Acer Iconia Tab A700, one of the most impressive tablets at CES 2012 has finally received a price and it’s not steep at all. The product goes for 479 euros, which is not bad for a Full HD tablet of 2012. This 10.1 inch model comes with a SIM slot and microUSB port, plus a dedicated rotation lock switch and standard volume rockers.
There’s also a micro HDMI port on board and the back of the slate has a nice texture and features a 5 megapixel camera with flash. The product is pretty light, at 650 grams and it provides the usual 10 hours of battery life. The seller of the tablet is Amazon Germany and once again, the price is very good. I imagine that a month or two of wait and some movements between retailers will take the price to even more reasonable amounts, so it will become a great alternative to the Transformer Prime from ASUS.
In case you’re wondering, the Acer Iconia Tab A700 features a 1.3 GHz quad core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.0 ICS as the OS of choice and an IPS panel for the display. The stock Google experience is covered by the Acer Ring interface, a lockscreen launched with shortcuts available depending on the direction you move your finger in. If I had to choose, I’d say that the ASUS Transformer Pad 300 still remains a very good alternative, since the jump in resolution isn’t that great here and SIM card slot may be the only real appeal.