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Quad-core Acer Iconia Tab A510 coming to the US for only $449.99

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Quad-core Acer Iconia Tab A510 coming to the US for only $449.99
The Acer Iconia Tab A510 might not be the most powerful Acer tablet out there, but it strikes a good balance between a price of $449.99 and a powerful quad-core processor inside.

And now Acer spoke up and confirmed that the 10.1-inch tablet is coming to the US and Canada in the near future (no specific details here).

Now, that’s good news for Android tablet lovers as this is the first tablet with a Tegra 3 chip that drops the price down to $450. There’s also 1GB of RAM memory and 32 gigs of internal storage expandable via microSD cards, so we’re looking at a pretty powerful tablet.

Except for the price though, the Iconia Tab A510 doesn’t stand out much and that’s both good and bad. Good because the traditional tablet form factor doesn’t really allow much room for maneuvering. Bad because - sure, you might think, it’s got a powerful enough processor, a decent design, Acer’s Ring pop-up launcher and the Polaris Office suite of applications, but nothing much to differentiate it.

So why should you get it? There’s one little detail - it’s a tablet inspired by the Summer Olympics so that might lure you into a purchase, if you’re into seeing the five olympic rings engraved on the back of your tablet. And it’s got a very capable battery of 36.26Whr, more than the one on the Transformer Prime and slightly less than the battery on the new iPad. And the price is not bad at all. You can pre-order yours now and get it at an unannounced date in the future.

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posted on 22 Mar 2012, 09:43 1

1. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

At this price it competes against the iPad 2.

It might be a tough sell ... if there is some sort of "killer" app that features the Tegra 3 ... the blows the socks off and then some of the iPad 2 version ... that ... might .... bring people ...

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 13:05 2

3. c.hack (Posts: 614; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)

You think Acer is rolling out a brand new tab to compete against one that is more than a year old? lol

My A500 is a dog. It couldn't even compete against my old 1st gen iPad, and it still hasn't gotten ICS.

Reasons Acer can't compete:
- Poor to zero customer support
- Poor quality (A500 screen isn't even IPS)
- Bloatware
- Slow. Why is the keyboard on a Tegra2 tablet lagging?!!
- Poor tablet app selection

Hardware specs alone won't make any tablet competitive.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 10:59 2

2. imkyle (Posts: 1086; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

I have the Motorola Xoom and as much as I am loving the Tegre 3, I need to have a Full HD screen. Asus Transormer Pad Infinity :)

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 17:17

4. greathero1 (Posts: 576; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)

I agree! Allmthismtablet is missing is the HD screen but you have to admit that's one he'll of a price point for a quad core tablet.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 18:25

5. imkyle (Posts: 1086; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

That is pretty sweet.

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