Acer Iconia Tab series
Acer Iconia Tab series

As the start of the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) draws closers, the speculation over the computer tablets expected to be unveiled is increasing.

Rumors over details of the Acer Iconia Tab A500's successor are surfacing and the Tab A700 is apparently all set to clash with ASUS' Transformer Prime and Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 for top honours.

The Tab A700 has been reportedly spotted in Russia, along with photographs and a list of specifications. According to these reports, it is powered by the famed 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 processor built on the NVIDIA chipset. A vivid 10.1-inch full HD display (1920x 1200 pixels resolution), a 5 megapixel camera, a micro USB port, a SIM card slot and a micro HDMI connector constitute its key specifications. The tablet is a tad heavier than the Galaxy Tab, weighing in at 650 grams and, if these early reports are to be trusted, the battery can deliver a decent 10 hours of back-up on the go.

Finally, although there is still no word on its operating system, the A700 is expected to get the Ice Cream Sandwich update soon after its release.

Incidentally, while the tablet is expected to be launched at CES 2012, it may not find a market release until March or April.