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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Battery life on the Acer Iconia Tab A510 is great, thanks to the 9,800mAh that it's packing.

This may not match the 12,000mAh power pack of the latest iPad, but it blows the 7,000mAh of the Asus Transformer Prime out of the water and, in our stress test, also outshone the Asus Transformer Pad 300's battery too.

Acer is stating a video playback life-span of around 12 hours and we're not going to argue with that.

 Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review

We got a solid 10 hours of general usage out of the A510, including streaming, gaming and browsing – with the brightness turned right up.

In our test, which involves streaming HD video with all the settings cranked up to the max, it managed an impressive 444 minutes, almost 7.5 hours of solid action.

However, there is a downside to all this battery power.

The Iconia Tab A510 takes an age to fully charge – we're talking 10-12 hours.

And don't expect to have any fun with it during the initial hour or so when charging from dead – it won't respond until it's at least 20 per cent full.

When it came to gathering benchmarking scores the Acer Iconia Tab A510 really showed its clout.

It outshone its similarly priced Tegra 3 rival – the Asus Transformer Pad 300 – and came pretty close to matching Asus' top dog in the market right now, the Transformer Prime.

  • Antutu – 10,935
  • SunSpider – 1,847
  • PeaceKeeper – 355


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