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

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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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posted on 14 Feb 2012, 09:28

1. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 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

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 11:03

3. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)

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

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 10:20 4

2. jove39 (Posts: 1976; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Extra weight is worth additional 8hrs of battery life.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 22:17

6. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 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.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 11:37

4. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 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.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 12:53 1

5. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

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

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