Acer’s lineup of Android products mostly consists of low-end hardware with few (if any) unique features. At Computex in Taiwan, the company has announced two more 10-inch tablets. One of them has a quantum dot display, which appears to be a first for any tablet (as far as I can tell), and the other has a focus on productivity.
The Iconia Tab 10
The more interesting of the two is the Iconia Tab 10, with a model number of A3-A40. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Acer likes reusing product names. The tablet’s standout feature is the quantum dot display, which isn’t really a true quantum dot display. It just uses a QD film on its backpanel, which should result in a slightly better color gamut, but isn’t a radical improvement over existing tablet and phone displays.
If you were hoping for top-end specs to go with that screen, prepare to be disappointed. Acer didn’t reveal detailed specifications, but it does ship with an unnamed quad-core MediaTek CPU and Android 7.0 Nougat. However, you do get DTS-HD sound, so that’s something.
The other tablet is the Iconia One 10 (pictured at the top of this post), with a model number of B3-A40. Acer is billing this as a productivity device, since it has two microUSB ports. Oh, and only one of those ports has USB-OTG, so you can really only connect one external accessory at a time. It’s using a quad-core MediaTek MT8163 processor, and ships with Android 7.0 Nougat and DTS-HD sound.
Acer has yet to reveal pricing and availability for either tablet.