Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tablet Deal: Acer Iconia Tab A500 32GB $349

As I rushed through Costco yesterday to grab a few things I could not help but stop and look at the different tablets they offered. I saw the new Vizio 8" tablet and was excited to test it out but someone had enabled a lock code so I could not demo it at all. They have it priced for $289 which is $40 off the original price. What really caught my eye was the Acer Iconia Tab A500.

The A500 has not been the most popular tablet but has a few features that do stand out. At Costco the A500 is priced at $349 and is the 32GB version. It also comes with a case that is $40 in value. A few weeks ago I spent hours looking for the 16GB version for $300 but this is a much better deal.

Recently the Acer Iconia Tab A100 was announced. It has a 7" screen and runs Android 3.2. It will be priced at $330. Having used a 7" device I am not convinced that there is a super need for that size. My phone is almost that size and whenever I switch from the PlayBook to the iPad2 I realize how awesome it is to have a 10" screen.

With the Acer Iconia Tab A500 being just above the price of a smartphone I see no reason to deny this deal. Drop by your local Costco and pick one up today.