Acer Iconia A700: High-resolution Android tablet

Acer Iconia A700: High-resolution Android tablet

Summary: The Acer A700 tablet is a powerful addition to the Android tablet space at a reasonable price.

TOPICS: Android

Acer is expanding its Iconia line of Android tablets with the A700. The 10.1-inch display on the A700 offers a high resolution of 1900 x 1200, making it one of the highest resolution Android tablets. The A700 is chock-full of good hardware components, making it a good deal for the $449 price.

The A700 runs the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, and comes with 32 GB of storage. It is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 3, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB of memory. It has a microSD slot that can handle up to 64 GB of additional storage.

Acer has expansion adequately covered by including a USB 2.0 port and also HDMI for connecting to big screens. Audio is augmented with Dolby Mobile 3 to offer good sound for a tablet. The rear camera is 5 MP and there is a front camera for video calls.

The tablet weighs in just under 1.5 pounds and is thin at 0.43 inches. It is available in either silver or black for the same price. Battery life is claimed to be 13 hours which is probably accurate given the 9800 mAh battery. The tablet is available for preorder now from Acer.

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  • Add a 32GB MicroSD in the box.

    Acer, should add a 32GB MicroSD card to the device, and go after the 64GB iPad.

    At $450 I find it difficult to choose this over the 16GB New iPad, even though I know 16GB is woefully inadequate for anyone using a tablet for more than five minutes per day (I needed to add a MicroSD to my Acer A500 for this very reason), especially on the iPad with the increased file sizes due to Retina apps.

    The Acer with 64GB storage for $450-475, against a New iPad with 64GB at $699 might be an easier comparison.
  • Arm

    Btw, an dual core ARM is equal to a Pentium 3 800mhz processor! That is why android arm tablets are affordable. Arm is not the most powerful processor, I would rather have an Intel atom than an arm any day.
    Pollo Pazzo
    • It may be less powerful

      But try getting 13 hrs of battery life with an atom.
      Michael Alan Goff
    • You do know

      that performance on the atom is on par with a P3 or low clocked p4 right..
      The first gen atoms clocked at 1.6ghz was on par with a P3 - 800mhz processor just with newer extensions (sse, sse2, mmx1,2,3) ?
      Anthony E
  • Reasonable but not likely

    I think an annual subscription of $10-$15 for Android updates is a very reasonable thing, but the "free" culture of the user community makes it unlikely to happen. Just look at the amount of negative comments here.

    Whether it becomes acceptable depends a lot on the details, e.g. is the fee per device or per owner (I currently have two tablets and a phone)? Can I move my subscription to a new device if I replace it? What if there is no update in a given year? Etc.
    • ???

      WTF are you talking about? Did you comment on the wrong story? Or is something wrong with you?
  • Launch Date???

    Does somebody know the launch date of the device? I brought it in Amazon, but no launch date was specified...
    • Acer didn't say

      The shipping date was not mentioned to me by Acer.
  • Wow!

    That screen and that battery make this one of the better devices on the market if not the best!

    If it performs well at those specs then I might grab one but so far the CPU is the strength of the Tegra 3 and not the GPU so the new iPad might have the RAW power to out perform this for everyday tasks.
    • Just wait second version

      I can already see that this A700 will come as W700 model with Windows 8 pre-installed in it. As 1920x1200 resolution is "worthless" on tablet in other situations than browsing web sites when it is 10" screen size.

      Yes, you can get sharper image and text but in long run resolution change does not help so much, not even on iPad.
  • Interesting....

    Acer seems to already be following a diversified pricing strategy, considering they announced a $200 quad core tablet for Q3. Within 6 months, this will be the strategy every single Android OEM follows.
  • GPS

    Does it has GPS ?
  • Just another micro niche device by Acer

    It's a niche within a nich. 10" tablet is good to get when your android app is designed for a 4" screen. Even ones that do support 10" screens are not a pretty as Ipad apps even on the original ipad. Try out iMovie for ipad, thereis simply no app on android tablets that can come even close to that leve of funtionality and visual prowes. They all look like space wasting streached out phone apps.
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