Summary: Acer has built something of an empire hawking inexpensive wares, and its forays into the tablet market haven’t been much different. The Iconia Tab A510 looks strikingly similar to its predecessor, the Iconia Tab A500 . It too has a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800-resolution display and dual cameras, but doubles the storage capacity to 32GB, comes equipped with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and joins the short list of tablets packing Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor.
Pros: Inexpensive, for a 10-inch tablet, Decent display
Cons: Thicker and heavier than the competition, Mediocre cameras, Awkward speaker placement can muffle the sound
Excerpt: Acer Iconia Tab A510 is a 10.1-inch Android tablet with a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage space, microSD expansion slot, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI out, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, front-facing camera, while Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is running the show.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Excerpt: The Tegra 3 platform that Acer’s latest Android tablet is based on is stellar — not only because of its blazing-fast performance but also because of its battery life. The Iconia Tab A510 with its 32GB storage and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS is one of the most capable tablets available. On paper in fact it’s as impressive as it can be at this price point ignoring the lack of a 3G modem. Only it hasn’t tried to do anything more than look good on paper.
Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review: 10.1 Inches Of Grade A Android Tablet
5 May 2012
Summary: After spending several days using the A510 full-time, I can honestly say that it offers one of the best tablet experiences that I've ever had. It's fast, fluid, feels great, has good battery life, and Acer didn't overload it with custom crapware. The speakers and camera may be shoddy, but neither of those things are the primary reason that anyone buys a tablet.
[Head-To-Head] ASUS Transformer Prime Vs. Acer Iconia Tab A510
1 May 2012
Summary: I'm not going to call on overall winner here, because I don't think it's fair to name one "better" than the other. Much like with smartphones, the way each individual uses their tablet constitutes which one is the "best" one for them, and both of these tablets are absolutely fantastic devices.
Acer Iconia Tab A510 Olympics Game Tablet Edition, available for pre-order in US and Canada for $449
23 March 2012
Conclusion: Acer Iconia Tab A510 is an all-around tablet. Its specs are pretty impressive and more than adequate to support gaming, entertainment, and productivity. A 12-hour battery life is not much for a tablet, but quite good considering it has a quad-core processor. Its design is also something to rave about, especially if you’re an Olympics fan. Better grab one for $449 in national electronics retail stores found in the US and Canada before pre-order stocks run out.
Excerpt: If the Asus’ Transformer Prime seemed a little too expensive for your taste, don’t worry, you get another opportunity at owning a Tegra 3-powered tablet which comes with a more affordable price tag. Courtesy of Acer, we will see very soon on the market the new Iconia Tab A510.