We’ve previously heard about the existence of the Acer Iconia Tab A510
, but it wasn’t confirmed up until CES. The tablet was on display here and it looks like a lesser-specced version of the Iconia Tab A700.
The Iconia Tab A510 comes with the same Tegra 3 quad-core chip with the processor clocked at 1.3GHz and it’s running on the latest of Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The screen has the same size as the one on the Tab A700 - 10.1 inches but the resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels, less than the amazing 1920 x 1200 pixels on the A700. That’s still a pretty good resolution, though, and if it brings the price down many should find it a decent trade.
In the photographic department, the A510 features a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2MP front shooter, a welcome addition for video conferencing. The standard connectivity package is there - Wi-Fi, optional 3G and an extension microSD card slot.
Designwise, the Tab A510 has the metallic looks of its A500 sibling, which is not a bad thing, and additionally the new tablet is slimmer and lighter. There’s still a cloud of mystery around the tablet - its price and release date are yet unknown, so we’ll be looking to learn more about them soon.