High Resolution on an Android Tablet: Acer Iconia A700 Unboxing (Video)

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Up until now, Android tablets have been stuck with relatively low screen resolutions. Most are 1024×768, and at best you see tablets with 1280×800 resolution. With resolutions such as these, pixels are big enough to where you can see individual pixels if you look closely. The new iPad showed us what happens when you shrink the size of each pixel (and add more of them): the results are transformative as content can look printed-on the display.


Acer is first out of the gate to launch an Android 4.0 tablet with a higher screen resolution. The Acer Iconia A700 packs 1920×1200 pixels, granting it a DPI of 224, which is not a far cry from the iPad’s 2048×1536 263 DPI display. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which has a mere 149 DPI display, you can understand why we’re excited by what Acer has brought to the table.

Not only that, the A700 has plenty of power with a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU with 1GB of RAM, plus 32GB of storage.

Right now you can get an A700 for around $500 direct from Acer. Only a WiFi version is available at this time. More coming soon on the Iconia Tab A700!

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.