Acer Iconia Tab A700 surprised everyone at CES 2012, as one of the first 1080p slates on the market, with a quad core CPU. This device runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and should hit the market with a price tag of $719, at least in Germany, according to local website Tablet Test.

This price tag applies to the entry level 16GB version of the device, but there will also be a 64GB unit with a $981 price. Acer Iconia Tab A700 uses a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 1.3 GHz processor, HDMI port, dual cameras, WiFi and a 9,800 mAh battery. The release of the slate is expected in Q2 2012 and since this is one of the first 1080p tablets, I’m sure many people will want to get on board.

Right now there aren’t many alternatives, as only ASUS has that Transformer Prime TF700 version with a similar display, but a more distant launch time frame. The choice will be yours in the end, but considering ASUS also announced a $250 7 inch quad core tablet at CES, you may want to hold out for that one.