Android tablets aren't the hot commodity they once were, and we don't see model refreshes all that often, except Samsung who rolls merrily along churning out new models and lines. What if you want a mid-priced tablet that has a really lovely full HD display? Samsung's low and mid tier models have low resolution displays and Asus, once the geek's favorite for Android tablets with high resolution displays, rarely pushes out new models. Enter Acer, with their Iconia line.
We look at the lastest Acer Iconia Tab 10, an affordable 10.1" Android tablet. The 1.2 lb. Iconia Tab 10 has a striking 1920 x 1200 IPS display with very good color saturation, contrast and brightness. The $249 tablet runs Android 4.4 KitKat on the quad core 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT 8127 CPU with MALI 540 graphics. I know, KitKat is a dissapointment, but Acer says the tablet will get Android 5.0 Lollipop in the future. The tablet has 2 gigs of RAM, 32 gigs of internal storage and a microSD card slot. The Iconia Tab 10 has WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, a GPS and it supports USB host. There's an HDMI port with HDCP, a 5910 mAh battery, 2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera. Acer will also sell a less expensive version with a 1280 x 800 display.