Acer Iconia Tab A510 to hit the EU in March with 18 hours of battery life and decent pricing

Acer Iconia Tab A510 to hit the EU in March with 18 hours of battery life and decent pricing
The Acer Iconia Tab A510 that we handled last month at the CES expo, has been tipped for arrival in France and probably the rest of Europe as well next month. 

The selling point of this 10" tablet is that it sports a gargantuan 9800mAh battery, making it a bit heavier than the Asus Transformer Prime, but lasting the impressive 18 hours on a single charge, which is twice the best Android tablets in that respect.

This battery performance is despite the hefty 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 silicon, powering a 10" 1280x800 pixels display. Not bad at all, and hopefully a sign of things to come. The price has stayed pretty decent as well - the Acer Iconia Tab A510 is said to hit French stores with the 399 Euro price tag (~$527), which is a very good starting point for 18 hours of battery life.

                        Acer Iconia Tab A510                         Asus Transformer Prime
ProcessorQuad-core Nvidia Tegra 3Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3
Memory1GB DDR21GB DDR2
Storage32GB Flash eMMC32GB Flash eMMC
ExpansionsMicroSD slotMicro SD Slot
Screen10.1-inch 1280x80010.1-inch 1280x800 IPS +
InputCapacitive multitouch to 10 pointsCapacitive multitouch to 10 points
NetworkingWiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDRWiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Doors1 x micro HDMI, 1 x Micro USB, 1 x combo audio jackMicro 1 x HDMI, 1 x combo audio jack
Room5MP main camera HD FrontMain 8MP, 1.3 MP front
BatteryPolymer Lithium 36.26 WLithium Polymer 25Wh
Sensorsaccelerometer, gyroscope, GPSaccelerometer, gyroscope, GPS (present but only unofficially)
Dimensions260x175x10, 95mm263x189x8, 3mm
Operating SystemAndroid ICS 4Android ICS 4
Granted, this is for the Wi-Fi version only, and if you want the SIM card slot and more memory, you'd splurge more, but that is so with any other slate. If this thing comes to the US, the price will translate probably to less than $500, and the Transformer Prime will start feeling rather uneasy in its Android royal chair.

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Iconia Tab A510
  • Display 10.1 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    Other front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 3, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 9800 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0



5. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

well played Acer. I will keep my eye on this one.

4. manuell3g

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Hehehe,indeed Samsung has to come strong n cheap. No one will feel cheated buying this new quad core tablets cos indeed they perform flawlessly. I even have a felling that because of the processor and i.c.s all de devices from other manufacturers will be equally snappy.

2. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Extra weight is worth additional 8hrs of battery life.

6. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

9x more battery life and 1/4 the weight of my laptop. It may be time to start looking at tablets. If only this came with a dock like the transformer prime.

1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

looks like a competitor the Asus Transformer Prime has finally been shown. Now just to see what moto, HTC, samsung, and others are packing for the yearly onslaught

3. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Samsung better come top notch AND cheap because something like this ACER is worthy of my money.

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