We all love tablets, some of us from the first moment we saw this new class of gadgets. Still, what we all agree is that the most significant issue on a tablet is the lack of ability to execute multiple tasks fast. So, the manufacturers understood that more power had to be given to this device, which is exactly what they’ve done. For instance, Acer gave its Iconia A700 (a very fine 10 inch slate) a quad core that should solve the issue. Could the guys from Acer have created the best 10 inch tablet? Let’s find out, so don’t go anywhere!

One of the things that you’ll notice right away, after your first glance at the Iconia A700 is that this is a premium tablet. Sadly, the Acer Iconia Tab is not destined to main stream consumers. When the tablet was introduced at CES, this particular detail had to be insisted on. 

Acer Iconia TAB A700
Credit: Acer

Like most Android tablets presented at the famous exposition, the Acer Iconia A700 wouldn’t run on something else than the latest version of Android (4.0). The unit is powered by a Tegra 3 CPU (1.3 GHz quad core), so lags and delays should be forgotten when toying with this beauty. Moreover, you get 1 GB of RAM, which is a usual value for respectable 10 inch tablets.

The 10.1 inch display is actually a very glossy IPS, one that can make you enjoy 1080 pixels (lots of pixels for such a small area). What we did not like very much is that although the image is quite detailed, the screen looks a bit dim. The array of sockets that the guys from Acer decided to place on the Acer Iconia A700 10 inch tablet is as follows: an HDMI port and a mini USB one, to which is added a micro DS card slot. It doesn’t sound very impressive, but you’ve got all the basics included!

In terms of performances, the Acer Iconia A700 10 inch tablet is most certainly a quality member of ‘’Speedy Gonzales’’ club, but is this enough for this particular gadget to be the best 10 inch tablet? No, not in our opinion, but a quad core and the premium looks make of the Iconia A700 one of the best Android tablets this year.

To wrap it up, the Iconia A700 is not the best tablet ever created (right now the New iPad is), but as a prototype is absolutely great and I can’t wait to see the final retail product!