Acer reveals the Iconia Tab A700: 1080p screen, quad-core Tegra 3 processor and Ice Cream Sandwich

That leak we saw last week was indeed the upcoming Acer Iconia Tab A700 tablet. Outfitted with a gorgeous 1080p screen (1920×1080 resolution), a 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 processor and Ice Cream Sandwich, it is certainly excellent competition to the just-launched Asus Transformer Prime.

Acer held a press conference this afternoon in Las Vegas, among the first of CES 2012 (in fact, the official start to the conference isn’t until Tuesday morning) and, among its ultrabook offerings was the yet-unnamed Android tablet. We can, however, corroborate the A700 name, though we won’t know until it officially launches sometime in Q2 2012.

Though the company plans to keep its Android skin pretty simple, it will come with Acer Ring, a widget that is accessible from the lock screen to launch a custom list of apps (think Sense 3.0, only prettier).

We will have a hands-on with the sleek 9.8mm tablet, which looks far better in photos than the first-generation Acer fare. In the meantime, check out some photos from our friends at The Verge.

Source: The Verge