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Computex 2012: Acer Iconia Tab A700 hands-on video

June 9, 2012
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The Acer Iconia Tab A700 is Acer’s latest attempt at producing a high-end Android tablet. The A700 shows an improved manufacturing effort on the part of the Taiwanese company and is definitely a contender for top spot as the best Android tablet this year. As a quick recap, here are the specifications of the device:

  • 10.1″ LCD display
  • 1920×1200 resolution
  • Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16/32/64 GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 5MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front camera
  • Android 4.0 out of the box
  • 9,800 mAH

Below, is a hands-on video of the Acer Inconia Tab A700 from Computex 2012:

There will be three variants of the tablet, a WiFi-only version, an HSPA+ version, as well as an LTE version. It is also likely that the LTE-capable model will feature a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, because of the notorious incompatibility issues between LTE radios and quad-core processors.

Other specifications and features are also quite standard for what we expect from any high-end Android device at this point, except for the rear camera. The device is quite light at 685g and features a form factor that makes it very easy to hold. Another positive is the huge 9,800 mAH battery that powers the device, ensuring a very long battery life.

Even though the device does not feature an IPS display like the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T, the display of the Iconia Tab A700 definitely stands out with absolutely beautiful colors. As Darcy mentions in the description of the video, “Arguably one of the best looking displays I have ever seen on any tablet. The Acer Iconia Tab A700 appears to have the makings of a winner.”

There is no information on what the cost of the tablet will be, but it the Iconia Tab A700 is expected to arrive in the market soon. If Acer continues their policy of keeping the prices for its high-end devices reasonably low, the A700 could be a huge seller.

What are your thoughts? Will the Iconia Tab A700 compete with the other high-end tablets expected to arrive in the market soon? Does Acer finally have a winner on its hands? Let us know in the comments section below.