Acer Iconia Tab A700 Review

By Dan Seifert on August 10, 2012, 1:17 AM

The Iconia Tab A700 is Acer's latest update to its Android tablet line-up. Featuring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a quad-core processor, the A700's claim to fame is its new 1920 x 1200 pixel, full HD display.

The Acer Iconia Tab A700 should look familiar to anyone who has seen or used a 10-inch Android tablet before. The standard slate design measures 259mm x 175.2mm x 10.9in (10.2in x 6.9in x 0.43in) and weighs 1.47lbs. The tablet's dimensions and 16:10 aspect ratio display lend it much more to use in landscape orientation than in portrait -- something that is frequently said about 10-inch Android tablets.

The A700's 1920 x 1200 pixel display easily qualifies as full HD, offering a pixel density of 224PPI. While not quite as high as the Apple iPad's 264PPI, the A700's resolution is plenty dense enough for my eyes and it is a struggle to see any individual pixels. Needless to say, it's a considerable step up from the 1280 x 800 pixel displays Acer used on the A500 and A510.

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MilwaukeeMike said:

Ahh... and here we see why Acer just got their undies in a bundle over Microsoft building it's own tablet. If you're getting into iPad price range, it better be nice and smooth to use.

Sounds like this thing could benefit from Android 4.1, I wonder why it doesn't have it.

Guest said:

I think its needs Android 4.1 and Tegra3+. At that resolution it definitely needs more power.

Guest said:

Many thanks for the review! I've had my eye on this tab since the start of the year. Mainly for quad core and high res screen. I've since gotten the iPad 3, so the res isn't that impressive. And due to the poor performance of the Tegra 3 CPU, under-clocking, and small amount of RAM it's one Tab to avoid. Seems like you need a quad core to run Android well at 1280x800 and an oct-core to run it at higher res. Perhaps the Tegra 4 or 5 with 2gb RAM...

Guest said:

Oooh! Will there be an "W700" Windows version as well? I have to say, I do love my Win7 Acer Iconia W500 Tab!!

Guest said:

^^^ Looking forward to the W700 tab too, with 3 USB ports(at least one 3.0 port) a faster GPU, better battery life, upgradeable, better use of the screen space (aka bigger screen same size frame), built in stylus, better keyboard with bluetooth.

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