Acer Iconia Tab A700 32GB HD Android tablet review
If you're looking for a cheap 10in Tegra 3 Android tablet, I'd say buy an Acer A510. If you want one with a 1080p screen and have deep pockets, then take a look at the Asus Transformer Infinity. Now, if you want something in between, with the Infinity’s screen resolution but the A520’s relative affordability, well, that's a different question altogether.
Tasty Tegra: Acer's Iconia Tab A700
Still, on the face ofit, Acer may have just plugged that gap with the A700. It's a 1920 x 1200 Tegra 3 machine with an RRP of £430, which means, in due course, you should be able to find one at retail for close to four hundred knicker, if not less.
Side controls and mini HDMI interfacing
If you were expecting the A700 to brag its screen with some funky exterior styling, you are flat out of luck. Compared to Asus’ swirly Transformers or Samsung’s – look-it’s-clearly-not-an-iPad – Galaxy Note 10.1, the A700 is a bit of a Plain Jane and looks a lot like the A510.
Personally I have soft spot for gadgets that are not too visually declamatory so I’m happy with the A700’s looks. No criticism of the build quality either: it's built like a brick outhouse and has a very pleasant to the touch dimpled behind. It’s also very close to the A510 in size too, but at 665g your arms have to support 15g less.
Acer's ring interface enhancement
According to the spec sheet the A700’s screen is a traditional TFT LCD panel like the A520’s but it is quite obviously brighter and more colourful and the viewing angles have been improved too. Exactly what Acer has done to the screen is anyone's guess but it has certainly done something.
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This makes all those 700 quid laptops with x768 screens look even more of a ripoff.
And an SD slot too. I can feel my wallet twitching.
Re: Iggle Piggle
Upsy Daisy ... Prostitue, or not? Seems odd to me that she has a very short skirt that lifts up when she gets excited, spends time hanging around in the woods, and takes a bed everywhere with her.
Four hundred quid is a reasonable price?
Seriously, in this day and age, when exceptional 7" tablets are available for significantly less than two hundred quid, 10" tablets should be a sight cheaper than four hundred quid.
Re: Too expensive...
Agreed. Sweet spot for me would be a similar spec'd slab in the £100-£200 range. Whoever breaks into that price barrier would have the market (and my cash).
Keep in mind there is no SD and no HDMI on the Nexus. That might not bother you but it is worth considering. I'm leaning more towards a Kindle HD. Again, no SD but it has the USB port and HDMI and the 32GB is only £200 so I think I could cope. I just haven't seen what Amazon have done to Android yet!