Reviewing the Acer Iconia Tab A510 with verdict

Although the Apple iPad is still dominating the tablet market, every now and again a viable Android challenger comes along and today we want to look at a review of the Acer Iconia Tab A510. We’ve posted articles about the Iconia Tab A510 previously and have been pretty impressed, so what did the review have to say?

First off we’ll give you a reminder of specs and features and one of the highlights of the Acer Iconia Tab A510 is its NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. It also has a 10.1-inch WXGA HD display with resolution of 1280 x 800, 5-megapixel rear camera with HD video capture and also a 1-megapixel front-facing shooter. There’s 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD slot, micro HDMI port and it runs on the latest Android OS, 4.0 ICS. As you can see from this brief outline the Iconia Tab A510 has a great deal to recommend it, with some high-end specs at a very reasonable price (we think) of $449.99.

The review we’re looking at comes from Droid-Life and gives a comprehensive rundown of the Iconia Tab A510, dividing various aspects into the ‘good’ and the ‘not so good.’ Positive points include the speed, battery, build, specs, 4.0 ICS, custom Android skin and screen. The quad-core processor was praised with “boy does it fly,” while the whopping 9800mAh battery also earned approval, lasting for two days of heavy use after only starting on a 65% charge.

The design of soft plastic smothered with dots provided good grip while the curves at the top and bottom made it comfortable to hold. We’ve already commented on the impressive specs and 4.0 ICS and although it’s described as having a custom skin, Droid-Life points out that it’s really more like stock ICS. All good so far then so what were the ‘not so good’ points.

Negatives were pointed out as the camera, the weight and the proprietary charger. The rear camera is nothing ground breaking at 5-megapixels and video capture was described as “less than stellar.” The weight is a little heftier than some of the competition, a minor gripe though especially as that extra weight enables a larger capacity battery for that long-lasting charge. As far as the proprietary charger is concerned it was noted that it didn’t seem necessary as the microUSB could have been used. As you can see then, the plus points far seem to outweigh the minus points for the Iconia Tab A510.

In conclusion Droid-Life notes that for those after an Android tablet that can do what you want it to and for a long time then the Iconia Tab A510 fits the bill. With the reasonable price and some top specs the reviewer’s verdict is that “Acer seems to have hit a sweet spot for performance and affordability.” If you want a new tablet but really want an Android device, then this one could be the right one for you.

We’d appreciate your comments on the Acer Iconia Tab A510. Do you think this might be your next tablet purchase? Maybe you already have it and would recommend it, or not, to our readers?


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    nijikon says:

    I’ve discounted the transformer prime for now because of the price…I wonder if this will be priced a bit lower when it arrives in the UK? $499 seems reasonable. I’m struggling to find an affordable tablet with expandable memory, tegra 3 and SD slot. Android 4.0 isnt a sticking point but it would be nice. Hmm, I think this might just be the tablet I go for.

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