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Acer launches the Iconia Tab A510 and A700 Olympic Games Edition tablets

These are reportedly just the first two of a series of Olympic-themed products that Acer plans to release

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, which will take place in London, are slowly but surely approaching. In a press release, one of the official sponsors of the event, the Taiwanese PC manufacturer Acer, announced it will debut a series of Olympic-themed portable devices staring with the Iconia Tab A510 and A700.  

The maker is apparently “celebrating” its partnership with the Olympic Movement by introducing the above mentioned Android slates that are expected to hit the stores sometime this month.  

Essentially, customers will be provided with the same A510 and A700 models that we saw at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas but the limited edition versions will have the Acer and Olympic logos engraved on the back.

Specs-wise the only major difference between the two tablets is that the A510 offers a 10.1-inch display with a maximum supported resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels, whereas the A700 features a 1920-by-1080p Full HD IPS (In-Plane Switching technology for improved viewing angles) panel of the same size.

To jog your memory, the portable devices will be powered by a Quad-Core NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC (system on a chip) clocked at 1.3GHz and will further be equipped with 1GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, mini-USB and mini-HDMI ports. The manufacturer also claims that the built-in 9800mAh battery delivers an autonomy period of up to 15 hours on a single charge.

The A510 in particular will ship pre-loaded with two pieces of software that you might find useful. The first one, called Acer Print, apparently “makes wireless printing easier” and is compatible with about “87% of the printers” out there. The other one, Polaris Office, presumably offers “improvements for editing and reading MS Office documents on-the-go”.

According to a report from Netbooknews, during a press event, the Taipei-based tech company announced that is already experiencing a 12% increase in sales of its current sub-€450 range of tablets, which can only mean Acer will manage to properly capitalize on this major sports event, especially after it officially kicks off on 27th July.

Unfortunately, the maker hasn’t disclosed pricing details yet.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-03-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)