Acer has one beast of an Android tablet here, what it calls the Iconia Tab A700. The specs are top notch, display being the icing on the cake. And the fact that it will launch with Ice Cream Sandwich rounds it off nice and square. Brilliant.
The first thing you’ll notice about the tablet is the neat design. And then, the display. We’ve seen tablets and phones launch with 1280×800 pixel resolution, until now. And as far as my memory serves, Iconia Tab A700 is the first tablet with such a high resolution (WUXGA 1920×1200).
Moving on, the tablet comes with a Quad Core processor, clocked in at 1.3 GHz. Yes, four cores @ 1.3 GHz. My desktop just cried in shame. However, neither Ice Cream Sandwich, nor any of the Android apps can utilize that much power yet. So it’s safe to assume that this thing can easily run the next major releases of Android OS. Brilliant #2.
Without much further ado, here are the specs –
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 10.1″ IPS Quality panel of WUXGA resolution (1920×1200)
- 1.3 GHz Quad Core Tegra 3 processor, NVIDIA Geforce GPU
- 5 MP main camera, front facing video calling camera
- Optional 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, Gyroscope, full HD video playback
- microSD card slot, HDMI port, USB port
The tablet should be made available in the second half of 2012. However, don’t expect it to be priced anywhere around the $500 mark. The specs scream this, not me.
More details coming soon.