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access_time June 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM in Tech by Ramon Aranda

Acer Announces New Tegra 3-Powered Tablet

Acer has today announced its brand new Iconia Tab A700 tablet, which features a 10.1-inch full HD 1080p display.

The new 32GB tablet can display a resolution of 1920 x 1200, which gives its screen greater detail and sharpness than most tablets on the market, which typically top off at 1280 x 800.  Powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor and Android 4.0, the new tablet certainly aims to deliver high quality gaming and multimedia capabilities.  Using 1GB of RAM, the A700 also incorporates at 12-core GeForce NVIDIA GPU.

The A700 includes an HDMI port that supports dual displays, a micro-USB port and a MicroSD card slot, while Acer has also incorporated Dolby Mobile 3, which can output sound in 5.1 surround sound.  The company also touts a battery life of up to 10.5 hours while a 178-degree viewing angle and 10-point touch capacitive screen aims to be accurate and responsive.

“Consumers have embraced their tablets as a mobile hub for their daily lives, and the full HD display on the Acer A700 will give customers a fresh new perspective on the apps, games and digital media they enjoy,” said Paul Tayar, director of product marketing for connected devices, Acer America. “Customers looking for a no-compromise tablet will get the features and performance they want in the new Acer A700.”

Two integrated cameras are embedded into the tablet, with the rear-facing camera coming in at 5-megapixels and the front-facing camera capable of 1-megapixel.  Full HD video can also be recorded.

Coming in at $449.99, Acer has already begun pre-sales in the U.S. and Canada.


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