It looks like Acer will be next to have a next-generation tablet on the market soon, as it has just announced the Iconia Tab A700.
As is the case with any next-generation tablet, the new Iconia A700 will have a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor (1.3GHz), Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and an HD display. Technically speaking, it will have a 10.1-inch display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution for a PPI count of 224, which does not match the new iPad’s Retina Display, but is much higher than the 150 PPI count (1280 x 800) featured on the first-gen 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablets.
Other specs include 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 32GB of internal storage expandable via microSD (up to 64GB!), 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. In addition to a microSD slot, the A700 will have a microUSB port, microHDMI out, and 3.5mm audio jack. It will also have a front-facing HD camera and 5-megapixel rear-shooter. Acer promises 11 hours of video playback with Wi-Fi on and 13 without from the A700’s 9800 mAh battery.
The Acer Iconia A700 is now available for preorder, and will be on sale later this month. The best part, it will only cost $449.99 — less than the cost of the cheapest new iPad (16GB with Wi-Fi).