Acer Iconia Tab A700 has High-res 1920 x 1200 Screen

Acer Iconia Tab A700

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)

8 Responses to “Acer Iconia Tab A700 has High-res 1920 x 1200 Screen”

  1. Looks like a great tablet. Do you hear good things about Acer products?

    • I haven’t heard anything bad about Acer products. I have an Acer laptop that has served me well over the years. A lot folks use to advise me to review the original Iconia A500 because they really liked it, but I never handled it but a few times at the store.

      As for battery life, I was wondering that as well. Acer claims the A510 gets up to 13 hours, and they say the same for the A700. Now adding 55% more pixels has to do something to that number unless they fattened up the battery like Apple did with the new iPad.

  2. I think the A700 will have a much worse battery life.

  3. Samuel Willians June 14, 2012 at 8:14 am

    The A510 has the Olympic rings logo on the back,one
    would consider it a collector’s item. SW

  4. I pre ordered mine from amazon and I got mine today. I do not like it at all. It is extremely hot, the keyboard is slow to respond and the battery does not seem to be lasting long…not to mention it has a missing pixel. I am extremely disappointed as the specs on paper sounding exciting. I had been using the galaxy 2 for the last month, and while it does lack in some of the features, I am much happier with it.

    • The new iPad gets really hot too with the brightness turned all the way up, a side effect of all the extra pixels. I mostly keep it under 50% unless I’m outside and it stays cool.

      You are right, Shaleen. It’s supposed to be grams. Acer just did it oddly in the specs saying 0.665kg and I wasn’t paying close enough attention.

  5. Nathan

    I assume you mean 665g as the weight.

    Keep up the posts. Informative,to-the-point and something I’ve come to rely upon. I bought my reader after seeing your detailed reviews.


  6. Hi Nathan

    I have been using Acer laptops for many years.

    But for my first tablet, I’m looking forward to a 7″ tablet, something like the Asus Eee Pad Memo 370T

    Thanks for your reviews. Your website is almost like a treasure-trove of info, all compiled in one location.