Acer Iconia Tab A510 WiFi (32 GB) Review

(Tablet PC (10'' to 11''))
Iconia Tab A 510

Above average (B) 8 reviews 10/2012
17 opinions (Above average)
Product specification:
  • Screen Size: 10.1"
  • Hard disk drive capacity: 32 GB
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi only
  • CPU cores: 4
  • Internal memory: 1024 MB
  • Operating system: … more information

Know Your Mobile
Single test
4.5 out of 5 stars

The closeness in price to the iPad was Know Your Mobile's main concern for Acer's newest tablet, as Apple's offering is a firm public favorite. It does not sport the latest version of Android and the design is a bit dull, which may be enough to push prospective buyers elsewhere. Apart from that it is a very powerful device with cracking battery life and an impressive tegra 3 chipset.

Register Hardware
Single test

If you want the bigger screen and you have the extra money then the Acer Iconia Tab A510 has some advantages over the likes of the Nexus 7. An expansion slot, an HDMI port, twice as much storage and a USB adapter are all included to sweeten the deal. The screen is not as good and the larger size means it is heavier, but Register Hardware still dubbed it an excellent choice.

Single test
8.2 out of 10 points

ZDNet think the 10.1 inch screen on the Acer Iconia Tab A510 is a bit disappointing, as it has reasonably good viewing angles when indoors but it isn't clear when viewed in sunlight. The 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and 1GB of RAM ensures a smooth performance. The touchscreen is responsive and is large enough to be comfortable to use when typing out documents.

Single test
4 out of 5 stars

Although it has quite a bland design, the chunky Acer Iconia Tab A510 is comfortable to hold, with a rubberised back. The tablet has 32GB of onboard storage, which is perfect for housing all of your videos and music. It comes with a practically untouched Android 4.0 operating system and T3 say the 1280x800 screen is decent enough. It's a simple yet affective tablet.

TechRadar UK
Single test
4 out of 5 stars

There are cheaper tablets out there, but none of them run Android 4.0 or are as powerful as Acer's Iconia Tab A510, TechRadar said. Its design is bland and predictable, the screen is disappointing and the cameras are mediocre, but these flaws do not detract from the fact that this is an excellent offering that can trade punches with much more expensive models from other manufacturers.

PC Pro
Single test
"very good" (5 out of 6 stars)

Value for money: "good" (4 out of 6 stars)

PC Pro think the Acer Iconia Tab A510 has a plasticky feel and it features the Olympics logo which, though small, seems pointless. There is the standard range of connectivity options but some things which been neglected, such as a flash to accompany the average 5MP camera. Apps and videos run smoothly and battery life is decent, but it is too expensive.

PC Advisor
Single test
without final score

Although reviewers at PC Advisor were not able to test the Iconia Tab A510's battery life, they had reasons to think Acer's claims shouldn't be too off the mark. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to offer any other exciting features apart from running Android 4.0 and it's hardly the thinnest or lightest tablet out there, leading PC Advisor to believe the A200 to be a better option.
Single test
without final score

At £370, the Acer Iconia Tab A510 seems like a bit of a bargain given its latest version of Android and quad-core processor. The inclusion of a microSD slot is also a plus, so that the 16GB storage can be expanded if necessary. CNET liked the rubberised rear which gives it grip, but say it's a little on the hefty side with both size and weight. Some may also be put off by the Olympic branding.

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Opinions (17) for Acer Iconia Tab A510 WiFi (32 GB)