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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Hitting the web is obviously going to be a key aspect of your tablet experience and, luckily, the Acer Iconia Tab A510 doesn't disappoint on this front.

The standard Android browser is on board, complete with Flash support (after a quick visit to Google Play to grab the latest version) and Google's app emporium has a wealth of browser alternatives such as Chrome and Dolphin HD, if you're not a fan of the native offering.

However, we saw no reason to stray from the default path.

Although, you may want to change the settings to avoid mobile sites as the A510's 10-inch display handles the real deal without issue – complete with text reflow, inverted rendering and pinch-to-zoom.

Zoomed pages look great and navigation is smooth without a hint of a delay or stutter when scrolling through long articles.

 Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review

The 1GB of RAM seemed to do the job when it came to seamless multi-tab browsing as well, with page refreshes being an infrequent nuisance.

If you're looking to surf on the go then you'll be pleased to know that a 3G version of the A510 (labelled the A511) will be landing as well – although prices have yet to be revealed.

The A510 boasts 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and also has Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity as well.


Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Green CompliantYes
Flash Memory Capacity32 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Wireless LANYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyICONIA Tab A
Front Camera/WebcamNo
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Processor ModelT30S
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
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 Address
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