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

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.