Acer Iconia A500 - Honeycomb on a Budgetby Vivek Gowri & Jarred Walton on June 24, 2011 4:00 AM EST
Battery life on the Iconia is a bit lower than other Honeycomb tablets. The rest of the group seems to be around 9 hours for both of our battery life tests, while the Acer ends up in the 7-7.5 hour range. It’s a little bit odd, given that the Acer has dual 3260 Ah batteries (similar to the Xoom), and that all of the tablets at play here are running Tegra 2. Given the very similar hardware and software at play here, the best possible explanations for the lower battery life are that the screen consumes more power than in other tablets or that there are still some software and driver optimizations that Acer can do to improve battery runtime.