MWC 2012: Acer Iconia Tab A700 Full HD Tablet Exposed

ASUS is not the only company with a tablet whose screen supports 1,920 x 1,200 pixels

Where it once used to be, at best, skeptical of the tablet sector's chances of success, Acer has turned into one of its primary promoters, as its exhibition at MWC 2012 proves.

Acer has been going through some rough times, but about two years of financial decline are finally nearing their end, so the company wants to start anew, so to speak.

Since the Mobile World Congress was a perfect opportunity to show off a bit, the company, naturally, secured a spot there.

One of the products our colleagues spotted there is the Iconia Tab A700 slate, powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC.

One might be tempted to dismiss it as just another Android tablet, but they will change their tune once they read the spec sheet.

Basically, this is one of the very few and very new products of this type that sport a full HD LCD (liquid crystal display).

Indeed, the native resolution of the 10.1-inch screen is 1,920 x 1,200 pixels.

In other words, the only potential rival that the Iconia Tab A700 has to worry about is the ASUS Transformer Pad infinity (our hands-on gallery of it is here).

Of course, even at this Full HD resolution, the small display panel is not adequate when more than one or two people want to enjoy a film or something of that sort.

As such, Acer implemented an HDMI output with dual display support, plus HDMI to VGA output support (for projectors).

Other assets that Acer saw fit to include in the spec sheet are Dolby Mobile 3+ audio with premium 5.1 HD output, microUSB, microSD card slot (up to 32GB) and two webcams (5MP on the back, HD on the front).

Finally, the device runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and can last for up to 11.5 hours on a single battery charge. Hopefully, the prices of the three versions (16GB/32GB/64GB) will be lower than the ones we learned of back in January (between 549 EUR / $719 and 749 EUR / $981 US).

Note: Fellow editors Cosmin Vasile and Sorin Nita are on the floor at the 2012 MWC show and are keeping us posted with pictures and live reports on the latest product previews and launches.


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