Acer Iconia A501 & A500 Tablets Go On Preorder

Both the 3G and non 3G versions of the Acer Aspire ICONIA TAB Android tablets, the A501 and the A500, have gone on sale at Amazon for £530 and £450 respectively with both expected to be delivered on April 20th.

The only difference between the two tablets is the 3G on the A501. The A50x series differ significantly from the W50x series which went on sale at the same time.

The latter comes with an AMD Fusion platform with 2GB RAM while the former packs a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset clocked at 1GHz with 1GB RAM.

The W-series is also powered by Windows 7 Home Premium while the A-series runs on Android Honeycomb. The last major difference between the two is the availability on the W-series of a £50 keyboard docking station that converts the tablet into a full-fledge notebook with a pointing device.

Both however have a HDMI port, Dolby Mobile Sound, a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixels capacitive screen, a 13.3-inch thickness, a 5-megapixel rear and a 2-megapixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a microSD card reader and 32GB onboard storage.

As expected the Android tablets from Acer, there's also a customised user interface that, according to the company, adds a whole new level of interactivity.