Acer Iconia Tab A510A quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 tablet, now that gets our attention. The Transformer Prime isn't the only Tegra 3 on the market anymore, and the Acer Iconia Tab A510 gives it a run for your money. The Acer sports such amenities as a soft touch back with the best ergonomics in the business, a very fast CPU with GeForce graphics that trounces last year's Tegra 2 for gaming and HD video playback, and a USB port that works with flash drives, keyboards and hard drives. The 32 gig, $449 tablet has a 1280 x 800 display with good colors and wide viewing angles, excellent stereo speakers with Dolby Mobile sound, dual cameras, a working GPS and the usual WiFi and Bluetooth.
Acer Iconia Tab A200Acer's second 10.1" Android tablet is bargain priced at $329 to $349, but you get a solid name brand product for your money. It runs on a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU that was used in nearly every 2011 Honeycomb tablet, so it won't break any speed records, but it's perfectly adequate for web, email and gaming. The A200 is a little slimmer and lighter than the older Iconia Tab A500, and it loses the rear camera and HDMI port. It retains the full size USB host port, and that's a gem of a feature. This is a WiFi tablet with Bluetooth, GPS and a front video chat camera. It ships with Honeycomb but will receive a free downloadable upgrade to Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Acer Iconia Tab A100Currently the one and only 7" Android Honeycomb tablet on the market, the Acer A100 is nonetheless a fine 7" tablet with all the power of a 10" model packed into a much more portable package. The A100 has a 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive multi-touch display, a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU, a gig of RAM and 8 or 16 gigs of internal storage. It runs Android OS 3.2 and has HDMI, dual cameras, a GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth. Not bad for tablet that starts at $329.
Acer Iconia Tab A500Acer always manages to build a solid machine at a lower price than the tier 1 competition. They've done it again with the A500, a 10" Android Honeycomb tablet that matches most features of the Motorola Xoom, 10" Samsung Galaxy Tab and LG G-Slate. The Acer A500 runs on a dual core 1GHz Tegra 2 CPU with a gig of RAM and 16 gigs of storage. It has Bluetooth, WiFi and a GPS but no 3G (wait for the AT&T version if you need 3G). The tablet has HDMI out though it fails to play 1080p video, and it has a few value added features: a working microSD card slot and a USB host port for flash drives and the like.