Acer Unveils New High-resolution Android Tablet, Prices It Well Under $500

Acer Iconia Tab A700 tablet

The Acer Iconia Tab A700, a 10.1-inch tablet with a 1920×1200 resolution touch display. Image: Acer

Acer has revealed their latest tablet computer with the 10.1-inch Acer Iconia Tab A700. The new tablet makes use of Google’s recently released Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

In introducing the new Iconia Tab A700 tablet Acer has introduced a new 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 resolution LCD. The new display has enough pixels to provide any user with the ability to watch Full HD 1080p video content without missing anything. Acer has also equipped the new tablet with a quad-core ARM processor from Nvidia, the 1.3GHz Tegra 3 with GeForce graphics.

The new Acer Iconia Tab A700 is the companies highest spec. Android tablet yet, however you should expect it to be their most expensive model. Acer says the new tablet that features a quad-core process, 1920×1200 resolution touchscreen, Wi-Fi and 32GB of built-in storage will cost consumers $449.99 USD.

Currently Acer is accepting pre-orders for the 32GB Wi-Fi Acer Iconia Tab A700 in two colors, Black (A700-10k32u) and Silver (A700-10s32u), through their own website to US customers. The release date isn’t firm at this time, but we suspect Acer is just about ready to release the premium A700 to the general market shortly.

Acer Iconia Tab A700 specifications:

OSAndroid™ 4.0 Operating System (Ice Cream Sandwich)
ProcessorNVIDIA® Tegra™ 3 Quad Core Mobile Processor (1.3GHz) / Super 4-Plus-1™ quad core with 5th battery-saver core
Storage32GB internal storage
Memory1GB DDR2 memory
Digital Media Card ReaderMicroSD memory slot up to 32GB (SDHC 2.0 compatible)
Display10.1″ Full HD multi-touch 1080p display
VideoUltra low power (ULP) high-performance 12-core NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU
Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n wireless
BluetoothBluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
GPS / A-GPSStandalone GPS and GLONASS
Rear Camera5MP Camera with Auto focus
Rear VideoVideo capture at 30fps @ 1080p in MP4 format
Front Camera1MP HD Camera
Front VideoCapture at 30fps @ 720p in MP4 format
SensorsG-sensor, E-compass, L-sensor, Gyro-meter
PortsMicro USB 2.0 (1) / Micro-HDMI™(1) / 3.5mm Combo Jack (1) (Headphone/Speaker)
Dimensions/ Weight10.2″(L) x 6.9″ (D) x 0.43″ (H) 1.47 lbs. | 0.665kg (system unit only)
WarrantyOne-year International Travelers Limited Warranty (ITW)

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