The new Acer Iconia Tab 10 (A3-A40) 10.1-inch Full HD tablet with Android 6.0 Marshmallow will launch in June, and will replace the predecessor Acer Iconia Tab 10 (A3-A30).
The new 2016 model Acer Iconia Tab 10 (A3-A40) is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8163V/A processor, has 2GB DDR3L RAM, and 32GB of storage as standard, but with microSD card support up to 128GB.
The 10.1-inch screen has FHD resolution of 1920 x 1200 with Acer Precision Plus digitizer support, and the sound should be better than we have heard on most Acer tablets before too, now that this tablet is equipped with DTS-HD sound and virtual surround sound, like an Asus Zenpad S 8, and Acer has given it 4 front speakers.
Battery life is acceptable at 8 hours, with a 6100 mAh battery capacity. Internet connection comes from 802.11 a/b/g/n or Bluetooth 4.0.
Other specifications includes a 2MP front camera, a 5MP rear camera with 1080p video recording, then additionally a g-sensor, GPS, and a micro-USB 2.0 port. But no HDMI port.
The design is more elegant than what we have become accustomed to with Acer tablets the last few years, although it’s fair to say that Acer did focus more on design on tablets up until late 2012. New thinking on this tablet, are the placement of the volume rocker on the left front of the tablet.
Acer Iconia Tab 10 (A3-A40) is still some months off from release in the US, and until then it looks like the Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70 will remain the best tablet in this class.
– Tom Bowen