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Nov 29, 2011

Acer's Tegra 3-Powered Iconia Tab A700 Makes Appearance in AnTuTu Benchmark

In 2012, Acer is expected to expand its Android tablet business with a couple of new models based on Nvidia’s Tegra 3 SoC and one of these devices, the high-end Iconia Tab A700, was just spotted in the AnTuTu benchmark.

The application itself provides just a few details about Acer’s upcoming tablet such as the fact that is powered a 1.4GHz system-on-a-chip (SoC) device and that is running the Android 3.2.1, also known as Honeycomb, operating system.

However, a leak that made its appearance a little less than two weeks ago has revealed that the SoC installed in the A700 is actually Nvidia’s Tegra 3 that features quad Cortex A9 processing cores and a GeForce GPU.

This will be used to drive a 1920x1200 resolution display that will most probably measure 10.1-inch in diagonal.

The previous leaks also revealed that the tablet will be available in two versions, dubbed the Acer Iconia A700 and A701.

While nothing is certain at this point in time, it seems like the two models will be extremely similar, with the Iconia A701 just adding mobile broadband support to the A700 specs list.

The Iconia A700/701 is by no means the only Android tablet that Acer plans to build around the Tegra 3 chip, since it was recently revealed that the Taiwanese maker is also working on the Iconia A511 that will include the same Nvidia SoC.

Right now, we don’t know when any of these two tablets will arrive in the retail market, or what version of Android will they end up running, but there is a strong chance that the final version will arrive with Ice Cream Sandwich on-board.

Pricing is also unknown, but don’t expect it to dip bellow the $400 mark (roughly 300 EUR).


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