Acer A700

Announced June, 2012
  • 10.1"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.0
With much better cameras available on newer phones and the inherent douchebaggery of taking photos with your tablet, I have to wonder: if you're not going to implement your camera on a tablet at least as well as Asus does, why do it at all?
by c|net (Jul, 2012)
7.3 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Acer A700

Performance

Processing power and speed

Acer A700
7.2
Nexus 10
8.5
Passmark, AnTuTu and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Acer A700
6.5
Nexus 10
9.3
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Acer A700
7.1
Nexus 10
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Acer A700
8.6
Nexus 10
9.1
Reviews from theverge.com and reviews.cnet.com

7.3

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Acer A700
7.3
Nexus 10
8.3

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Acer A700

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Acer A700
1,908
Nexus 10
4,085

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Acer A700
9,887
Nexus 10
13,772

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Acer A700
1,589
Nexus 10
2,716

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Acer A700
885
Nexus 10
3,842

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Acer A700
3.8 fps
Nexus 10
12.5 fps
Iconia Tab A500
1.3 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Acer A700
11.6 fps
Nexus 10
39.8 fps
Iconia Tab A500
4.8 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the Acer A700


6.5
1080p and 720p movies from outside sources ran smoothly on Dice Player, and I noticed no big advantage (other than sharper subtitles) to running these movies on a higher-resolution screen.

6.9
I'd wish for a sensor like the 41-megapixel shooter inside the Nokia 808 PureView, but no matter the prowess of the camera I can't imagine taking a lot of important pictures with a tablet.

Overall

7.1 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

A 1080p screen goes a long way, but it's not worth doubling the price tag.
by The Verge (Jun, 2012)
Most displays in the category don't scream "impressive!
by The Verge (Jun, 2012)
The Transformer Infinity's screen has the same resolution, but that tablet doesn't go on sale until mid-July.
by c|net (Jul, 2012)

Operating System

The A700's browser crashed whenever we tried to run the Verge Battery Test — the same goes for many Android tablets — but in practical use, with video, tweeting, browsing, and lots of music streaming, I got about eight hours of use from the device.
by The Verge (Jun, 2012)
Ports from iOS with extra effects are nice, but they'll never look as good as games built for Tegra 3 from the ground up.
by c|net (Jul, 2012)
At $449, you're nearly in iPad territory, and unless you're completely committed to Android it's hard to recommend the A700 over a new iPad or even an iPad 2, which offer equally good performance, far superior app ecosystems, and in the new iPad's case an even better display.
by The Verge (Jun, 2012)

Operating system

There's rarely anything wrong with an Acer tablet, and everything from build quality to software is generally pretty solid – there's just nothing exciting or game-changing, no obvious reason to buy an Acer over another tablet.
by The Verge (Jun, 2012)
From a purely aesthetic standpoint, Acer redesigned the standard Home, Back, and multitasking buttons — I don't mind the new icons as much as I just don't understand the need to change them.
by The Verge (Jun, 2012)
The changes aren't nearly on the scale of Samsung's TouchWiz UI, which changes basically every single thing about the OS, but there's quite a bit to get used to.
by The Verge (Jun, 2012)

Ports

In the middle of the bottom edge is a Micro-USB port next to a reset pinhole, with speakers on the far right and left sides.
by c|net (Jul, 2012)
The screen looks great and Micro-HDMI and microSD are welcome inclusions; however, there are other tablet choices out there that are worth more for the money.
by c|net (Jul, 2012)
The microSD slot (supporting up to 64GB cards) and micro HDMI are welcome inclusions.
by c|net (Jul, 2012)

Apps

There are four customizable spaces, and as we've seen with this feature on phones it makes it easy to take a quick picture, or get into your music collection even faster.
by The Verge (Jun, 2012)
While this would seem useful, accessing apps the normal way is already so quick and easy that adding an extra step like tapping the ring puts you that much farther from your goal.
by c|net (Jul, 2012)
Once I customized the ring, it became a handy way to quickly add a note to Evernote, or switch back to my email without flipping through all the multitasking cards.
by The Verge (Jun, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Technology TFT LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200
PPI 224 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.3 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer No
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor No

storage

Internal storage 64 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB
Supported card formats microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 1 MP
Rear camera 5 MP

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 1,043 g
Size 259.1 x 175.3 x 10.2 mm
Thickness 10.2 mm
Battery life 10.5 hour
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