Very recently we reviewed the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T, the first Full HD Android tablet. Acer was quick to follow with their first Full HD tablet, called the Iconia Tab A700. We tested the 10.1-inch tablet to find out what you get for a bit less than £400.
We can be brief with our description of the exterior, as it's identical to that of the recently reviewed Acer Iconia Tab A510. You could even say that Acer only upgraded the display from HD to Full HD, and left the rest for what it is. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as we really liked the case of the A510, which was an evolution of the A200. The chassis of the A700 feels solid and fits nicely in your hand. That sturdiness does translate to a comparatively high weight of 672 grams, which again is in line with the A510.
All of the connectors are in the same location as on the A510. When you hold the tablet horizontally (in landscape mode), the on/off button is on the top left side, with right below it the 3.5 mm headphone jack. On the right side there is a microSD slot under a small cover, and a SIM card slot. The latter is not used here, but probably will be in later models. There is also an HDMI 1.4 connector, which makes it possible to play back 3D footage on a compatible TV. On the top on the left you'll find the volume keys, and the slide for locking the auto-orientation feature of the display. On the bottom you'll see a micro USB connector, that can be turned into a host connector with the bundled adapter.
The display has a very bezel and front-facing 1 MP camera that's slightly off-centre. The reason for this is the 5 MP camera on the back that does sit in the middle, so most likely there just wasn't enough space to have to cameras in the same central location. The same was true on the A510. It does look a bit off with the Acer logo that is centered on the bottom.