Acer unveils Iconia Tab A200 and quad-core A700 tablets

By Lee Kaelin on

Acer has unveiled two new tablets from its Iconia Tab range, one of which is set to cause quite a stir as the company begins the battle to win best product of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

The show stopping powerhouse of a tablet, the Iconia Tab A700 looks set to compete directly against the Transformer Prime with its massive specification list. It features a Tegra 3 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM with a native 1080p “IPS quality” 1920x1200 pixel 10.1-inch display, along with mini-USB, mini-HDMI and micro-SD ports and a reverse mounted 5-megapixel camera.

It looks to be running Google’s latest mobile OS, Android 4.0 ICS, with a subtly tweaked Acer UI skin that appears to contrast well with the native ICS interface. As it’s a prototype model there aren’t many details available, including storage options, connectivity, pricing or availability.

Also making an appearance is the Acer Iconia Tab A200 tablet (below), sporting a 10.1-inch display with a 1280x800 pixel resolution. It features 8GB of onboard storage, is powered by a Tegra 2 dual-core processor with an integrated GeForce GPU. The front features a 2-megapixel camera, with another mounted in the titanium grey pattern rear cover. Also included is a mini-HDMI port and micro-SD card slot.

Initially the A200 will be available with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, with the company offering free updates to Android 4.0 ICS sometime in February. According to Acer the battery will provide enough juice to power it for 8 hours before needing recharging.

The A200 will be available from major retailers in the US from January 15 starting at around $329.99. A 16GB model will also be available for around $350.

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