Acer has finally gone public with its Iconia Tab A700 tablet, after having showcased it first at the CES event early in the year. The price today was unveiled for a reasonable $450 which gives you a 10.1 inch Android ICS tablet. In fact, the price did come as a surprise as the A700 was made out to be a premium device with a premium price tag.
For that much of your hard earned money, what you get is the goodness of the Tegra 3 quad core chip, 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory (with an micro SD card slot for more storage) and Android ICS. But then, all this is just a part of the real story; for the A700 boasts of a superb 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, which is the nearest that an Android tablet can be to the iPad 3. Acer has stated the 10.1 inch display is capable of 10 point multitouch, and has a contrast ratio of 800:1 with viewing angles of up to 178 degrees. In fact, the A700 happens to be one of the first Android tablet to come with 1080p HD display.
Other features of the A700 worth mentioning include a micro USB port and a micro HDMI slot. A good battery backup time is another strong point of the A700, which Acer claims is around 10.5 hours for video playback or 8 hours when browsing the web. A 9,800mAh battery acts as the power source for the A700. The tablet also boasts of a 5 megapixel webcam at the rear though for video calls, you will have to do with just a 1 megapixel unit at the front. Lastly, the tablet is 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 enabled.
The tablet will be available with two color options, silver and black though there is no word yet as to when exactly the tablet would start shipping.
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