Acer Iconia Tab A700 hands-on and unboxing

June 22, 2012
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What do we have here? This my friends is the Acer Iconia Tab A700. This new tablet will be Acer's flagship device for the summer and has all the specs one should want in a tablet. Coming complete with a 1920 x 1200 Full 1080p HD display, Ice Cream Sandwich, and a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor this should be a beast. Check out our initial impressions and hands-on below.

Acer's first few tablets weren't all that great, although were priced pretty awesome and had lots of fans. Earlier this year they released the A200 with ICS but this new slate is here to stay and reign king of their offerings. They've added all the specs you'd like into one powerful and somewhat sleek slate, and will be offering it for an impressive $449. You'll want to start off by enjoying my unboxing video below and then check out the rest of the photos in the gallery near the end.

Acer Iconia Tab A700 unboxing

Acer has outfitted this tablet with some pretty impressive specifications that should keep it near the top. Being the first Android tablet to actually be available with a 1920 x 1200 HD screen we'll focus heavily on that in our full review. As mentioned above this tablet has a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 full 1080p HD screen, the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, micro-SD slot, micro-HDMI out, and a pair of cameras.

Around back is the 5 megapixel camera capable of 720p video, and they've added a measly 1 MP camera to the front for video chat and self portraits. Another exciting aspect of the slate aside from the specs is it comes out of the box running on the absolute latest Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich build, so it's as up to date as it can be -- for now.

My initial impressions are more favorable than I thought they'd be. The build quality is steadily improved over the A500, and the soft coated matte back and rubber feel is extremely comfortable in the hands. The rounded edges make it more ergonomic than other tablets too. Acer has done a few of their usual changes to the Android OS, as well as added new and cool features like their lockscreen. Just like others with custom lockscreen options, theirs are colorful, inviting, and even have a little animation. Right away I see a few quirks, as well as some awesome ideas and changes so you'll want to stay tuned for the full review coming up soon. Can this quad-core tablet compete with the best? For the price I think it can. Buy one today from Acer.com

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  • nef

    Not sure I agree. The Asus Transformer Infinity TF700 comes with 4G/LTE. The Acer doesn’t. The Transformer has the famous keyboard dock with additional battery life and connections. The Acer doesn’t. The Transformer has a 2MP camera and an 8MP camera. The Acer doesn’t. The Transformer comes in a 64Gb variant. The Acer doesn’t. The build quality on the Transformer is beautiful. The Acer not so. I believe that battery life on the Transformer is better than the Acer, although that has yet to be tested in the real world. In short, the Transformer Infinity has better specs all around.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=689602591 Cal Aehr

      Will the Asus Transformer Infinity be priced at $450? The A700 is also currently on sale at Microcenter for $400.

      • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

        It will need to be, or will lose to this. Plus the 4G/LTE model will of course cost more!

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      With 4G LTE battery life won’t be better. The Acer A701 comes with that though if you’d like it. TF has dock but only port the Acer doesn’t that it does is full size USB. 8MP vs 5MP rear I could care less about. I’ll use my smartphone for that. (Who really takes pics often with a tablet)

      64GB TF Infinity will be mad expensive. I’d rather buy a 32 of ANY model and use the Micro-SD slot.

      Next I have the Transformer, and the TF Prime. The Prime is great but the sharp corners and heavy aluminum I’m not a fan of. I actually prefer the soft touch rubbery back and rounded edges of the A700, seriously. And regarding battery The Acer A700 is 9,800 mAh and is actually bigger, so far seems AMAZING. The choice is closer than I thought it would be. I’m digging this thing

  • Yave Canela

    Can’t wait for a full review, hurry!!, Hurry!!. Everyone is talking about the ASUS Infinity and yes it looks great but still no word on sale date. Plus, I think they are selling it with the keyboard dock which makes it pricey. Don’t push me into buying a package, I just want a tablet with power and I think ACER is doing it right. Good job on being the first one with an unboxing video.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2YJK7KMKCWXGF5XHKG2PGFHUJQ Amanda

    asus infinity looks just great , cant wait to get one