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Pre-order in black or silver now

Acer is ready to get official with the Iconia Tab A700, which was previously shown at CES 2012. The tablet has a 10-inch screen, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
One of the more interesting features of the tablet is that the 10-inch screen has full HD resolution of 1920 x 1200. Acer promises that the battery is good for 10.5 hours of video playback and that the tablet should will high-quality sound with Dolby Mobile 3 and support for 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound via HDMI out.

"Consumers have embraced their tablets as a mobile hub for their daily lives, and the full HD display on the Acer A700 will give customers a fresh new perspective on the apps, games and digital media they enjoy," said Paul Tayar, director of product marketing for connected devices, Acer America. "Customers looking for a no-compromise tablet will get the features and performance they want in the new Acer A700."
The Iconia Tab A700 also has expandable storage thanks to a microSD card slot and it also has a micro-USB port. As of today, the tablet is up for pre-order in the United States and Canada with a 32 GB version of the tablet selling for $449.99.

Source: Acer

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By XZerg on 6/13/2012 10:45:15 AM , Rating: 2
Finally an android tablet that has decent resolution, usb and hdmi ports, gps and decent cpu. Also some sites that have held device say that it most likely is IPS screen due to viewing angles.

$450 I am sold now if only it were available for buy - Pre-order already Out of Stock on and rather wait out couple of weeks after release before I pick it up to so how people rate it. I don't want to be in the same boat as people who bought Asus T300 and had to deal with few issues - gps to name one.

RE: Nice!
By Denigrate on 6/13/2012 11:09:14 AM , Rating: 2
I have the A500 and have found it to be a very good tablet, especially since the ICS update finally rolled out. Good enough in fact, I'm probably going to skip this generation fo tablets. Really like that Acer pushed the resolution, and that's almost enough for me to look at dumping the A500 and picking up the A700.

RE: Nice!
By masamasa on 6/13/2012 11:16:55 AM , Rating: 2
I have the A510, my wife has the A500. If it's not used for gaming I can't tell the difference between the two for surfing the net, doing this and that, even with the faster processor.
1080p however would be nice, but the screen resolution is good enough on the 510 and the 500 as is.

RE: Nice!
By amanojaku on 6/13/2012 11:18:45 AM , Rating: 1
$450 is still too expensive for a content consumption device. Modern ARM tablets would need to start at $200 for a 7" or $250 for a 10" before I can justify the cost. $450 can buy:

a) a PC that can actually do work, even if the PC is immobile
b) a PS3 or Xbox 360, with four real games
c) a 32" LED TV, so you can enjoy movies on a largish screen

RE: Nice!
By retrospooty on 6/13/2012 11:24:09 AM , Rating: 2
I agree. I am surprised so many people are buying tablets at $500... But they are. Seems like a nice $250-$300 toy at 10 inches.

I am sure once these high res android 4 options flood the market and low cost sub $200 7 inchers as well prices will drop pretty fast.

RE: Nice!
By zephyrprime on 6/13/2012 11:27:14 AM , Rating: 3
When it comes down to it, some people just have the money. Most people don't so the value math presented above is correct for most people. However, there are tens of millions of people who already have all of those higher value products listed above so the tablet then becomes practical if you've also got the cash for it.

RE: Nice!
By retrospooty on 6/13/2012 11:44:03 AM , Rating: 2
I see what you mean... But I have cash and I am a total gadget whore, believe me. I still cant see getting a tablet at $500 ever. I would say the new iPad is probably the best thing available, but I wouldn't pay more than $250-$300 max for it myself. I got an HP touchpad at $150 after the firesale from an ebay resale. It's great for the price.

RE: Nice!
By Spuke on 6/13/2012 11:41:17 AM , Rating: 2
I'd pay the $450 for those features and I'm not a gadget whore at all but in all honesty, I'm looking for a 7" with those features.

RE: Nice!
By StevoLincolnite on 6/13/2012 1:03:11 PM , Rating: 2
I see what you mean... But I have cash and I am a total gadget whore, believe me. I still cant see getting a tablet at $500 ever.

I was in the same mind set as you.
So I went and got a convertible netbook/tablet, real keyboard and OS can't be beat.
The touch screen/tablet mode has it's advantages but so does a laptop form factor.
Needless to say if you are a consumer of content... A tablet is fine, if you create allot of content, you need a real keyboard and OS.

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