While waiting for the official launch in stores of the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700, it appears there’s another Full HD slate out there, that beat the ASUS model when it comes to hitting the stores. I’m talking about the Acer Iconia A700, that comes with a 1920 x 1200 pixel display and quad core CPU.

This product is now available to purchase directly from Acer and you should know it comes with an Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU and a HDMI port, among others. The 32GB version of the tablet will set you back $450, that includes free overnight shipping. If you check out the Acer link below, you’ll be able to get your tablet there. The device was announced back in January, it weighs 649 grams and has a 10.1 inch LCD display. It also has stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus sound enhancement, a microSD card slot and 1GB of RAM.

Other specs include WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0, a 5 megapixel camera at the back with autofocus and LED flash, plus geotagging, 720p capture and a secondary front camera. Android 4.0 is the OS of choice here and the slate is available in titanium gray or metallic red. It packs in a huge Li-Ion 9800 mAh battery.

  • gadgetfan

    too expensive

  • Heruscustos

    Are you kidding me! For a quadcore /HD 10.1? I’m the king of decrying them other jokers with their sky high prices but be reasonable this is more an value for the buck. Sony 17 months tab is still 499. minimum and Microsoft is threatening to launch a crappy crap for 599. starting. I own a Acer tab and its a very under-rated product. Kudos Acer for keeping the prices in the realm of reality.

  • J Henkinson

     truth well spoken! Also, for the record for gadgetfan, Acer Iconia a700 and Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 are the only slates that have publicly announced with full HD super IPS display (1920 x 1200) and from what I heard, they have Gorilla Glass 2 protection too (while some other slates still don’t even have Gorilla Glass 1 in that price range – some do have it, I know, but many do not). And there are speculations that the Asus Infinity 700 pricing start at around 599, so there you go, the Iconia a700 with similar specs (minus the keyboard dock) for 450, how is that expensive?

  • Heruscustos

    Hmmm, I didn’t know all that…even more impressive. Believe me gadgetfan we are the first to recognise the ligitimacy of the argument that tablets are still fairly limited as tools of productivity and chrome/windows 8 will go some distance to address those issues but innovation is also required on the part of the developers. Unfortunately the game these players are now engaged in is balancing the price point with the demand and trying to figure the exact place slates will eventually take in the world of business. Admitedly it’s all still an unclear and worrisome problem for developers that must sink investment millions into this industry. In my opinion the line between tablets and notebooks will soon enough blur with thinner notebooks with touch capacity so the problem is mute. The fear is that this blurring could lower the prices of notepads eventually thus the inflated tablet. Yes the sweet spot of pricing for the masses appear to be 200-250.00. My guts tell me it’ll never happen, they will never give us notebook capability and portability for 200.00 especially where ten plus million have already demonstrated they will pay 699. and upwards for apple’s overpriced rectangles.