Acer has unveiled a bunch of new devices in a pre-CES event in Las Vegas, including ultrabooks, a new cloud service and a new tablet – the A700. The tablet had made a pre-CES special appearance in Russia late last year.
The A700 is among the first Android tablets to come with a 10.1-inch display with a whopping FullHD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Internally, the tablet packs in a gig of RAM, a microSD card slot, an HDMI port, Wi-Fi and a bunch of sensors. While not the thinnest, the A700 is relatively thin with a 9.8mm waistline.
The A700 is powered by a 1.3GHz Tegra 3 quad-core SoC from Nvidia and runs in the latest version of Android – Ice Cream Sandwich – with some minor modifications from Acer.
Acer did not announce anything about the pricing of the tablet or as to when the A700 will hit the retail stores. Compared to all the previous tablet offerings from Acer, the A700 is definitely a step up. Now, if only the company can price the tablet right and release it quickly as well.
It looks like we will be seeing some Retina Display tablets in 2012 with quad-core processors and powerful GPUs. Acer’s upcoming A700 tablet made a surprise appearance in Russia.
The A700 is a next-generation Honeycomb tablet, which will be powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor from Nvidia. However, the most interesting part of the tablet is its 10.1-inch screen. Apparently, it has a whopping resolution of 1920×1200, higher than any other tablet in the Market currently, including the iPad 2.
Other features of the A700 include a micro-SIM card slot, micro-HDMI port, microUSB port, a hardware rotation lock switch, and a 5MP camera aided by an LED flash. The tablet is mainly made out of plastic, and weighs in only 1.45lbs. Acer states that the tablet should last you 10 hours on a single charge.
It will be interesting to see how the Tegra 3 inside the A700 handles games at such a high resolution. The iPad 3 is also expected to come with a Retina Display with a similar resolution. The iPad 2 currently boasts the best hardware found inside a tablet.