Acer may have its new tablets, the Iconia Tab A700 and A510, ready for a market launch this April. Both the tablets will come with the latest Tegra 3 quad core CPUs and Android 4.0 as the OS. We also have an idea of what the tablets might cost, though nothing is confirmed as yet. The starting price of the A510 will likely be €500 ($647) including tax. Similarly, the A700 model (with 64 GB storage, 3G, and Wi-Fi) may be priced €749 or $969. When the tablets are launched in the US, prices could be expected to be in the range of $499 to $749 excluding tax. Both the prices look a bit on the higher side and let’s just hope competition forces Acer to re-think that. There is also news about the A511 model, which will have 3G functionality. Production of the A510 should kick off by February or March.
Both the tablets will have a 10 inch screen and run on a Tegra 3 processor. The difference between the tablets will be their screen resolution. The A510 would have a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. This is the same as the current A500 model, which the A510 is going to replace. The A700 model will have a higher screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and which naturally creates a much sharper display. A 9800 mAh battery will be powering the A700, which Acer claims will be enough to support 5-6 hours of tablet operation under a full load and for about 10 hours under normal usage.
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