Acer sprinkles the Iconia Tab 10 with quantum dots

Acer will be showing more than PCs, laptops, and displays at Computex. The company is also bringing a couple of new 10" Android tablets. The Iconia Tab 10 (A3-A50) has four forward-facing speakers and a whiz-bang quantum-dot display for increased maximum brightness and color saturation. Meanwhile, the Iconia One 10 (B3-A40FHD) sports two USB-OTG ports, letting users simultaneously charge the tablet and use USB peripherals like a mouse, keyboard, or flash drive. Don't mistake the new models for the existing Iconia 10, model A3-A30-18P1. That one has a "regular" IPS display and an Intel Atom SoC.

We know that both tablets will be built around quad-core Mediatek SoCs, suggesting that they won't target the top range of the Android tablet market. Both models come with Android Nougat and some Acer-specific features, like gestures to wake up the device with a specific app in the foreground, a three-finger pinch to take a screen shot, and an EZ Mode that restricts application usage to whitelisted apps when the tablet is given over to a child.

Acer is staying mum on technical details like screen resolution, memory, and storage capacities. We expect more will be revealed once Computex starts next week.

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    • kvndoom
    • 3 years ago

    Yay another Android tablet that will never see an OS or security update after its first 6 months. I’ll stick with my ipad.

      • Laykun
      • 3 years ago

      * Looks at iPad 1 still stuck on iOS 5.1.1, an OS from 2012
      * Looks at ASUS Transformer TF101 community supported to Android 6.0.1, an OS from 2015

      I mean, yeah, if you’re not a techy the iPad is a great device, but if you are then an Android tablet is more worth your while (I assume most people here are techies, given the name of the website).

        • cygnus1
        • 3 years ago

        How many people actually “get techy” with phones or tablets? They’re media consumption devices. Also, the iPad 2 is what was released just before the TF101 and it got all the way to iOS 9.3.5 which was from less than a year ago…

    • EndlessWaves
    • 3 years ago

    Why would I want oversaturated colours?

      • mtcn77
      • 3 years ago

      These aren’t quantum dot. In fact, there aren’t any… these just diffuse the light better. The dots are on the backlight diffuser plate.

    • willmore
    • 3 years ago

    Mediatek or Atom? No thanks. Where’s all those pretty Kriin 960 chips?

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    Cool, if quantum dots can make it into the cheapest and nastiest Mediatek tablets, there should be no excuse for monitors and laptops to not have them in the near future!

    #sarcasticallysoverynaive.

      • CuttinHobo
      • 3 years ago

      Quantum dot monitors? That seems like a bit of a… Leap.

      I’ll show myself out… And I won’t come Bakula!

    • TheMonkeyKing
    • 3 years ago

    I had the original Iconia A10. Great little tablet with a nice battery life. I should put in a new or use it as Cast tablet. XBMC worked well even though it has a Tegra chip.

    • DPete27
    • 3 years ago

    Please have > 1GB RAM.

      • Rand
      • 3 years ago

      Even 2GB isn’t exactly a great experience. But the tablet market is so centered on the low end….

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