The Acer Iconia A700 Tab offers a 10.1" display, 1920 x 1200 resolution and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. So is it worth the price tag? Matt Mira and Paul Scheer find out on Gadget Pr0n.
What You Need To Know
The Acer Iconia A700 Tab is the first 10.1" Android tablet to boast a 1080p display.
This is a nice piece of hardware that looks almost exactly like the Acer 510.
It's a lot more widescreen than the iPad and kind of has a 16 x 9 design, so holding it vertically can feel a little odd.
There is a textured rubbery back, which is good for grip but also makes the device feel a little hollow and somewhat cheap.
The micro HDMI out and the micro SD slots are on the side.
The Acer Iconia A700 Tab comes with 32 GB of internal storage, so you probably don't need to expand that.
The top features the volume rocker and a screen lock switch.
The stereo speakers on the bottom are pretty good but a lot tinier than the iPad speakers.
The 10.1" screen has a 1920x1200 resolution, which is still pretty high (but not in Retina Display numbers).
The color reproduction is really good, which makes it one of the better screens we've seen on an Android tablet.
Viewing angles are good for not being IPS but not at 180 degrees.
It does have a lot of glare but the screen brightness is good.
However, the touch screen is a little bit laggy.
More often than not, we found that we had to hit the screen 2 or 3 times to launch something.
The A700 has a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, which made the tablet pretty fast.
This tablet runs all the latest tech, including Android 4.0.
Ice Cream Sandwich really shines on this device.
Hopefully, the Tab will be one of the devices to receive the update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
There are standard Acer overlays on here, like the launch ring.
Opening apps and switching between tasks are a breeze and games run very smoothly.
The quality of the 5 megapixel camera on the back and the front 1 megapixel camera was just okay.
The camera looks worse than it actually is because the image is being scaled up on the screen.
It will look much grainier than it does in its native resolution.
The battery life gets you a little over 8 hours of life, which is an hour less than the iPad and down about 2 hours from the Iconia 510.
This makes it not the best tablet battery on the market, but certainly not the worst.