Quad-core Acer Iconia Tab A700 shows face prior to CES

We had heard last month that Acer was going to pump out a pretty impressive tablet called the A700, and now it’s looking more likely than ever that we’ll see a big unveiling at CES. After some lucky Russians got their hands on one, we can confirm that it will have a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 touchscreen, and a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. All of the usual inputs that were on the original Acer Iconia Tab A500 are there, like full-sized USB, microSD memory card slot, microUSB, microSD memory card slot, microUSB, and the 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. You’ll get 10 hours of video playback on the A700 thanks to the buxom 9800 mAh battery included.

The Acer Iconia Tab A700 is shaping up to quite the beast, but that’s only on paper. Their software customizations to Android still have a long way to go, and with Samsung well-entrenched in the world of Android tablets, Acer has their work cut out for them.

The A700’s smaller brother, the A200, has already hit the streets, but we’ll definitely check them both out at CES. Unfortunately, the source says we may not see the A700 on shelves until March or April.

[via Engadget]

  • some impressive specs

  • The Acer Iconia Tab A700 will be, from what I see it, the top-of-the-line tablet from Acer which will manage to compete agains the Transformer Prime for instance. The specs are impressive, and it looks nice overall, but I’m a bit concerned about it’s weight which might not catch on many customers.

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