Acer starts shipping their own high-definition tablet

Posted on 22. Jun, 2012 by in Tablets

Acer Iconia Tab A700 tablets

The Acer Iconia Tab A700 offers a high-resolution display and sleek styling. Image: Acer, Inc.

The next big thing in the tablet world is high-resolution displays, and I don’t mean 1366×768 manufacturers have shown they can deliver tablets with 1080p (1920×1080) resolution displays and beyond. Earlier this year Apple got things rolling in this direction by releasing their third generation iPad tablet, dubbed new iPad, with it’s 9.7-inch Retina display that offers customers a native resolution of 2048 x 1536.

Today Acer has begun shipping a new high-definition tablet of their own called Acer Iconia Tab A700. The new A700 doesn’t best the new iPad in resolution, but with a 1920×1200 resolution 10.1-inch display the A700 still offers a higher resolution screen than Acer’s previous tablets.

Acer has their new A700 tablet available to U.S. customers through their own website. The A700 is available in 32GB Wi-Fi configurations only, but you do get to choose the color of your new tablet, the color choices are Black and Silver. Prices for the 1920×1200 resolution Acer Iconia Tab A700 are surprising low at only $449.99 for either Black or Silver 32GB Wi-Fi models.

Features beyond the display

NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipThe main reason that Acer has released the Iconia Tab A700 tablet is it’s display. However other tech specs. aren’t lacking for the A700. For instance the A700 tablet is powered by the new, fast 1.3 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core ARM processor which includes 12-core GeForce ULP graphics. With new Tegra 3 the A700 already has about 5x the performance of Acer’s earlier Android tablets which used Nvidia’s Tegra 2 dual-core ARM processor.

Other features of the $450 Acer Iconia Tab A700 include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 1GB of RAM, 802.11b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a 1MP front cam and 5MP rear cam with Auto focus, standalone GPS and GLONASS for navigation, Micro USB 2.0, Micro HDMI, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB cards), and up to 10.5 hours of battery life.

Availability

Just as was mentioned above right now Acer is selling the Iconia Tab A700 tablet through their own U.S. website. Although it seems that Acer has already sold out of all their Black Acer Iconia Tab A700′s, if you want one they only have the Silver model available.

Acer will have other third-party retailers help them sell the A700 tablet, it’s just that  for now only Acer’s webstore has the tablet. All of the other major online retailers are still only taking pre-orders, this includes Amazon.com and J&R.com. However on Amazon.com they say the is going to be released and available for immediate purchase on June 24, 2012, which is only two days away from now.

Check Out Other Stories

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply