Acer tried to keep the name under wraps, but we found it on the device itself: the title of the company's all-new quad-core tablet is the Iconia Tab A700. It's the same super-specced device we saw leak out a week ago, meaning 1920 x 1200 resolution, quad-core Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, and Ice Cream Sandwich as the shipping OS. The A700 is expected to ship in the second quarter of 2012.
The new slate will come with Bluetooth support, a microSD card slot, HDMI port, and a few of Acer's software customizations. One of them is the Acer Ring, a circular launcher menu that lets you access specific apps straight from the lock screen. I also spotted a couple of homescreen widgets, though this is still broadly Android 4.0. The gallery and camera apps, for example, look like their stock iterations.
The Tab A700 is surprisingly light for its size. Its 9.8mm thickness isn't competitive with the slimmest tablets out, but it generally feels great in the hand, so I won't complain. It was tough in the brief time we had with the 1080p display to discern how much of a difference it makes, though Acer had a 1080p movie clip preloaded to show the processor's more than capable of handling the load.