Acer teases 1080p Iconia Tab tablet; AcerCloud announced

Acer is making a number of announcements today on the eve of the official start of CES 2012 in Las Vegas. At a press conference today, the company quickly revealed plans for an upcoming tablet that will be the first, or at least the first announced, to have a 1080p resolution display.

Engadget reports that Acer only revealed that the tablet, named the Iconia Tab, would be based on Android (presumably 4.0) and have NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad core processor inside. There's no other word yet on any other details, including pricing or a release date.

In related news, Acer also announced at CES 2012 plans to launch AcerCloud. This competitor to Apple's iCloud service will allow both pictures and documents to be synced up via the cloud service.

In a statement Acer said:

AcerCloud makes it easy to take photos on a smartphone while on the go, and then view them on a main PC at home or in the office, without the delay and complication of manually transferring files. It also allows users to purchase a movie from an all-in-one PC, and then watch it on a tablet or smartphone on a train or airplane

The service will support Android at first with Windows support coming at some time in the future. The AcerCloud client will be bundled with all of Acer's PCs starting sometime in the second quarter of 2012. There's no word if Acer plans to charge for the service.

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coth said,
it's acer a700. not really 1080p, little bit larger - wuxga. and it's pretty big disappointment - it has no USB and it has no SD card reader. so i'm more looking on Lenovo K2 instead, which is almost same, except it has USB port.

and it's been reviewed half a month ago
http://www.neowin.net/forum/to...cer-iconia-tab-a700-reviews

Saying it has 'no USB' and 'no SD card reader' is disingenuous and misleading. THose are hardly deal breakers given that it's a tablet and not a laptop. 'Big disappointment' based solely on those two things is rather petty.

coth said,
it's acer a700. not really 1080p, little bit larger - wuxga. and it's pretty big disappointment - it has no USB and it has no SD card reader. so i'm more looking on Lenovo K2 instead, which is almost same, except it has USB port.

and it's been reviewed half a month ago
http://www.neowin.net/forum/to...cer-iconia-tab-a700-reviews

If you look at Verge, they have a photo of the FCC sticker, and it says A520. Not A700.

Allan® said,
If you look at Verge, they have a photo of the FCC sticker, and it says A520. Not A700.

Yet Verge itself calls it A700. It will be sold as A700. A520 is a codename.

Tweaky Nippleton said,

Saying it has 'no USB' and 'no SD card reader' is disingenuous and misleading. THose are hardly deal breakers given that it's a tablet and not a laptop. 'Big disappointment' based solely on those two things is rather petty.


It is highly important for many people. Not everyone needs it just as a top for internet only. If you look around the internet for opinions about asus prime - a LOT of people do not see it as a potential purchase, because lack of USB. And now with iPad 3 (QXGA), Acer A700 and Lenovo K2 (WUXGA) lots of people won't consider buying asus prime because it has poor display.

Some Lenovo K2 reviews emerges over internet. Additionally to USB it also has SD card reader

coth said,

It is highly important for many people. Not everyone needs it just as a top for internet only. If you look around the internet for opinions about asus prime - a LOT of people do not see it as a potential purchase, because lack of USB. And now with iPad 3 (QXGA), Acer A700 and Lenovo K2 (WUXGA) lots of people won't consider buying asus prime because it has poor display.

Some Lenovo K2 reviews emerges over internet. Additionally to USB it also has SD card reader

The Acer has USB and SD. Saying it doesn't is, again, incredibly misleading and disingenuous. Mini, micro, or full size doesn't make much of a difference for what you are arguing. They are still USB/SD/HDMI. Quit saying it doesn't have them, because it's just not true.

wrack said,
+1 on waiting for Windows version. The current tabs are darn expensive, at least in Australia.
Depends, if your referring to the Windows 7 based one then yeah it's very expensive but the Android ones aren't so bad. I picked up a 16Gb A500 for ~AUD$100 less then a 16Gb iPad 2 which I thought was pretty reasonable.

daniel_rh said,
I'll wait for the Windows version and the price :-D

there will be no windows 8 version of a700. because arm windows is more than a year away. by then there will be android 6 based acer tablets, let's call it A1100 (leaving A900 for Android 5:))

coth said,
there will be no windows 8 version of a700. because arm windows is more than a year away.

Got any source of that?