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Acer Iconia Tab A700 debuts overseas ahead of UK release

The Iconia Tab A700 from Acer is available to buy for very first time this week, as American and Canadian eyes are treated to the sharp 1080p display just weeks before the slate is expected reach British shores.

The impressive full HD resolution is flaunted on a 10.1in screen, making the visual element of the A700 one of its major draws. Prospects for gamers and video watchers are further boosted by its NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, which is supplemented by a fifth battery saving core - extending life of the high-powered tab to up to 10.5 hours.

Acer's new tab runs Android's slick Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, has a 5 megapixel rear camera, 1GB of DDR2 RAM and 32GB built-in memory with a microSD card slot for expansion.

Pre-sale of the A700 began yesterday in the US and Canada at $449.99 - indicating a price tag around the £320 mark to be placed on the product when its UK release is made official.

"Consumers have embraced their tablets as a mobile hub for their daily lives, and the full HD display on the Acer A700 will give customers a fresh new perspective on the apps, games and digital media they enjoy," said Paul Tayar, director of product marketing for connected devices at Acer America. "Customers looking for a no-compromise tablet will get the features and performance they want in the new Acer A700."

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