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Acer Iconia A510 Olympic Tab – is it any good?

With the Olympic Games drawing ever closer, excitement levels are at an all time high in Britain, with the magnitude of the event influencing virtually every aspect of our lives.

In the world of technology, numerous devices have been tailored towards the event, with a recent addition being a new tablet from Acer – but is it any good?

Labelled the “Tablet of the London 2012 Olympic Games”, Acer has recognised the nation’s desire to have access to live action and varied entertainment this summer, hinting that this tablet could be the first of many Olympic-centred devices on the horizon.

Acer Iconia A510 Olympic Tab specifications

Essentially their original Acer Iconia Tab A510, the new tablet features a few improvements and upgrades.

Operating on Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich system, the A510 Olympic Tab combines a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with a 9800mAh battery to offer plenty of power for users.

The 10.1 inch touchscreen combines with Dolby Mobile 3+ audio to ensure that content can be viewed at its best – making it perfect for those wanting to watch footage of the upcoming events.

The camera is fairly average, offering a rather basic resolution of 5MP and HD video output registers at 720p, putting it at a disadvantage to those which offer full HD (1080p).

That said, there is sufficient HD output (5.1 channel) and 32GB of storage is available via microSD facilities.

Acer Iconia A510 Olympic Tab look

In terms of appearances, the Tablet retains much of the style of previous models, accenting them with Olympic themed details. The Olympic Rings are engraved on the tablet’s reverse, defining its exclusivity.

Naturally, viewing sports content is a priority for those looking to invest in new tech devices this summer, with plans already underway to broadcast the Olympic Games in 3D. In recognition of this, Acer’s exclusive tablet will be sold with a trial of Eurosport channels. This will last for the duration of the event, offering owners the chance to view Olympic coverage aside from that found on the BBC.

Acer Iconia A510 Olympic Tab – worth the money?

With the device costing a few hundred pounds, many may be wondering whether it is worth the investment. As a stand-alone tablet, the specifications are fairly decent and the temporary trail of Eurosport channels is sure to be an attractive feature for those wanting to get the best coverage of this summer’s events.

However, the distinctive styling must be considered in relation to a long term investment, and those interested in investing in a tablet for future use may prefer something less defined.

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