Cracking Open the Acer Iconia Tab (A500)

Cracking Open the Acer Iconia Tab (A500)

Summary: Bill Detwiler cracks open the Acer Iconia Tab. Inside this Android tablet, he found hardware from NVidia, Elpida, SanDisk, and Broadcom.

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  • Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
    Caption by: Bill Detwiler

  • Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
    Caption by: Bill Detwiler

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Topics: Hardware, Android, Laptops, Mobility, Tablets

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  • price mistake

    Hey u got the price wrong "16GB ($449.99) and 32GB ($499.99) versions."
    nikrusty@...
  • RE: Cracking Open the Acer Iconia Tab (A500)

    The A500 is $429 at Costco, and it is for the 32GB version! Since yoiu always get more at Costco, the A500 also comes with the Acer Case Stand & mini-HDMI cable. If you want to buy a warranty, you can get a 2yr from SquareTrade for $99, and have 90 days from date of purchase to buy the warranty plan (which also covers accidental breakage).

    Now seeing it has a chip that does Bluetooth, WiFi, and FM why was there no FM radio app?
    manowaraz
  • RE: Cracking Open the Acer Iconia Tab (A500)

    Hi, my tablet slip off from my hands and it hit the floor... It cracked and I put the pieces all together but I think the small box with the lenses of the camera was harmed. Now the camera works but it cannot focus well, it is like myopic. Does somebody know a link or have a suggestion to fix the camera of the tablet A500?
    josepho3412
  • RE: Cracking Open the Acer Iconia Tab (A500)

    Thanks for the teardown! Wondered about cracking open my W500 to expand the hard-drive memory, but doesn't look there is any "room" to do so. Will buy a sd card instead...thanks again!
    imquick2@...