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.
|Processor||Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3||Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3|
|Memory||1GB DDR2||1GB DDR2|
|Storage||32GB Flash eMMC||32GB Flash eMMC|
|Expansions||MicroSD slot||Micro SD Slot|
|Screen||10.1-inch 1280x800||10.1-inch 1280x800 IPS +|
|Input||Capacitive multitouch to 10 points||Capacitive multitouch to 10 points|
|Networking||WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR||WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR|
|Doors||1 x micro HDMI, 1 x Micro USB, 1 x combo audio jack||Micro 1 x HDMI, 1 x combo audio jack|
|Room||5MP main camera HD Front||Main 8MP, 1.3 MP front|
|Battery||Polymer Lithium 36.26 W||Lithium Polymer 25Wh|
|Sensors||accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS||accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS (present but only unofficially)|
|Dimensions||260x175x10, 95mm||263x189x8, 3mm|
|Operating System||Android ICS 4||Android 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.