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
||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
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
|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
||9800 mAh lithium polymer battery
||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.