Dec 30 AT 12:18 AM Dustin Earley 70 Comments

Acer Iconia Tab A700 leaked with Tegra 3, 1920 x 1200 display and more


Hot on the heels of news that Acer plans on introducing fewer, higher quality products in 2012, the Iconia Tab A700 has been detailed by the Russian blog, featuring specs that make even the highest end tablet seem like old news.

Slated for debut at CES, the A700 is both thinner and lighter (1.43 pounds) than the already announced A200, but packs in much more power. The A700 comes with a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 display, a dedicated rotation lock switch, micro-HDMI port, SIM card slot, 5-megapixel camera with flash and a NVIDIA Tegra 3. There’s also a 9800mAh battery powering the Iconia Tab A700 that promises 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.

We should have more concrete release information once CES rolls around, but NoMobile has said to expect the tablet sometime this March.

There’s bound to be more Android tablets than we can possibly cover at CES this year, but with a Tegra 3 and 1920 x 1200 display, the Iconia still holds a chance at standing out from the crowd. We’ll definitely be on the lookout for this one on the show floor.

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Via: Engadget


Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • spazby

    Looks very promising…I do want to buy a tablet in the next few months…

    • jeff.j1990

      Same here. I am waiting till I am fully confident that a tablet can perform all high performance tasks that could be done using a normal Desktop. May be in a year or 2.

    • tmihai20

      I’m looking for an Android tablet too, but the price is a little too much for me now. Maybe the older Tegra 2 Asus tablet will become cheaper :)

  • AsakuraZero

    aaaand no, its an acer, i want support and updates so my money will go to asus and their lower resolution screen (srly >_> they could do better on that department)

    the concept of the transformer its my selling point

    • Dustin Earley

      I’m going to wait for that super high-res Galaxy Tab in the works.

    • damambt

      Gotta agree with you, Transformer Prime has that gorgeous dock that is just brilliant.

      • Futureboy

        Agreed. The dock is awesome, but I’m still hoping they build a Prime slider. I love the keyboard option, but would love it as one unit like the first gen slider.

    • zerosix

      Support and updates? Maybe Nexus Tab?

    • sunrise

      Have you ever owned an Asus or Acer product? I have owned both.

      Acer customer service is top notch. Very seldom have I had problems with their laptops, and when I did have a problem their customer service was OUTSTANDING. I’m talking free overnight shipping of a replacement part for a laptop, and they constantly kept in contact to make sure my problem was resolved.

      My experience with Asus? Lots of problems with their products, especially their laptops, and their customer service warranty department is not as good as Acer.

      Asus does have a good history of updates though in terms of firmware/software/drivers, etc. I just think you shouldn’t discredit Acer so fast, they are a great company.

      I for one can’t wait for this tablet!

      • TaoRenCe

        I agree. My experience with Acer products has been all positive as well.

      • AsakuraZero

        i have, 2 TF101, 1 dock, 2 ROG laptops, 1 router RT-N56U.

        my personal ROG laptop got its MOBO bend because of heat and the backpack, and they replaced it without any cost and the laptop was back in a week.

        i droped my personal TF101 and the screen broke, they replaced it but i didnt paid the idiots warranty (accident warranty) and i had to pay.

        everything else works like charm and they customer service have been nice with me.

        in my record i always have avoided acer (bad family experience).

        plus my selling point its the dock, extra battery, keyboard, ports, and sd slot for a fair price (if not get the usb/sd dongle for the galaxy tab its cost about 50 bucks).

        i love asus i respect them. they can do better but, so all the rest of the manufacturers

    • Sean the Electrofreak

      If I hadn’t just won a Transformer Prime (Thank you A&M!!!) I would definitely be taking a look at this tablet.

      Acer has just made a commitment to quality on their tablets and I think they deserve a second chance.

      • dacatalyst41

        Congrats by the way!!! Best giveaway I’ve ever seen from an tech site. I’m gonna need to borrow that lucky rabbit’s foot next time if you don’t mind!

