Acer Iconia Tab A700
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Iconia Tab A700
Fresh out of the oven. Tablets with 10.1-inch display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 and Android 4 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) are almost a dime a dozen now. Can Acer's Iconia A700 Tablet stand out from the crowd?
Source: Techspot Archive.org version
The Acer Iconia Tab A700 is an appropriate upgrade to Acer's earlier efforts, but it doesn't really go far enough to make it a viable choice for new tablet buyers. Its sluggish performance and cheap feel make it hard to recommend against the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity or the Apple iPad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Pro Archive.org version
It’s a little behind its rivals when it comes to performance and battery life, but the Iconia Tab A700 is a cracking all-round package. The display is gorgeous, there's enough power for games and apps, and it’s vastly cheaper than the only other Full HD tablet on the market, Asus’ Transformer Pad Infinity 700. For those after a premium experience without spending a fortune, the Acer Iconia Tab A700 is an affordable taste of Android tablet luxury.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
Source: Stuff TV Archive.org version
Blips aside, you'll have no problem using the A700 for movies, working or browsing and it's well served with ports with microSD, microUSB and microHDMI. So if a good screen is your priority and your budget won't stretch to the Infinity it's your best option.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Slashgear Archive.org version
This tablet will cost you $449.99 at any of a variety of outlets, this ringing in just at or below the rest of the market offering similar solutions. You’ve got the most advanced options in an Android tablet included here, and Acer’s unique vision for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will not leave you wanting for multi-tasking and for standing out in the software crowd. We recommend picking up the Iconia Tab A700 especially if you’ve already got Acer notebooks or towers in your home – their software connects quite fluidly and makes your whole personal cloud experience all the richer.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2012
Source: Tuexperto ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good FHD display; powerful speakers; compact and slim design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2014
The Acer Iconia Tab A700 is a 1.3 GHz quad-core tablet with 1 GB of RAM and an microSD card slot, which supports up to 32 GB. At 10.1 inches, it is a full-sized tablet that might be too large for those looking for pocket-sized tablets. With 665g it is heavy enough to be uncomfortable (equivalent to the weight of an iPad 4). The screen boasts a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels with 224 pixels per inch (ppi). It does not offer the more common IPS technology most tablets seem to carry, however. The screen has smooth and sharp images with vivid colors, but appears to be highly reflective, so it is not apt for outdoor use.
The Iconia Tab A700 features Dolby Mobil 3 and 5.1 channel surround sound, which performs impressively for the Tab’s small size. The device uses a version of Google’s Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and has a problem with laggy and buggy applications. However, web surfing does not appear to be an issue. The tablet comes with a 5 MP main camera and a 2 MP front camera. The battery is tested to last around eight hours of video playing via WiFi.
NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3): Integrated Ultra Low Power (ULP) graphics card in the Tegra 3 SoC. Similar to the Tegra 2 GPU but with additional pixel shaders and optimizations.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
3: High-End-SoC for tablets and large smartphones which integrates 4 ARM Cortex A9 Cores and a power saving companion core. Furthermore, a GeForce LP GPU is included that is based on the old GeForce 7.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for small tablets.
Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.
While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.
There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.
76.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.