Although Android tablets have yet to take off in the manners that Apple iPads have, it’s still nice to see that we as consumers have options in this market. If you refuse to be a part of Apple’s pandemonium, perhaps you will enjoy the latest Android tablet from Acer, the Iconia Tab A510.
We previously reviewed the Iconia Tab A500 and found it to pack quite a value, so we hope to be as impressed with Acer’s first tablet with a Quad Core Tegra 3 processor, meaning the device should run fast, fast, fast. The upgraded processor can enhance up to “2.6 times the performance” and “three times the graphics performance compared to previous generation processors,” according to a statement by Acer. The Iconia Tab A510 will also contain the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich so you can enjoy the newest operation system until Google releases Jelly Bean and Key Lime Pie, the next editions of scrumptiously-named Android.
The screen size, however, remains at its trusty, portable 10.1-inch screen. Its 1280 x 800 resolution features 720p high definition visuals and can play 1080p videos, all while blasting Dolby Digital sound. The tablet will also have a five megapixel main camera and a single-megapixel front facing shooter for video chats or self portraits. Lastly, it will come with 32 GB of internal memory and 1 GB of RAM, and its upgraded battery is capable of running on approximately 12 hours of video playback. You can also increase the memory size through a Micro SD card reader that will support an extra 32 GB of content.
“The new Acer Iconia Tab A510 will exceed the expectations of customers who are ready to embrace using their tablets for more fun, entertainment and a first-rate mobile gaming experience,” said Paul Tayar, director of product marketing for connected devices, Acer America.
Tayar also notes that this new model of the Iconia Tab aims to be more productivity-inducing, with great apps like Polaris Office 3.5 and Evernote pre-installed to help you get things done.
“Its comprehensive suite of productivity apps … will enable them to remain productive and connected on-the-go,” he said. Other pre-installed applications include Netflix, Kindle, and Google Music. The tablet can support HDMI to VGA conversions so you can connect it to a projector to use for office presentations or home entertainment.
Sounds like a good deal? Customers in the United States and Canada and pre-order the Acer Iconia A510 today at online retailers for $450 and get a selection of silver or black casing. While there are no words yet on when the tablet will ship, the special edition models will celebrate and sponsor the upcoming 2012 Olympic games in London by featuring the five Olympic rings on the back of the tablet.
If you’re not in a hurry, no problem. Digital Trends will keep you posted with our hands on review of the unit as soon as it arrives.