Acer Unveils Quad-Core 1080p A700 Tablet

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Acer has just unveiled its latest Iconia Tab which will feature a quad-core Tegra 3 chip and a Full HD 1080p resolution screen which will begin shipping in Q2 2012.

While the company refused to officially name the device, the name A700 appeared on the settings menu on device itself. The tablet was unveiled at the Acer press conference this afternoon at CES in Las Vegas. While the unit on show was only a pre-production model we were able to glean some information about the tablet.

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It will come with a 1920×1080 10.1in display which is not IPS according to an Acer spokesperson but is a technology which is on a par with IPS. From our brief time looking at the tablet the screen certainly seemed excellent but we’ll have to wait until we get some proper hands-on time with it before we make a final judgement.

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The tablet, which is 9.8mm thick, will feature the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich and is powered by the quad-core Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. There will be some Acer UI customisation on top of ICS including the Acer Ring launcher menu.

The tablet will have up to 64GB of storage and this will be expandable via a microSD card slot. There will be a HDMI port and Bluetooth support as well as front and rear cameras.
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Obviously Acer will be selling the A700 on the Full HD screen and showed off a clip from Transformers: Dark of the Moon to show what it can do. We remain skeptical as to whether or not 1080p will make much of a difference but we’ll be getting some proper hands on time with the A700 in the coming days.
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No pricing or specific release dates have been announced yet but we’ll be looking to get some more info on these from Acer too.

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