A few hours ago, the Acer Germany page on Facebook (translated) posted an update stating that there was a fault with an important component in the A51x series of tablets. But Acer did not state which component failed to pass their quality control tests. Unfortunately, this means that there will be a delay in delivery of the Iconia Tab A510/A511 tablets, and Acer has been unable to confirm when the faulty component will be replaced.
Last week, I threw the Acer A510 and the ASUS TF300 in the ring together for a head-to-head battle. After claiming the A510 as the victor, several readers wanted to know how it compares to the Transformer Prime (referred to as the TF201 from here on out). Since you probably already know what a head-to-head is all about, let's just get right to it.
First off, let's look at the hardware specs of each:
Acer Iconia Tab A510
ASUS Transformer Prime TF201
|10.1-inch 1280x800 TFT display||10.1-inch 1280x800 Super IPS+ display|
|1.4GHz (single-core)/1.3GHz (multi-core) quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor||1.4GHz (single-core)/1.3GHz (multi-core) quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor|
|1GB DDR2 RAM||1GB DDR2 RAM|
|32GB built-in storage||32GB built-in storage|
|5MP rear camera, 1MP front||8MP f/2.4 rear and 1.2MP front|
|3.5mm headphone, microSD, microHDMI, and microUSB||3.5mm headphone, microSD, microHDMI, and ASUS proprietary|
|Android 4.0.3 with Acer Ring||Android 4.0.3 with minor ASUS tweaks|
|6.9" x 10.2" x 0.43", 1.54 lbs.|
Just as quickly as Acer entered into the dual-core tablet market with the most affordable fully-featured tablet at the time, it now enters the quad-core market in the same fashion. The Tegra 3-sporting Iconia Tab A510 will be the first real competition to the beastly Transformer Prime in the Android tablet realm, and rightfully so -- it's packing comparable specs while still managing to hit a lower price-point.
- 10.1-inch 1,280x800 display
- Quad-Core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 32GB built-in storage with microSD Card slot
- 5MP Rear shooter, 1MP front-facing camera
- 9,800mAh battery for 12 hours of continuous video playback
- Android 4.0 with Acer Ring
The A510 not only packs some of the latest hardware to hit the scene, along with the newest version of Android, but it also offers up Acer's Ring interface - a customizable launcher that allows for quick access to user-defined shortcuts and bookmarks, as well as a handy screenshot tool.