  • damambt

    And here comes the competition! I just cant keep up with all these fancy new gadgets. One thing for sure, Im excited.Especially with games like MC3 by Gameloft and GTA3 10th Anniversary. YESSS! Now all i have to do is make up my mind. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions.

  • crazy-4-android

    One small innovations comes out and everyone follows suit. Companies should add stuff no one has seen. Asus and its tablet to notebook to tablet is pretty cool and amazing.

    • zerosix

      Then Apple adds the same stuff and says, that they are the first to do it, and people believe.
      But if they really make a 2048*1536 screen… It would be great.

      • Ben

        Interestingly, 2048×1536 isn’t all that much higher than 1920×1200 when you look at the numbers. Granted it’s got 100pix horizontally (300 vertically given the 4:3 aspect), but I doubt it would make a huge difference in display quality.

        But here’s where I don’t think true HD will work with this tablet: game performance. While the Tegra 3 is quite potent, I can only imagine trying to push all of those pixels. While games will look great, I expect that framerates will suffer as a result.

        • Sean the Electrofreak

          The sad thing is, it can be a higher resolution screen, but how many pixels end up wasted when you view any media in standard 16:9 HD resolutions? The image has to be compressed to maintain aspect ratio while fitting on a 4:3 display, and thus you have a loss in resolution.

          Until Apple moves to a 16:9 format for its tablets, higher resolution displays will mean little when watching HD video.

          • kazahani

            You know, that’s really insightful. I hadn’t thought of that at all.

          • RRR

            “wasted” hahaha lol. It’s a reasonable tradeoff.

            99% of lifetime of tablet screen average user is watching text and games not movies.

  • WlfHart

    Let’s hope we get some competing tablets with that beautiful resolution…

  • fatspirit

    A700 is truly amazing (: Just wondering about price tag.

    • kazahani

      I was thinking the same thing. $400 seems to be the upper limit for anything that doesn’t come shipped with a little silver apple decal on it. If these specs are accurate, it would be a stretch to sell it for that price.

  • KennyL

    Looks like a Xoom from the front. However, I’m waiting for the ICS replacement for the Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet. I know I’m in the minority but their implementation for their stylus actually would save me time and money. I really hope they have a round two of the TPT. (I could go without the physical keys though.)

  • stenzor

    My dreams have come true! Well with the display resolution anyways… not really excited that it’s an Acer

  • donger

    looking good.

  • myandroid99

    i hope its not too pricey

  • jimtravis

    Assuming specs are correct, sign me up.

  • Hasan tigerfire25

    Looks cooooooooooool

  • Jorge Branco

    The T Prime is still well in front for me, Keyboard dock really tips it over the edge.

  • Hasan tigerfire25

    I think I am buying a Toshiba thrive 32gb today. hope it will be good and will get plenty of software support in future

  • jenskristian

    I’ve always thought of Acer tablets as cheep, poor quality and ugly looking. Good too see them changing. Specs looks very good. Design looks OK.

    • kazahani

      The A500 is a legit tablet.

  • zerosix

    go f*ck yourself

  • zerosix

    Kontrabanda sounds much better, than smuggling.

  • vid500

    Ok it has begun. Now that I’m on the waiting list for transformer prime, there are going to be more and more great tablets. I can’t decide wich one to pick. But I am going to buy one this year.

  • Finn Kempers

    We finally have a Transformer Prime competitor, which will also not have lawsuits against for the name XD however it will still also have a stupidly high price :L and who knows, wait half a year and there will be tegra 4 which will outclass them all. However the idea seems good so I’ll have a look at it.

  • nportelli

    Awesome. Hopefully this will be the start of making 1900×1200 popular again. I want another laptop with that resolution.

  • kazahani

    You can has ip ban?

  • nivekkev

    The resolution alone is not enough to make me change my mind about my first choice Transformer Prime, but in saying that, have to see the true specs and price to be for sure, not writing anything off right now since I have to wait anyway…

  • dacatalyst41

    Bottom line…..manufacturers are going to have a hard time pulling me away from the quality, support, and specs of an Asus Transformer Prime. A HARD TIME!

