Featured: Pre-Orders Start For Acer Iconia Tab A700, Quad Core Tegra 3, Full 1080p Tablet

Acer is set to launch a new tablet in their Iconia Tab line dubbed the A700. Pre-orders start today and people can expect a nicely powered tablet with a good screen to boot. Quad core tablets, particularly running Android, are starting to become standard. Dual core is more than enough for most people, but the quad core Tegra 3 chip from NVIDIA offers great performance plus great graphics, all rolled into one. Not to mention pricing is good.

Here's the specs:

  • 10 inch 1920x1200 display with 178 degree viewing angle (the first Android tablet with that high of a resolution)
  • 1.3GHZ quad core Tegra 3 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5 megapixel rear-facing camera
  • 1 megapixel front-facing camera for video chats
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth 2.1, gyroscope, GPS
  • 32GB storage with microSD card slot for support up to 64GB
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1.47 pounds,0.06 inches thicker than the iPad
  • 9800mAh battery with up to 10.5 hours of video playback

Pretty good specs for a tablet that will run you $449.99, $50 less than the 32GB iPad. It's worth mentioning that the display is not on par with the iPad which clocks in at 2048x1536, however, possibly one of the closest iPad competitors we've seen yet. The Acer Iconia Tab A700 also features Dolby Mobile 3+ technology and 5.1-channel surround sound and an HDMI port for watching on a bigger screen.

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