The Acer Iconia Tab A200 is the low-end model in the 2012 A-series Android tablet line-up. Up top there’s the 1080p-screen A700, in the middle sits the Olympics-branded A510 and down below is the A200. It has a lesser screen, chunkier body and less power. Acer are back for round two with their second take at the whole 10.1-inch tablet form factor.
Acer ICONIA TAB A200 specification and feature:
- 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core A9 processor, 1 GB RAM
- 10.1 inch WXGA capacitive touchscreen, 1280×800 pixels
- G-sensor , Gyrometer, auto rotate, auto turn off
- Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS / upgrade-able to Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich
- 8GB / 16GB storage, MicroSD card slot available
- 2MP front facing camera, decent 1600*1200 resolution
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, microUSB, DLNA
- 3.5 mm audio jack, GPS Navigation
- 3260 mAh lithium polymer battery
- 8 hours video playback, 400 hours standby
- 260x175x12.4 mm, 720 gm weight
For the money, we’re accepting of the 10.1” WXGA (1280 x 800) LCD display it’s using seeing that it’s likable enough thanks to its neutral color reproduction and sharp details. However, its poor viewing angles make it nearly impossible to view in outdoor usage – and it doesn’t help that its brightness output is on the weak side as well!
Powered by a 1-GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual Core Mobile CPU and backed with 1GB of RAM, the Acer Iconia Tab A200 delivers solid performance and a snappy user experience. The A200 played taxing games such as “Grand Theft Auto III” with ease despite streaming music from the Aupeo! app and having multiple tabs in the web browser open.
The A200 lasted a strong 8 hours and 42 minutes during the LAPTOP Battery Test (continuous Web surfing over Wi-Fi). That’s 2 hours and 2 minutes longer than the Android tablet average. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 lasted for slightly less time with 8:23. In IPS and Power Saving mode, the Transformer Prime lasted 7:47.
- Ships with Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich.”
- Full-sized USB 2.0 port.
- Smooth and reliable performance.
- Thick and heavy.
- Mediocre display.
- Does not charge over USB.
The Bottom Line: The Acer Iconia Tab A200 delivers an appealingly low price, but makes some key sacrifices to get there.