The new third gen Apple iPad has, by all accounts, blown away its competition in the tablet market. With features like a Retina display, improved graphics and an A5X processor, along with Apple’s massive apps and media content ecosystem, the new iPad was a sure shot success, and it proved to be just that.
Acer, though, has announced the Iconia Tab A700. It’s on preorder now at a price that’s $50 than the cheapest new iPad, and it has more memory and a comparable high resolution screen.
The Acer Iconia Tab A700 is an Android tablet that comes preloaded with the latest Ice Cream Sandwich flavor of the Google OS. It has a high resolution of 1920×1200 pixels – a resolution that is far more than any competing Android tablet bar the ASUS Transformer Prime. It may have a shade lesser pixel density than the new iPad’s 2048×1536 Retina Display, but it most certainly will provide a sharp viewing experience for its users.
The Iconia Tab A700 is quite the powerhouse in terms of its hardware – the bundled Nvidia Tegra 3 graphics will let the A700 play the most graphics intensive games Google Play has to offer without any semblance of a hiccup. The 1 GB of RAM is certainly par for the course as well. Acer has chosen to be generous with the internal memory too, as the A700 has 32 Gigabytes of storage space for all your media needs.
The A700 breaks tradition by offering a micro USB charging port (and a mini HDMI port too). Most tablets of late have come with proprietary charging ports, with Samsung and Apple being the most culpable in this annoying practice. Speaking of charging though, Acer has decided to provide a massive 9800 mAh battery – which is just a shade lesser in capacity than the whopping 11,600 mAh one found in the new iPad. Acer claims that the A700 can manage an impressive 10.5 hours of video playback.
Acer has been launching plenty of impressive Android tablets of late (the Iconia Tab A510 is a prime example), but with its impressive screen and hardware, the Iconia Tab A700 may be the pick of them all. Preorder the quad core Iconia slate today at Acer’s website for $450!
[via PC World]