While the TFT display isn't mind-blowing in any way, a dud it is not and watching back videos, or reading ebooks on the Acer Iconia Tab A510 is a pleasure.
The Tegra 3 CPU means that HD video is handled with aplomb, with even 1080p content played back with a buttery smoothness.
You may need to visit Google Play in order to grab a video player, such as MoboPlayer, or MX Video Player, that's compatible with some file types if you encounter difficulties with the stock Android player – but this is easy enough to do.
The music player is also of the stock Android variety, albeit with an iTunes-like album carousel wheel on the front page.
Sound quality is good, although the position of the speakers - on the right and left edges of the bottom curve – means that it sometimes becomes distorted when playing stuff at full volume.
However, Dolby Digital Plus tech is on board, so there are a wealth of EQ options at your disposal for getting exactly the sound that you want.
Sound quality using speakers or headphones and the 3.5mm jack is very impressive.
Throwing your digital media onto the Acer Iconia Tab A510 is a cinch, as the device supports drive mounting and drag-and-drop with your PC or Mac.
A lot of people get annoyed with the iTunes side of the iPad to manage their digital media, so the drag-and-drop function, and the presence of a microSD slot is a welcome relief.
You can, of course, decide to load up your device directly through Google Play, which offers movies from 99p (new releases cost around £3.49, or £4.49 for HD titles) and electronic books.
Acer has also pre-loaded the Iconia Tab A510 with the LumiRead app, an eReading app complete with full-colour reading, a library and access to two online bookstores – FeedBooks and epubBooks.
It also supports ePub, PDF and TXT files and you can add shortcuts to other bookstores using URL links.
There is, of course, a certain other ebook platform you may wish to consider, beginning with K. We're pretty sure it has its own dedicated Android app as well.