Acer ICONIA Tab A700

70
Engadget
Score
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Acer Iconia Tab A700 review: a 10-inch ICS tablet with Tegra 3 and a 1,920 x 1,200 display

Summary

Though the A700 stands out with its crisp 1920 x 1200 display, its performance could use some fine-tuning. Until then, we can think of similarly priced tablets that run more smoothly, and last longer on a charge.

Pros
  • Highest-res display in Acer's lineupClear, loud audioComfortable design
Cons
  • Glitchy performancePerformance and battery life trail competitors
Acer Iconia Tab A700 review: a 10-inch ICS tablet with Tegra 3 and a 1,920 x 1,200 display

We'll skip the long contextual intro about how high-powered Tegra 3 tablets are becoming a dime a dozen and get straight to the meat: the new Acer Iconia Tab A700 is an NVIDIA-powered slate with a super-charged screen. Yes, this device is all about the display, and we're talking 1,920 x 1,200 pixels on a 10.1-inch panel. And until ASUS' Transformer Pad Infinity goes on sale next month, this is the only Android tab with that resolution you can get your hands on.

More Info

Acer unveils $450 Iconia Tab A700: 1,920 x 1,200 display and Tegra 3 under the hood

Acer Iconia Tab A700 hands-on

PSA: Acer Iconia Tab A700 shipping now

At the risk of spoiling our whole review, bright colors and a high resolution make navigating Acer's branded build of Ice Cream Sandwich a treat, and its quad-core Tegra 3 insides make the tablet more than just a pretty face. But the WiFi-only Tab A700, retailing for $450, is not the only good ICS option around -- and it's not the most budget-friendly, either. Let's take a closer look to see if its considerable advantages make it worth swiping that plastic.

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Breakdown

Ease of use
7.0
Durability
7.5
Battery life
7.2
Portability (size / weight)
6.3
Display
8.4
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Specs

ICONIA

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Storage type
Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
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Specs

ICONIA

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Storage type
Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
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