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TABLET WARS: iPad 3 vs. Acer Iconia Tab A700

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Acer’s Iconia A700 Tab is leading the pack in the Android market, but will it win the tablet war against the mighty iPad 3? Kipp puts them head-to-head to lock horns for a tough fight.

 
Display
 

iPad 3

The iPad 3 has a slightly smaller LED-backlit multi-touch, high-resolution Retina Display screen with In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology. The retina display is what sets the iPad apart from other tablets. It offers higher resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels with a pixel density of 264 pixels per inch. This definitely works to our benefit.

Editor's Score 1

Acer Iconia Tab A700

The 10.1-inch HD 1080p LED backlit display of Acer Iconia Tab A700 offers a high resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The 16:10 screen display ratio gives 178-degree viewing angles with 224 pixels per inch of pixel density. Although, the Acer Iconia A700 is the first Android tablet with full HD screen, its display is only second to the unbeatable retina display of iPad 3.

Editor's Score 0
 
VS

iPad 3

The 662g iPad is 9.5 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches but the Wi-Fi model weighs 10g less and much lighter than the A700. Clearly, we are in favour of the iPad 3.

Editor's Score 1

Acer Iconia Tab A700

The 665g Tab A700 is 10.2 x 6.9 x 0.43 inches, which makes it quite longer and narrower than iPad 3. Overall, it is quite decent but not impressive.

Editor's Score 0
 
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iPad 3

Apple's iOS - v5.1 powers the iPad3. Although we cannot compare much in this aspect; the reason being the difference in the sphere of operating systems in both the tablets, we are with iPad 3 for its efficiency.

Editor's Score 1

Acer Iconia Tab A700

The Iconia Tab A700 runs Google Android 4.0 software (Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)), and needs some improvements in the way it works, but Kipp hates the glitched-out system lockscreen shortcuts.

Editor's Score 0
 
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iPad 3

The new iPad 3 has plenty of power with a dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed chip with quad-core graphics and 1GB of RAM. The iPad 3 wins our vote on this one.

Editor's Score 1

Acer Iconia Tab A700

The Iconia Tab A700 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 mobile processor and has 1GB of RAM, which is equally good.

Editor's Score 1
 
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Camera
 

iPad 3

The iPad also features a five megapixel iSight camera in the front, with auto-focus, Backlight illumination, Tap-to-Focus and Face Detection, all for photographs and HD video recording at 1080p and 30 fps, with stereo audio. It also has the same Face Time VGA-quality front camera that you can find in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. Barring the VGA-quality front facing camera, Kipp loves everything about the camera quality in iPad 3. Hence, we are with iPad 3.

Editor's Score 1

Acer Iconia Tab A700

The Iconia Tab A700 comes with a five megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus but lacking a flash. This can capture videos at 1080p and 30 frames second (fps). The tablet also has a HD front-facing camera of a single megapixel sensor, which can capture video at 720p.

Editor's Score 0
 
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Storage
 

iPad 3

The new iPad comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions but does not support microSD cards, which is a huge letdown by Apple.

Editor's Score 0

Acer Iconia Tab A700

The Iconia Tab A700 comes with 32GB flash storage option with expandable memory storage, and offers a microSD card slot with additional space for 64GB.

Editor's Score 1
 
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iPad 3

The new iPad is powered by a built-in 42.5 watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. The new iPad's battery can provide for up to 9 hours of web surfing, watching videos and listening to music and 10 hours with the 4G LTE (wireless communication) turned off.

Editor's Score 1

Acer Iconia Tab A700

The Iconia Tab A700 is powered by a 9800mAh battery Acer claims the battery lasts for 10.5 hours of video playback and about eight hours with Wi-Fi switched on, which isn’t bad at all. You can get an entire day’s use from the device on a single charge. Also, the device gets warm with light usage and hot when used for playing games or watching movies. This clearly is a deal-breaker.

Editor's Score 0
 
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Price
 

iPad 3

A 16GB Apple iPad can easily set you back $500 and the 32GB and 64G models will cost even more.

Editor's Score 0

Acer Iconia Tab A700

The Iconia A700 Tab is way cheaper than iPad3. The 32GB model cost $449, which is $50 and $150 less than the 16GB and the 32GB iPad 3 respectively. Here we take the budget route and give a thumbs-up to Acer.

Editor's Score 1
 
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iPad 3

Editor's Score 6

Acer Iconia Tab A700

Editor's Score 3
 
VS

We are quite impressed with the A700 but it is not ‘quite’ enough to get Kipp excited about the idea of buying the tab. Although Acer’s A700 Tab is a new leader in the Android market, it hasn’t excelled Apple, but it is at this moment offering a close competition to the iPad3 in specifications.

 

3 Comments

  1. MOHAMED YOUSSOUF on July 14, 2012 7:03 pm

    Ipad 3 is wonderful tablet

     
  2. ipad 3 uk on August 20, 2012 3:52 pm

    the new iPad, Apple has began to air a brand new Television commercial for that device.
    The ad focuses about the iPads new

     
  3. Paulino Abad Martín on January 3, 2013 4:53 am

    nevertheless, prefer the ACER

     

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