80

Long battery life and brisk performance make this an excellent choice

80

We can still hear the echoes of NVIDIA's CEO teasing the prospect of $300 Tegra 3 tablets, but while the promise of that affordable future isn't quite a reality yet, impatient consumers eyeing quad-core performance have a readily available option: the Iconia Tab A510. Acer's succeeded in building a superb Android 4.0 tablet, and it's one consumers with a penchant for media consumption might want to consider. Alright, so it isn't the immaculate Tegra 3 conception Acer (or NVIDIA) might've wanted it to be, prone as it is to brief software fits, though we'll confess we've noticed similar bumps on the similarly priced ASUS Transformer Pad TF300, as well as the dual-core Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. So should those stifled hiccups be enough to put you off the A510's Olympic-branded trail? They shouldn't. With its bleeding-edge quad-core performance, exceptional battery life and all the benefits of Ice Cream Sandwich, this is a 10-incher worth its slightly heavier weight. For those of you intrigued by the idea of a tablet that can also double as a netbook replacement, we still heartily recommend the well-performing, reasonably priced Transformer TF300. But if you're willing to invest in a dependable tablet and it's exceptional battery life that you're after, those 450 bucks stop here.

Critic reviews

6.9
6 reviews
  • Features
    8.0
  • Display
    6.0
  • Battery life
    8.7
  • Ease of use
    7.0
  • Storage capacity
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    6.9
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.4
  • Durability
    7.3

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8.0
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8.0
Engadget Apr 30, 2012

With its bleeding-edge quad-core performance, exceptional battery life and all the benefits of Ice Cream Sandwich, this is a 10-incher worth its slightly heavier weight.

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7.0
CNET Apr 26, 2012

The bottom line: The Acer Iconia Tab A510 is a well-designed, comfortable tablet that’s a bit too expensive for what it offers versus the competition.

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7.0
PC Mag Apr 27, 2012

Bottom Line The Acer Iconia Tab A510 Android tablet doesn't provide enough to compete with Asus, Toshiba, and Samsung tablets at the same price point.

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6.0
Gizmodo Apr 30, 2012

Eh, it's a pretty good tablet, but at $450, it's not good enough. Acer put a great processor in here, but the screen is extremely underwhelming. And the bulk just makes it feel older than it is.

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6.0
Laptop Magazine Apr 26, 2012

The Verdict: The Acer Iconia A510 offers strong performance and battery life, but other Android tablets provide more bang for your buck.

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8.0
T3 Jun 18, 2012

It’s only real rival at this price-tag is the hybrid Asus Transformer 300 but, if you want to keep it simple, and save yourself a few quid at the same time, you can’t ignore the Acer Iconia Tab A510.

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8.0
TheBevans TheBevans

This tablet is not deserving of its mediocre 7.0. I am so far very impressed with this second kick at the can by Acer. It has a ton of horsepower, everything I have asked it to do so far it has done so without breaking a sweat. The screen is good. I have no issue with how it looks and it...

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