Acer may have gotten off on the wrong foot in the tablet space, but they plan on making things right the second time around. First seen at CES 2012, Acer’s Iconia Tab A510 was just released in the U.S for $449.99 (Rs.22,000), which is very aggressive pricing, considering the hardware it packs under the hood. Just like the Transformer Prime, the A510 will be packing a in a quad-core Tegra 3 SoC and will be running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Do we have your attention now? This is a 10.1-inch tablet with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 and weighs around 680g. This is the Wi-Fi only version of the A510 with no sign of a 3G version, yet. Just like the previous A500, Acer will probably evaluate the success of the A510 and then, may decide to launch a 3G version.
Other than the quad-core and ICS onboard, it’s pretty much a standard affair. The onboard memory will be 32GB that’s expandable via a microSD card. The tablet will have 1GB of RAM, but no standard USB port like its predecessor. We do hope it at least has USB On-the-go support. The tablet will also pack in a 5MP camera with 720p video recording capabilities. Looking at the competition, Acer has realized that the only way to make their product appealing enough from the sea of ICS tablets is to either offer a unique feature or price it aggressively, out of which they seem to have gone with the latter. At this price, it certainly offers better value than the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi. Now that Acer has already started selling the A510 in the U.S, it shouldn’t be long till they launch it in India.
Here’s a quick recap of the specifications of the A510:
- Android v4.0
- 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor
- 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800
- 5MP camera with AF, 720p recording
- 1MP front camera
- 32GB Internal memory
- 1GB RAM
- Dolby Mobile sound enhancement
- Wi-Fi, DLNA, micro-USB 2.0, HDMI
- 9800 mAh battery
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