Acer announced a new tablet today called the Iconia Tab A700, and it’s already up for pre-order in the US and Canada for $449 from Acer, and is expected to ship by the end of June.
What makes the Acer Iconia A700 unique is the fact it is one of the first 10″ Android tablets to have a 1080p HD display with a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1200.
Most other 10″ tablets have 1280 x 800 or 1024 x 600 pixel resolution screens. With 1920 x 1200, you are getting 55% more pixels than a 1280 x 800 screen. That gives images better details and makes text a lot sharper and more defined.
High-res screens like this make for great ereaders because the text is so clear and crisp, even super-tiny text. The new iPad was the first tablet to come with a higher resolution screen. It has a resolution of 2048 x 1536. That’s better than the Iconia Tab A700 by about 40 pixels per inch. It will be interesting to see if that makes much of a difference, probably not.
What’s strange about the new Iconia A700 is that, aside from the high-res screen, it’s pretty much exactly the same as the Acer Iconia A510 that was just released back in April. Even the price is the same. So why would anyone choose to buy the A510 instead? Makes no sense.
Here are the specs for the Acer Iconia A700:
- Android 4.0 Operating System (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core Mobile Processor (1.3GHz) – Super 4-Plus-1 quad core with 5th battery-saver core
- Ultra low power (ULP) high-performance 12-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU
- 32GB internal storage
- 1GB DDR2 memory
- MicroSD memory slot up to 32GB (SDHC 2.0 compatible)
- 10.1″ Full HD multitouch 1080p display
- WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- 5MP rear-facing camera with auto focus; Front-facing 1MP HD camera
- G-sensor, E-compass, L-sensor, Gyro-meter
- Ports: Micro USB 2.0, Micro-HDMI, 3.5mm Combo Jack
- Size: 10.2″(L) x 6.9″ (D) x 0.43″ (H)
- Weight: 665g (23.5 ounces)