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Pre-order Acer Iconia Tab A510 now, plus US price

Under: Tablet PC
By:Debbie Turner | March 23rd, 2012

The Acer Iconia Tab A510 has just been announced for the U.S. and Canada and there are likely to be plenty of people pleased to learn that pre-orders for this quad-core tablet are now being taken. We’ve been pretty impressed with what we’ve seen so far about this tablet and the price has now also been announced, $449.99, which seems pretty reasonable to us.

Apple’s new iPad may be totally dominating the tablet market but the Iconia Tab A510’s specs are certainly nothing to sneeze about. It has a 10.1-inch WXGA HD display with resolution of 1280×800, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 12-Core GeForce NVIDIA GPU, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 5-megapixel rear camera with HD video capture along with a 1-megapixel front-facer. It also features an HDMI port, microSD slot and a 9800mAh battery, which according to Acer offers around 12 hours of battery performance with video playback.

Featuring the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS it’s actually quite difficult to find anything to fault about the Iconia Tab 10.1 and as far as Android tablets go, this one should do very well indeed. It’s Acer’s first quad-core chip tablet to release in North America, according to BGR, and other additions are a full suite of productivity apps including Polaris Office 3.5 (compatible with Microsoft Office) and wireless printing via Acer Print. The display has a 16:10 aspect ratio and wide 85-degree viewing angle and audio is supplied by Dolby Mobile 3.

As for the design the Iconia Tab A510 has a soft-touch finish and is a special Olympic Games 2012 edition featuring both the Acer logo and the Olympic logo on the chassis. Dimensions are 10.2-inches x 6.9-inches x 0.43-inches and it weighs just above 24 ounces and comes in silver or black options. Pre-orders are now being taken at national electronics retailers or you can see more details at this Acer product page here.

You can also see a hands-on look video that we’ve embedded for you below this story. Will you be ordering the Acer Iconia Tab A510 and if so, why this one above other Android tablets or indeed the new iPad?

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