Acer Iconia Tab A700 With HD 1080p Display Review - HotHardware

Acer Iconia Tab A700 With HD 1080p Display Review

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Apple upped the ante in the tablet market with its Retina display found in the third-generation iPad, which offers a resolution of 2048x1536. Since then, some Android tablet manufacturers have followed suit by increasing screen resolution and providing a better display overall. Acer's latest Iconia Tab A700 is one such tablet that aims to deliver a more vibrant display than the majority of Android-based tablets on the market today.

The Iconia Tab A700 features a 1080p Full HD Display with 1920 x 1200 resolution. Although the resolution isn't quite as high as the latest iPad's display, it's very vibrant and colorful, and the resolution is plenty high for such a small screen. In addition to a great new display, the A700 also features a long battery life that Acer claims will last for up to 10.5 hours of video playback. Of course, we'll put the A700's battery through our standard test in the coming pages to see how it really compares to others on the market.


In addition to focusing on a high-quality display, Acer put a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-plus-one-core processor as well as 1GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard flash storage in this tablet. The tablet also features a microSD card slot as well as an HDMI port for sharing content with other devices.

The Acer Iconia Tab A700 In Action

Acer Iconia Tab A700
Specifications & Features

Operating System
Android 4.0.4
10.1-inch Full HD multitouch 1080p display (1920 x 1200 resolution)
1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core Mobile Processor / Super 4-Plus-1 quad core with 5th battery-saver core
Internal Storage
Wireless Connectivity
802.11b/g/n wireless
Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
Standalone GPS and GLONASS

1MP Front-facing webcam
5MP Camera with Auto focus

Dolby Mobile 3 (upgradable to Dolby Mobile 3+)
Dual analog microphone
Stereo speakers

Ports and Expansion
microSD memory slot
Micro USB 2.0
3.5mm Combo Jack (Headphone/Speaker)

G-sensor, E-compass, L-sensor, Gyro-meter
10.2 x 6.9 x 0.43 inches
1.47 lbs.

9800 mAh lithium polymer battery
Battery Life
up to 10.5 hours of video playback
or nearly 8 hours of web-surfing



Other multimedia features of the A700 include a 5MP rear-facing camera, 1MP fixed-focused front-facing camera, and Dolby Mobile 3 with 5.1-channel home theater surround sound capabilities.

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That thing runs HOT, and I do mean HOT! I had one, and while the screen is nice the heat issues were just too bad to ignore, I went to a Galaxy Note 10.1 and haven't looked back. It's a shame, because the A700 is a great tablet overall.

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That thing is dog slow compared to other tablets, even older tablets (with much lower specs) running on older versions of android, barely usable on day to day usage, doesn't always respond to touch, even for simple things like typing and opening programs... I returned mine, thanks Acer!

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These comments are NOT VALID ANYMORE!

In respect to heat and lagging, there were already improvements with the software update from end of July. (I have the tablet since July.)

But now the A700 has Android 4.1 JELLY BEAN, and it's FAST, VERY RESPONSIVE and DOESN'T RUN HOT!

The problems were only software related, not hardware related.

The device can really be recommended, especially because of the display and the bang one gets for the buck!

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I'll bet it cost a lot less then the Ipad 3 and with what hasenbein said looks like they fixed their problems.

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I have had this tablet since November and the improvements as a result of upgrading to JB are phenomenal. Much less heat in the back lower right corner than there was before. It is speedy and smooth and the display is beautiful. Plenty bright even in full sunlight, but that is with brightness set at max.

I was going to have it rooted and install a custom ROM, but really, with GO Launcher installed, it is as user friendly as I could want. Comes with Polaris Office installed, which is great for editing MS Office files. It also has a bit of bloatware (what tab doesn't?) but it is minimal and not intrusive at all compared to other tabs.

I didn't like the music software on it, but I got something I like for free on Google Play. Overall, I am very pleased with it.

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