The Acer Iconia Tab A700 is one of the first Andorid tablets to feature a 1080p HD display. Actually, with a 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel screen, it kind of has a 1200p display, but the bottom few pixels will be occupied by the Android status bar most of the time.
The Iconia Tab A700 features a 1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, and a microSDHC card slot for extra space. It runs Google Android 4.0.
Acer says the tablet should get up to 13 hours of battery life, depending on how you use it.
Ports include a micro HDMI output, micro USB port, and headset jack.
It can handle 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1, features an HD front-facing camera for video chat and a 5MP rear camera with auto-focus for snapping photos.
Acer isn’t the first company to ship a tablet with a high resolution display. Apple’s latest iPad has a 9.7 inch “retina” display with 2048 x 1536 pixels. In other words, it’s even sharper than the A700 screen, but I bet you’d have a hard time seeing the difference unless you pressed your nose against the glass screen.
Apple’s tablet also has a higher starting price of $499 for a 16GB model, making Acer’s 32GB tablet $50 cheaper.