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Acer shows off quad-core Iconia Tab with 1080p display

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Acer shows off quad-core Iconia Tab with 1080p display
It was something that we expected to see soon enough, and Acer is bringing the fire with a new Iconia Tab that will feature a 1080p display, not to mention the quad-core Tegra 3 processor. We had seen leaked pics of this Iconia A700 tablet just before the new year, but this is the first time we've seen it turned on, and it's looking pretty good. 

During Acer's presentation today, VP of products Campbell Kan came on stage to show off the A700, but the reveal was incredibly quick, just one video and that was it. We're hoping to have some hands-on video for you soon enough. However, the tablet is pretty much what we expected from leaked info. It's got a 10" IPS display with a crazy 1920x1200 resolution, the quad-core Tegra 3 clocked at 1.3 GHz, and the usual bells and whistles like Bluetooth, microSD card slot and HDMI port. The tab is a bit thick at about 9.8mm. 

It will also ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and is expected to be released in Q2 of 2012. From what we've seen, it looks like the tab is running stock Android, but does have custom widgets, but we do need to confirm that. 

Acer shows off quad-core Iconia Tab with 1080p display
Acer shows off quad-core Iconia Tab with 1080p display

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posted on 08 Jan 2012, 19:41 1

1. Justsadd (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

ban it..like samsung galaxy tab 10.1

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 02:21 1

12. cheetah2k (Posts: 1735; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

If you're justsadd, then take an Android chill pill. Thats sure to make you justhappy :-D

posted on 08 Jan 2012, 19:49 2

3. timshady337 (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Nov 2009)

when it hits the market, i will definitely buy! Quad core and 1080p ips. What more do you need?

posted on 08 Jan 2012, 20:06

4. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


posted on 08 Jan 2012, 22:46 2

11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

eh its better to wait for the revised version of the very first one.. cough xoom..

i think samsung/apple will make a better tablet with around the same specs

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 06:47

15. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Keyboard like the Asus Transformer and Windows 8 so that you can play games from Steam.

posted on 08 Jan 2012, 20:08 4

5. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I'm tired of these tablets, the technology is here, full on portable tablet pc's are here. My next tablet will be a full on PC, I'm tired of running iphone apps on an Ipad, and the transformer didnt impress me much, THE TECHNOLOGY IS HERE!!! I WANT A REAL COMPUTER, WITH REAL PROGRAMS, NOT crAPPS! I'm tired of compromising, now i don't have too. Look at the samsung series 7 business slates, thats what i'm talking about, take it home, plug the hdmi cable in, sync my FULL SIZED bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and use my COMPUTER.
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posted on 15 Jan 2012, 12:47

18. P-YWS (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

If real computer is what you are looking for, not the expensive toy-like (capable of mission-specific business apps also) media tablet, wait till the end of this year after the launch of Windows 8. It offers two mode: apps mode and computer desktop mode. They won't be cheaper than these media tablets. But, they can run scientific simulation, EDA, business software, ... and apps also. In my humble opinion, these Win8 tablets should be a real gem.

posted on 08 Jan 2012, 20:37

6. ChafedBanana (Posts: 394; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

I want my semislug which by the way when I try and Swype thinks I'm trying to spell android. :-)

posted on 08 Jan 2012, 22:01

9. Leodrade (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)

Sure there are tablets that are a lot thinner but 9.8mm is not thick at all

posted on 08 Jan 2012, 22:45 2

10. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

Either it's 1920x1200, or it's 1920x1080. It can't be both.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 02:32

13. timshady337 (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Nov 2009)

the resolution is 1920x1200. so it can handle 1080p video. it is 16x10 not 16x9 format that would have been 1920x1080.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 04:46

14. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

1080"p" is a term used for video resolutions, not display size. The term for 1920x1080 display resolutions is "FullHD", though it seems these days it can be applied to display sizes as short forms.

Being 1920x1200 doesn't mean it can "handle" 1080p video, that really depends on what GPU(and to a MUCH smaller extent, CPU and RAM). With a decent GPU, you CAN render 1080p videos onto much smaller screen sizes(e.g. 320x240), but all that extra detail is wasted. Similarly, if your GPU can't render 1080p videos at real-time, you can't smoothly play them even on 1920x1200 displays.

Though frankly I'm confused as to what the poster actually means in this article, too.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 07:36 1

16. timshady337 (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Nov 2009)

i was trying to explain that the aspect ratio of the display is 16x10 therefore the resolution is capable of rendering 1080p video. it would be capable of 1200p but most movies are in 16x9 aspect ratio making the resolution 1080p.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 08:18

17. baaam (Posts: 61; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


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