The Wi-Fi adapter comes from Broadcom and supports the fast WLAN 802.11 n standard. Bluetooth and the latest NFC technology are also installed.
This so-called "near field communication" enables compatible devices within each other's range to communicate without previous configuration. No one can say whether this technology will prevail yet, but it is currently used in cell phones for buying train tickets or paying small sums without cash, for example. However, Acer makes the Iconia W510 fit for the future by installing it.
The keyboard dock for Acer's Iconia W510 is always included, just like a dust cloth, micro USB-to-USB adapter and a quick start guide. Apart from the PSU, there is not much more in the box.
Acer installs a few very interesting programs, such as "Acer Ring". This software is opened by pressing all five fingers in a circle on the screen and enables accessing personal documents, pictures and video in Windows libraries quickly, playing music and controlling Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and auto-brightness.
Moreover, Acer's Cloud is a very interesting and somewhat different Cloud idea. Acer uses the fact that the tablet will unlikely be shut down and is left in standby mode, like a smartphone. Thus, Acer uses the hard disk as cloud storage and allows easy access to shared data from many devices via your own server. An app for Android phones and Windows PCs is currently available.
In addition to the usual, exasperating adware like eBay or 7 digital, we find a drawing program (Skitch), an RSS reader (newsXpresso) and the note program Evernote.
A 12-month bring-in warranty is really the minimum that a manufacturer can offer. An additional seller's warranty of 12 months on production-related flaws is included in the European Union.
Warranty upgrades are available on Acer's website. Unfortunately, it is not specified whether you have to buy a laptop or a tablet warranty upgrade for the Iconia W510.
Two webcams are standard in modern tablets and allow video calls as well as usually good pictures and videos. Acer's Iconia W510 sports a front-facing webcam with a Full HD resolution (1920x1080) and an 8 megapixel webcam on the rear alongside an LED flash.
We noticed a very visible color noise after only a short period of use. This occurs when cameras are too light-sensitive. The auto-focus also often had problems finding the right focus. The pictures are overall usable, but the colors tend to look a bit pale and the aforementioned color noise turns up in low light.
The picture also looks unfocused and color fringing occurs with the front-facing camera. However, high expectations should not be placed on this camera because its main purpose will be video calls.