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The price of the Acer Iconia A500 has been steadily declining over the past few months and it looks like Target is offering their best deal yet for this Android 3.0 tablet. Starting from August 14th you can pick up the Iconia A500 for $399 and get a $100 Target Gift Card free, effectively making the price $299.

Update: Best Buy has a similar deal going, it seems. Rumor is, so does Walmar.

Acer Iconia Tab A500

The Iconia A500 features the following standard Honeycomb specs:

  • 10.1" (1280x800) display
  • 1Ghz dual-core Tegra 2 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 5MP rear-cam and 2MP front-cam
  • Android 3.1

With the so called Acer Iconia Tab A501 available for pre-order and due to be launched shortly, it is likely that the price of the A500 will continue to decline. Nevertheless, this is probably one of the best deals for a fully featured Honeycomb tablet.

Source: FatWallet

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  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    My opinion of this tablet was adversely affected after I played with it at Costco. The build quality is nowhere near those of the XOOM, Tab 10.1, or the Transformer.

    • Rami

      I bought one and it had nice build quality (from costco) but it had around 4 dead pixels and some dust under the screen as soon as i opened it. Then returned and bought a second one and there was 2 dead pixels and the glass at the right corner of the screen was bubbled almost like some gas exploded under the screen. Returned it to costco and bought xoom from online. it had one white pixel that wasnt that bright and only showed up on black screens.
      It wasnt a big deal but the charger would slip out at the lightest touch meaning it couldnt be used while charging. Returned that, bought a galaxy tab 10.1, it has a stuck pixel and a tiny spec of dust in the screen but other than that i love it. so not returning any time soon. only thing i cant seem to figure out is how to zoom with the camera. it doesnt pinch zoom like touchwiz cam or the volume buttons. im not using it for pictures because that would be ridiculous

      • Jon Garrett

        4 tablets (3 manufacturers) with the same problem? sounds like you're the one damaging these devices.

        • Rami

          Actually all i did with them was open them, register them, download the pixel test app, clean off the screen and test them with all of the colors. and even some of the iconia models on display have that screen bubble thing and dead/stuck pixels and dust. It's not me, just my bad luck.

      • Eric S.

        Indeed.. something's not right there. Dead pixels are a very uncommon issue, and for you to have it across all these different devices seems very.. unlikely.

        • Joe

          He's not the only one. I found three stuck pixels on the iconia and one on the Ipad 2. The transformer has light bleeding issues. I'm sick and tired of the quality control issues with various brands. It's not the end user or bad luck, most of the current tablets have various issues. No thanks....

          The other thing that annoys me are the fanboys and company stooges who attack honest customers.

  • Eric

    I thought this was a good tablet, but did nothing to recommend itself. It's not super thin, no dock, not the OG honeycomb tablet, no ridiculous amounts of ports. Just, vanilla.

  • Michael Butler

    A good deal, but it's misleading to say the giftcard makes it $299 (unless you can sell the gift card for cash). What you're really getting is $500 merchandise for $400... Not $400 worth for $300.

    • Raphael

      The acer is not 499 retail it is 399 regularly

      • cosmic

        He's including the $100 giftcard in the "$500 merchandise".

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          As I said earlier, you can never have enough toilet paper. Use the $100 card wisely!

  • Luis E.

    Office Depot have that offer too.

  • sam

    i want to buy it but want to know that is this useful or not or is its camera good