January 9, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
The 2012 CES in Las Vegas hasn’t even officially started yet, but the unveiling of Android-based devices is in full swing! One of the first gadgets to be unveiled that has the potential of becoming a very interesting and successful device this year is the Acer Iconia Tab A700.
Set to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Tab A700 is packed with a quad-core Tegra 3 chipset clocked at 1.3 GHz. That’s some raw power, if you ask me, but what has truly got my attention is the tablet’s screen.
The 10-inch display will come with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution and should therefore play full HD, 1080p video clips at the best possible quality. Other features include WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth support, optional 3G, a microSD card slot, micro-USB, micro-HDMI, as well as dual-core cameras (a 5 MPx rear-facing shooter with auto-focus and flash and a 2 MPx webcam).
Another feature that might make this slate one of 2012’s greats is the large 9800 mAh battery, reportedly capable of up to ten hours of ‘’life’’ between charges.
As far as the design goes, the Acer Iconia Tab A700 looks pretty similar to Acer’s first 10-incher, the A500, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Measuring 0.38 inches (9.8 mm) thick, the A700 looks elegant and stylish, but at the same time robust and solid.
Unfortunately, while being generous with technical details and features, the guys at Acer are yet to announce an official price tag for the A700 Android-based tablet. We could make a couple of assumptions and suppositions, but as this is the first officially unveiled quad-core slate, we would rather wait for something to be made official.
What we do know however is that the Iconia Tab A700 will be released on the market sometime during the second quarter of 2012. Stay tuned on Androinica.com for more details about this beautiful and strong 10-incher, but also for more exciting news from CES 2012!