Acer Unveils Tegra 3-Powered Tablet

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San Jose, Calif. - Acer introduced its first quad-core tablet into the North American market today.

The Wi-Fi-only 10.1-inch Acer Iconia Tab A510 is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 mobile processor and is running Android 4.0.

The A510 is available for pre-order as of March 23 for $449 and can be purchased in either silver or black. A ship date was not given by Acer.

The Tegra 3 is partnered with Nvidia's 12-core GeForce graphics processing unit. The Tegra 3 also features Nvidia's Super 4 Plus 1 Quad Core with 5

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Battery Saver Core technology. This enables power savings by disabling the four primary cores and using the fifth core to handle low-power tasks like music, standby and video. The other four cores are used as needed, with all four turning on for intense applications like gaming, the company said.

The 10.1-inch, 16:10 display features 720p resolution, an 85-degree viewing angle and has Dolby Mobile 3 Audio. It has Micro HDMI and USB 2.0 ports, 1GB of RAM and 32MB of flash storage, and a MiniSD card reader capable of supporting a 32GB card.

The unit is also equipped with 5-megapixel rear-facing and 1-megapixel front-facing cameras.

It comes bundled with Polaris Office 3.5 and Acer Print.

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