Although CES doesn’t officially open its doors until Tuesday, many companies have begun to announce their new products which will be on display there. Among them is Acer, who has a plethora of ultrabooks and other devices to wow onlookers. However, for us here at Tablified, the newly announced Acer Iconia Tab A700 easily steals the spotlight.
The beast of a device is packed with many features which places it right at the front-lines along with the Asus Transformer Prime. Like the Transformer Prime, the A700 packs a quad core NVidia Tegra 3 processor. Acer has thrown in 1 GB of RAM, the standard for high-end Android Tablets, which, coupled with the Tegra 3 processor, ensures that multitasking will be buttery smooth. Surely, all that power won’t go to waste as you’re going to be using it to play 1080p videos on that whopping 1920 x 1200 pixel, 10.1” display, which has never before seen on a tablet. Games, text and movies are promised to look crystal clear with this “IPS quality” display. Hopefully, Acer brings their A-game this time around as the A500’s poor display was one of its main shortcomings.
Also, like its older sibling the A500, the A700 will include a micro-SD slot, micro-HDMI and micro-USB ports along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to cover both wireless and wired connectivity. Unfortunately, Acer seems to have abandoned a much loved feature of the A500 as there is no mention of a full sized USB port on the A700. However, don’t write this tablet off yet, as it is not only lighter and thinner than its predecessor, but also retains the metal backing.
To round things off rather nicely, the A700 will ship with Acer’s slightly modified version of Ice Cream Sandwich, with added niceties such as Acer Ring, which allows you to access apps right from the lock screen with multi-touch gestures. The same software is also loaded onto the company’s Windows tablets. There is no mention of storage capacities or any official pricing. However, you can expect the A700 to be available for purchase in Q2 of this year, according to Acer. Also, the A700 is Wi-Fi only, but there may be a 3G version in the works slated for a later release.
With CES only just beginning, you can expect to see much more tablet related news and announcements very soon. For those of you in the market for a new Android tablet, the coming months will be very exciting, but you can rest assured that whenever you power on that shiny new Android tablet, Tablified will have all the latest Tablet optimized apps ready and waiting for you.
[via The Verge]