The Iconia A700 comes with a mighty 1920 x 1200 resolution screen that doesn’t quite match the pixel depth of the iPad 3, but provides a vast improvement over the usual 1280-by-800-resolution offered by most tablets.
Powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM and running Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich, the Iconia A700 is able to match the performance of other high-end Android tablets pound-for-pound. Acer is also including Dolby Mobile 3 with 5.1-channel home theater surround sound capabilities.
Acer claims the 9800-mAh battery will last up to 10.5 hours for video playback.
The Iconia A700 has two integrated cameras: the 5MP rear-facing camera and a 1MP fixed-focused front-facing camera.
Acer isn’t offering 3G/4G/LTE connectivity with the tablet, only 802.11 b/g/n wireless, and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.
While the tablet lacks the resolution of an iPad 3, or 3G/4G/LTE connectivity options, the $449.99 Canadian price point and 32GB of included storage, this is a “no-compromise tablet”, as Acer marketing boss Paul Tayar put it in a comment in a press release, that is priced aggressively against competing tablets and is certainly worth considering.
The Acer Iconia A700 is available in Canada starting tomorrow.