The ACER A200 is a 10.1-inch, full-featured, high-definition tablet, from Acer America. It is the latest addition to the company’s Android tablets, and is equipped with the latest Android Honeycomb, 3.2 operating system. It is a user-friendly tablet, which offers applications that the whole family can enjoy. Released in January, 2012, the Iconia A200 comes with a free Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update. It is a high-performance, fully-equipped mobile device, at a more than reasonable price.
ACER A200 Features And Specifications
- Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Operating System (upgradeable to 4.0)
- NVIDIA Dual-Core Tegra 2 Processor
- 10.1-inch Capacitive Touchscreen with Multitouch
- 1280 pixel Screen Resolution
- 1 GB RAM size
- 8 or 16 GB Internal Memory Available
- External Storage Support (micro SD)
- 2.0 USB Port
- Gyroscope Sensors (for gaming precision)
- 3260 mAh Battery Capacity with up to 8-hours use before recharging)
- Wi-Fi Connectivity
- Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Version
- 2 Mega-Pixel Front Camera
- 35 mm Headphone Port
- Size – 6.89 x 10.24 x .49-inches
- Weight – 1.59 pounds
- Colors – Gray, Black, Black and Red
- Accessories Available – Cases and Skins, Chargers, Cradles, Bluetooth, Headsets, Batteries
- Price Range – 153-222 (GBP) depending on whether the 8 GB, or 16 GB configuration is chosen
ACER A200 Competitors
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer are thinner, and lighter than the ACER Iconia A200. Samsung Galaxy has an adapter available, that adds HDMI also, but both are more expensive. The Google Nexus 7 costs less than the ACER A200, but has a smaller, 7-inch screen, and provides no external storage. The Apple iPad 3 has an HDMI port, but is also ten-percent more, with very similar applications. Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy both have a longer battery life yet cost more.
The ACER Iconia is recommended for those who are new to tablets, and on a tighter budget. It offers a lot for the money spent. It has great screen resolution, and its transitions run smoothly. It has a very solid design, and is very easy to handle. It also provides a full-size USB port, which a few of the other competitors do not. It offers a free upgrade, and provides popular applications for almost everyone.
ACER A200 Summary of Reviews
here were no complaints about how the ACER Iconia performs. Reviewers liked how easy it was to use, its connectivity, and its solid, ergonomic design. Consumers agreed that the ACER A200 offered almost everything that the more expensive tablets have, only at a lower cost. Most were also satisfied with 8-hours of battery life, and would not have paid more just for an extended use.
The complaints that users had in general, were about no HDMI port provided, or that there is no rear camera in the ACER A200. Other less mentioned problems were that the door hiding the micro SD slot was hard to open, and that the volume could be louder, but these did not seem to present big problems.
The ACER A200 is a good quality, ergonomic, easy-to-use tablet, which is most affordable. It is a great value, and suggested for those who are just learning to use a tablet and its functions. What it lacks compared to other tablets, it definitely makes up for in price and for most consumers, these differences are not noticeable. The ACER A200 is a great tablet for the money, and is in the running with the top competitors because of its lower price.