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Acer teases tablet with highest screen resolution yet

At its press conference, Acer briefly showed off its next-generation tablet sporting a native 1080p screen.

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Acer briefly teased its unnamed Iconia Tab tablet Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas. Josh Lowensohn/CNET

LAS VEGAS--Not content to rest on the laurels of its recently announced A200, Acer today unveiled a new Iconia Tab tablet, featuring a screen resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels (1080p).

Typically, tablet screen resolutions top out at 1,280x800 pixels, but thanks to the faster speed of quad-core processors (Acer didn't reveal which quad-core CPU the new tablet would be using), look for high-res screens like this (and even higher) to become a trend over the next year.

The success of these new devices, however, will depend on the quantity and quality of apps that actually take advantage of the advanced quad-core architecture. If we don't see tons of games that actually push the limits of graphical fidelity on the Android platform and if when using these powerful devices, we don't actually feel a huge difference in speed, it won't matter how fast the processors are on paper. The proof will, as they say, be in the pudding. Hopefully Acer and its partners are on top of this.

No other info, including price, date, or additional features were announced, but hopefully we'll get our grubby hands on details soon.