  •!/profile.php?id=583695634&ref=profile Rahul Singh

    Sorry Asus… I might have to go with Acer now. They keep coming up with better and better tablets ever month, like this I will never buy a table, and I need one badly!

  • pekosROB

    HD screen? Color me impressed.

  • Robert Whittaker

    Impressive to get those sort of numbers (especially the battery) in a device of this size and weight. I’ll be very impressed if the rumours are true.

  • Louis A

    Damn, it looks good, smells promising and very sexy. Way the Acer. Definitely will be looking to play with this one.

  • Andy_jr

    I can’t wait for the hi-res, quad-core tablet wars!

  • mcopeman23

    How would 1080 p video look on. A 10inch screen? Can you even tell at that size?

    If they are coming out with stuff, wonder what that means for the rest of the manufacturers.


    looks promising

  • Marc’us H.

    I still really need to get a tablet … question is when?

  • alexanderharri3

    Judging by this leak, or “leak”, we’ll be seeing quite a few announcements like this at CES or MWC.

  • mike

    really why not 1080 since this is a multimedia tablet and 1080 vids are going to just have black bars
    also hope this is a windows tablet and not android
    no one is going to release games with such high textures also the same for apps but TGF apps will trickle out eventually overtime but still at launch there will be little to no apps to support such a high rez
    also tegra3 is nice and all but again the high rez comes into play here its just going to kill the performance on demanding games

    • ed

      Punctuation is your friend.

  • RRR

    ideal tablet:
    - transformer
    - 14″ (as well as choice 12″, 10″ and 7″)
    - 4k screen resolution,
    - 4g and
    - dualboot with win8/android.

    As to 1920×1200 that was a step in right direction though that’s the ideal resolution for 5″ smartphones

  • Donald Williams

    WOW with my current luck with the A500 I may need to upgrade! Wife might be mad but I WONT… Ill have to debate if its affordable to sell then buy…. My guess HELL YEA… Looking forward to more details and reviews on this A700.

  • staryoshi

    2012 may finally be the year I go for a tablet. With the increasing hardware capability/functionality and the pending introduction of Windows 8 ARM (And maturation of Android/ICS), I’ll finally be able to justify replacing my stalwart untra-portable Acer Aspire Timeline :)

    • staryoshi

      That should read *ultra-portable.* (Doh!)

  • erimin

    Hmm… i needed a tablet a few months ago… but i wait for tegra 3… Now I am ready .. but witch one i choose… I really like new iconia :-)

  • cabrone

    I’ve been putting off buying a tablet for some reason…this is a good enough one for now ;-)

  • Nathan D.

    I’m good with the Transformer Prime tablet =)

  • Hall Lo

    wow the screen resolution is crazy… now how about the price?

  • Jorge Eslava

    Amazing! my 50″ tv feels ashamed that a small 10″ screen has a higher resolution.

  • Samar

    anything with 1920*1080 n Tegra 3 is my new fav. :-)

  • lokidokie

    awesome. if only it wasn’t acer…

  • Vyrlokar

    I’m really waitingto see if the rumors for the samsung 11.6″, 2560×1600 tablet are true… That would put the rumored 2048×1556 resolution to shame.

  • txbluesman

    Looks pretty nice and sounds impressive so far. I will be interested in seeing more specs on this one.

  • jbgoodman87

    I love all of the comments about the Asus t.p. having a dock……if u want a physical keyboard……get a laptop!!!! Love the specs on the Acer…..especially screen Res…..looks like a great buy!

  • wayne

    This year I will buy a tablet.thing with a Tegra 3 is the tablet fast enough for the future..

  • Danny Calderon

    Looking to upgrade from my Dell Streak 7, but I’ll probably hold of till after the summer, that way more than 2 companies will have tegra 3 tablets

  • hurric

    this is brutal. everytime i think of getting tablet, news of newer faster better (probably cheaper) tablet comes out..what the hell do i do