Let’s be clear, the design of the Iconia A510 is disappointing. With more and more competitors on the market, manufacturers such as Acer really should make more efforts to make their products stand out in this field. The Iconia A510 is not hideous, of course, but it’s really nothing special. This is certainly not the kind of product on which your gaze arises automatically, which can be very problematic in a market increasingly crowded
The front of the unit as you would imagine: a mass of black tempered to a bezel surrounded by silver plastic, which extends to the rear of the tablet. The case is made of flexible material rather than metal. Despite the large amount of plastic used, Iconia A510 seems neither “cheap” nor fragile. “An element that catches the eye is the official Olympic logo on the back of the unit.
This is where the A510 becomes a bit more impressive. The tablet is indeed equipped with the famous chip Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core clocked at 1.3 GHz and supported by 1 GB of RAM. Just like other tablets equipped with Tegra 3 (here we think the Transformer Prime and Nexus 7), Acer is remarkably powerful, with a very smooth operation, virtually no delay
You have 32 GB of integrated storage, which is normally sufficient for occasional users. For those who need a little more space, Acer has equipped the tablet with a MicroSD slot. You also have an HDMI and a standard USB port (for data transfer in particular).
We are almost tempted to completely ignore the cameras in our future tests shelves. With the Iconia A510, the absurdity of taking a picture with a camera of 10 inches is further accentuated by the poor results. The 5 megapixel camera has no LED flash and the pictures are completely saturated. The camera can capture 1080p videos, however. The front camera (1 megapixel) is relatively useless for taking pictures, and should be reserved for video calls
With Ice Cream Sandwich on board, the Iconia A510 is armed with one of the latest versions of Android – even if it is not quite the most recent (knowing that Jelly Bean is already available on other tablets like the Motorola Xoom). Acer has introduced some customized user interface elements, such as the selection tool radial opened its Liquid range. Overall, the performance of the user interface is very fast and impressive, and largely thanks to the Nvidia chip.
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