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Review: Acer Iconia Tab A700 Android tablet

by Blogger ‎08-14-2012 08:33 AM - edited ‎08-14-2012 08:38 AM

 

A700_black-silver-front-back.jpgJust in time for the Back to School season, Acer's well-rounded Iconia Tab A700 features a 10.5 hour battery life, 1080p HD resolution, MicroSD and microUSB expansion as well as Android 4.0 goodness for $449.99 now at Future Shop.

 

Acer has decided to offer an improved Iconia tablet, one that may be a bit thicker than the competition but which more than makes up for the size and weight with an outstanding feature set and superb functionality. Users will appreciate the Acer Ring circular overlay which offers quick access to various apps and links and is a novel way to navigate the device.

 

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The tablet's case features a distinct soft-touch finish has a patterned texture for better grip. It easily fits in a purse, briefcase or book bag, as it weighs just over 1.47 pounds and measures 10.23 (L) x 6.89 (W) x 0.43 (H) inches. 

 

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When connected to a Bluetooth Keyboard or keyboard case, functionality is expanded even further and makes the Iconia A700 a viable note-taking device that can later on sync with cloud services like Google Drive or Evernote.

 

With a genereous 32GB of storage and a great roundup of features and apps, the Iconia Tab A700 is ideal for school and university as a mobile Internet and mail device (using WiFi) or to carry various notes, lessons and electronic books.

 

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The heart of the Iconia Tab A700 is its 1920 x 1200 HD resolution that delivers 55 percent higher pixel density compared to competing 1280 x 800 displays. Video looks awesome even when the backlighting is set to half brightness and text is easy to read.

 

The soul of this tablet is the 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor running Android 4.0, the Acer Iconia Tab A700 delivers performance and responsiveness for running multiple apps, smooth HD video, fast web browsing and console-like gaming thanks to the peppy 12-Core GeForce NVIDIA GPU.

 

I enjoyed hours of Dead Trigger on this tablet and notice no lag, slowdowns or hiccups even when playing at full video mode. The processor and graphics engine is also tuned for better battery management which results in anywhere from 8-10.5 hours of use, more than enough for a day at work or class.

 

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The Acer A700 has two integrated cameras: the 5MP rear-facing camera is auto-focusing, and provides the ability to take snapshots while recording HD video, while the 1MP fixed-focused front-facing camera is great for video conferencing, as it features an improved zoom. Customers can capture video and photos, enhance them on the go, and then conveniently store them in Google+ and upload to other social networks.

 

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The competition in 10.1 Android tablets is already quite frenetic but the Iconia Tab A700's mix of great features and pricing certainly makes it a solid all around tablet worth considering.

 

 

SKU: 10206953

The tablet computer changed the way we work, entertain, and consume media. The Acer Iconia Tab A700 changes all that all over again with a 10.1" display with 1920 x 1200 resolution, NVIDIA Quad-Core processing, Android 4.0 OS, and a wide range of features that keep you connected and entertained with incredible speed and smooth, seamless performance.




 

SKU: 10206954

The tablet computer changed the way we work, entertain, and consume media. The Acer Iconia Tab A700 changes all that all over again with a 10.1" display with 1920 x 1200 resolution, NVIDIA Quad-Core processing, Android 4.0 OS, and a wide range of features that keep you connected and entertained with incredible speed and smooth, seamless performance.




Comments
by Marshyman on ‎08-20-2012 08:49 AM

i want one of these!

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