Acer Iconia W510 Review

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Windows 8 tablets are gaining popularity, and one of the new products is the Acer Iconia W510. If you are interested in using a tablet that comes with a keyboard and docking system, this is the one for you. Before you make the final decision, this Acer Iconia W510 review can be helpful to you.

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The Design

The Acer Iconia W510 has curve edges and silvery aluminum-like plastic body. The weight is around 570 grams and is lighter than the iPad 2. The availability of connections is quite good and it includes the following,

  • Micro USB
  • microSD memory card
  • micro HDMI
  • headphone jack
  • slim-line keyboard comes with full-size USB port

The Acer Iconia W510 has front and back cameras. The 12MP back camera has a LED flash, and the 2MP front camera is used mainly for video calls. You can expect to record 1080p videos on either of the two cameras.

The CineCrystal display is 10.1 inches and comes with Gorilla Glass for protection. The screen’s resolution is 1,366 x 768 pixels which can’t be considered as full HD, but is still detailed and sharp.

As mentioned earlier, the tablet comes with a slim-line keyboard. A dock clip holds the keyboard in place and will not easily come off.

The Features

The following are the features of the Acer Iconia W510:

  • full Windows 8 operating system
  • 1,366 x 768 resolution, 10.1-inch display
  • Dual core processor, 1.8GHz Intel Atom 72760
  • Decent battery

The Acer Iconia W510 is an average tablet that runs basic applications of Windows. This is the very first tablet to use the Windows 8, which is currently the latest in terms of operating system.

The Performance

If you love browsing the web, you will love the experience with Acer Iconia W510. You will love the smooth scrolling when you use Internet Explorer, and you can get all that is installed in Windows notebook. For some users, all these pre-installed software can be too much, but if you are used to using the notebook, you will find such software programs very useful.

When using the tablet for web browsing, the battery of the Acer Iconia W510 can last for seven hours. For videos only, you can expect the tablet to run for nine hours! The decent battery is quite surprising and for a tablet that uses the Windows 8 OS, it makes the unit a good buy. The keyboard also comes with built-in battery as well.

Before you purchase the Acer Iconia W510, reading a review can be very helpful. Here are some of the good things about this unit:

  • Comes with stereo speakers
  • Great battery life
  • Slim-line keyboard comes with USB port, and with the built-in battery, the unit can be used for extended hours
  • Modern IU

If there are good points, you can also find some drawbacks with the Acer Iconia W510. The average display often leads to poor graphics performance. Some say that the current price is too expensive.

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The Verdict

In today’s modern world, there are several options to choose from – desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and many others. You have to determine your needs before you invest on a certain product. If you think that this tablet can meet your needs, then it is a good investment.

The Acer Iconia W510 is a tablet that offers functions similar to that of a notebook. The keyboard is slim and it may take time before you get used to using it, but then, with the touch screen feature, you will always have options. Once you’ve set up a budget, you can now decide if the Acer Iconia W510 is the one you need.

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