March 6, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
The Acer Iconia Tab A510 and A700 were two of the most interesting products unveiled back at the CES, being also two of the first ever tablets to be announced with quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processors and Android Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.
Even though neither of the two slates has been released for the time being, both the A510 and the A700 are preparing to be offered in special editions as well, celebrating the Summer Olympic Games scheduled to take place this year between July 27 and August 12 in London.
Uniting the Acer and Olympic logos on the back of the tablets, the A510 and A700 Olympic Editions are basically the gadgets we saw and loved in January in Las Vegas. As a matter of fact, I can’t seem to spot any hardware or software difference between the original slates and these ‘’special editions’’, so I’m going to go on a limb and say that the only ‘’upgrade’’ these versions bring is the Olympic five rings logo attached to the back of the devices.
For those of you who have a lapse of memory or who just haven’t yet heard of the A510 and A700, both tablets are set to sport 10.1-inch screens and to be powered by 1.3 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processors. Featuring pretty much all the things you could need in terms of connectivity, as well as dual 5 MP/2 MP cameras, Acer’s future slates are also set to be champions when it comes to battery life.
The 9800 mAh batteries featured by both 10-inchers are said to come with a 15 hours estimated autonomy and, even though I for one am not exactly buying that, we should still get at least 11 or 12 hours of run time between charges.
While looking pretty much the same, the A510 and A700 are actually two different products when talking about their displays. The first of the duo sports a 1280 x 800 pixels resolution screen, while the A700 is set to come with a breathtaking 1900 x 1200 pix res display.
No words on pricing just yet, while in terms of availability the regular A510 and A700, as well as the special Olympics Editions, should hit the market at the end of March (the A510) and June (the A700).