beef up the A500 with 16GB of built-in memory. If that's not enough, you can further ramp it up to 32GB via a microSD card. Or, you could just fall back on your trusty pen drive because there is a USB port on this tab too. However, it does not support external USB hard drives. What you will also be able to do is hook up a USB keyboard to improve productivity. Opt for the BT keyboard instead.

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The A500's 5-megapixel camera is accompanied by an LED flash. It produces images of average quality and recorded videos at 720p are also not that spectacular. Despite boasting Dolby Mobile tech, audio seemed weak. Video playback is smooth, a testament of its awesome specs,but the display's lack of sharpness and average colour contrast dampened the experience. Acer has managed to make, what we believe, the near-perfect tablet.The only drawbacks of the leonia Tab is that it lacks 3G (for the moment), could do with a more vivid display and is a little heavy. But if you're the type looking for a portable quick fix for your movie stash or need a work slate, the A500 should do just fine.