We all saw it coming, 2011 is going to be the year of the tablet – and not just the iPad. Google’s Honeycomb operating system is going to be a huge deal-breaker in the competitive tablet market and with its release we can expect to see some really impressive devices. One such device, the ACER 7-inch has gotten the hands-on treatment.

The device itself will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread but its expected to be upgraded to Honeycomb once it’s made available. Being quite the impressive 7-inch tablet, it will feature the next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor which will make it capable of a 1.2GHz asynchronous clock.

The device features a single hardware button across the front, the home button. Even though Honeycomb is shying away from physical buttons, it’s nice to have an option that everyone knows how it functions.

From their hands-on time with the device, they feel that it’s quite the impressive device. Although it’s made of plastic, it feels both sturdy and premium. With its 7-inch 1280×800 display, dual-core CPU, dual-cameras, and Honeycomb, this may just be the 7-inch to beat for the first half of 2011.

[Via IntoMobile]