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Acer ICONIA TAB A501 BlackBerry PlayBook
Global Score
5.575.87
Basic Information
AcerBlackberry
Android 3.2, 3.0BlackBerry Tablet OS
2011-03-222010-09-27
10.24 x 6.97 x 0.52 inches7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 inches
25.75 ounces14.11 ounces
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 215.00 at Amazon$ 180.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
10.1 inches7 inches
1280 x 800 pixels 1024 x 600 pixels
LCDLCD
149 pixels per inch170 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
5.55.7
Performance
--TI OMAP4430 chipset
ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processor
1 GB RAM1 GB RAM
Yes GPUPowerVR SGX540 (Dual-Core 304 MHz) GPU
6.577.47
Storage
16 GB internal memory64 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB) external memory slotNo SD card slot
3.264.4
Camera
5.00 MP + 2.00 MP5.00 MP + 3.00 MP
--1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
4.734.95
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM--
SIM--
5.13.2
Battery Life
3260mAh Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
3.761.36
Other Features
Bluetooth 2.1, EDRBluetooth 2.1, EDR
GPSGPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

BlackBerry PlayBook is just a bit better than Acer ICONIA TAB A501, with a score of 5.87 against 5.57. BlackBerry PlayBook is a a lot lighter and extremely thinner tablet than Acer ICONIA TAB A501, although both were released with only a couple months difference. BlackBerry PlayBook comes with BlackBerry Tablet OS OS, while Acer ICONIA TAB A501 counts with Android 3.2 OS.

The BlackBerry PlayBook has a quite superior hardware performance than Acer ICONIA TAB A501, and although they both have a Dual-Core processing unit and a 1 GB RAM, the BlackBerry PlayBook also has an extra graphics processor. The BlackBerry PlayBook features a bit more vivid display than Acer ICONIA TAB A501, because although it has a much smaller display and a way lower resolution of 600 x 1024px, it also counts with a just a little greater quantity of pixels in each display inch.

BlackBerry PlayBook features a little bit better camera than Acer ICONIA TAB A501. Both have the same resolution back-facing camera. BlackBerry PlayBook counts with a superior storage capacity for games and applications than Acer ICONIA TAB A501, because although it has no slot for SD memory cards, it also counts with 64 GB internal memory.

The Acer ICONIA TAB A501 has a way better battery performance than BlackBerry PlayBook.

The BlackBerry PlayBook is not only the best devices in our current comparisson, but it's also by far the cheapest.