Acer Iconia Tab A510 review

An affordable entry to the high-end quad-core tablet party, but lacking in any stand-out features

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Acer hasn't gone into overdrive installing 'bloatware' onto the A510, which is a relief after spending countless hours cleaning up the software it pre-loads onto its laptops.

LumiRead, we've already mentioned in the previous section and, sitting alongside this is the Astro file manager app, which we're big fans of as it makes it easy to find your stuff using a familiar explorer-like setup.

 Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review

SoundHound is great for tagging music.

Polaris Office, which is one of the most popular Android office suites (complete with Microsoft compatibility).

 Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review

And McAfee Virus Scan, which is probably overkill – but that's down to personal preference.

This being an Olympic-focused tab – the A510 also comes with the Eurosport Player app installed and you'll get free access to the live summer of sport as part of a promotional trial with your tab.

 Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review

Grabbing any other apps is a breeze using the artist-formerly-known-as-the-Android-Market, Google Play, and there's also the Tegra Zone on board which provides links to games that are optimised for Nvidia's quad-core CPU.

 Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review

In terms of gaming, the Acer Iconia Tab A510 is up there with the likes of the new iPad and the Asus Transformer Prime.

The Tegra 3 chip smashed through any game that we loaded up with ease including graphic-heavy titles such as Zen Pinball THD, Temple Run and Tiki Kart 3D.

 Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review

The last couple of apps that we should mention are Acer branded ones: Acer Print and clear.fi.

The former is a print client that easily found our Wi-Fi enabled HP printer and made printing from the A510 a piece of cake (it also works with USB printing) and the latter is Acer's DLNA platform, which makes sharing media across other Android devices simple.

It also doubles up as a none-too-shabby media browser.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Green CompliantYes
Flash Memory Capacity32 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
BluetoothNo
Wireless LANYes
GPSYes
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyICONIA Tab A
Front Camera/WebcamNo
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Processor ModelT30S
ColourSilver
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameAcer
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.30 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 3
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Number of Cells2-cell
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)680 g
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Height11 mm
Width260 mm
Depth175 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyLPDDR2
Product SeriesA
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product ModelA510
Product NameICONIA Tab A510 Tablet Computer
Product LineICONIA Tab
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberHT.H9MMA.001
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.acer.co.uk
Marketing Information

Lightweight and smaller than a magazine, the ICONIA TAB A Series is very easy to carry. It runs on the tablet-tailored Android operating system, and sports a capacitive multi-touch display with smart divisions that open up new possibilities for interaction. Enjoy a whole new touch experience!

Strikingly powerful

Inside the smooth and handsome chassis is a powerful mobile processor, putting striking power and graphics in your hands, while ample RAM enables fast multitasking. The multi-touch screen and fluid interface make using this tablet a breeze. And use it your way: hold the ICONIA TAB A Series in any direction and it'll auto-rotate to your perspective. What's more, the long-lasting battery will give you several hours of HD video playback and enjoyment.

Package Contents
  • ICONIA Tab A510 Tablet Computer
  • Micro USB to USB Female Cable
  • Charger with Plug
  • Quick Start Guide