Summary: We've reviewed a handful of Acer tablets in the last year or so, and the conclusion for every one seems to be a resounding shrug. 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.
Pros: Excellent display, Solid performance, Software tweaks are actually useful
Cons: Drab design, Poor cameras, Not enough tablet apps available
Conclusion: Like the A510 and A200 before it, Acer has built another solid tablet, but only for those willing to sacrifice a bit on style, weight, and size. It runs Android 4.0 and has good processing power, but it’s heavier and bulkier than what we’re now seeing from most manufacturers and the interface feels a bit slow at times. It’s a solid tablet, but doesn’t stand out from the crowd.
Pros: Has a rear camera, full-size USB port, microSD support, Runs Android 4.0, Fast quad-core processor
Cons: Overheating issues, Interface feels laggy at times, No full USB port, Heavier and fatter than the iPad 3, Android tablet apps lag behind iPad, 10.1 inches is a bit too big
Excerpt: The Acer Iconia Tab A700 is, in a lot of ways, kind of like a big brother to the old Acer Iconia Tab A510. If you put both of these devices side by side, you’d probably find it extremely difficult to spot the differences between the two—because there are hardly any. In fact, the A700 carries over much of the same hardware found in the Acer Iconia Tab A510.
Conclusion: The Acer Iconia Tab A700 is a competent tablet that shows off what Android can do well, but in some key respects it feels like a test run at a top-end tablet rather than the real deal. Its screen is impressive in most respect, but the design and the poor cameras make it feel like it doesn't quite belong at the top of the tree where it has set up shop.
Pros: Strong display, Expandable memory, Video output
Conclusion: Acer’s Iconia Tab A700 boasts a sharp Full HD 10.1-inch screen, which makes movies look fantastic. It may be a chunky, weighty tablet, and there’s the occasional bout of slowdown despite the powerful quad-core processor, but if you want to play games or check out movies on the go, the Iconia Tab A700 is a worthy option
Pros: Sharp Full HD screen, tons of storage space, long battery life
Conclusion: Blips aside, you'll have no problem using the A700 for movies, working or browsing and it's well served with ports with microSD, microUSB and microHDMI. So if a good screen is your priority and your budget won't stretch to the Infinity it's your best option.