Acer Iconia M500 - MeeGo tablet shown at Computex

Published by Rafe Blandford at 10:55 UTC, June 1st 2011

Earlier today, at the Computex trade-show, Acer unveiled the Iconia M500, a tablet running on MeeGo. It has 10 inch screen, with a resolution of 1280 x 800, and runs on an Intel Atom processor (Moorestown). The device is running a custom UI, which is described as 'snackable', on top of MeeGo 1.2. Acer expect to release the M500 to the market by the end of the year, but have not disclosed pricing details.

The Mseries is a new line for Acer and is set to be the standard designation for their MeeGo tablet products. The appearance and dimensions of the Iconia M500 are similar to Acer's Android tablet, the A500.

Hardware details:

  • Intel Atom Processor (Z6xx at 1.5 Ghz), Moorestown platform, Intel GMA 600 graphics
  • 10.1 inch display, with a resolution of 1280 x 800
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • 5 megapixel rear facing camera, VGA front facing camera

 

Video of the Iconia M500's presentation at Computex from netbooknews.com

Further information is available at netbooknews.com, MeeGoNews and Engadget.

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