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Acer Iconia Tab A200 review

An Ice Cream Sandwich tablet at a budget price

Acer has been pretty restrained with pre-installed apps on the Iconia Tab A200. You get Aupeo for internet radio as well as SoundHound for recognising sounds and suggesting new tracks.

Interestingly, there's also Docs To Go, one of Android's premier business apps. This is a solid addition, but not something we'd realistically take advantage of with this tablet.

One third-party app Acer has stuck on the Iconia Tab A200 is SocialJogger. This aggregates your Twitter and Facebook news into one direct feed and enables you to install it as a widget on the home screen.

Elsewhere there's the usual host of Google apps for Gmail, Google+ and Google Maps.

Acer Iconia Tab A200 review

Like movies and music, there's no standalone store besides Google Play to get access to extra apps and games. You can install many of the older Android apps designed for phones, although many of them won't be able to best take advantage of the Acer Iconia Tab A200's 10.1-inch screen.

When it comes to gaming, the Nvidia Tegra 2 has no trouble keeping animations and gameplay on simple games like Angry Birds and Draw Something smooth and accessible.

As a casual games machine, this isn't a bad device at all, and the comfy rubber grip on the back means it won't slip from your hands during an intense session.

Acer Iconia Tab A200 review

Even more graphically intense games such as Tiki Kart 3D ran without a hitch. You also can use the pre-installed Nvidia Tegra Zone app to take you straight to games optimised for Tegra devices if you fancy something more substantial than Cut the Rope.

Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Product FamilyICONIA TAB A
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Processor Model250
ColourTitanium
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameAcer
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 2
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Number of Cells2-cell
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)720 g
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Height12.4 mm
Width260 mm
Depth175 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR2 SDRAM
Product SeriesA
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product ModelA200
Product NameICONIA Tab A200 Tablet Computer
Product LineICONIA TAB
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberS7.H8QWN.001
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.acer.co.uk
Marketing Information

Lightweight and smaller than a magazine, the ICONIA TAB A Series is very easy to carry. It runs on the tablet-tailored Android operating system, and sports a capacitive multi-touch display with smart divisions that open up new possibilities for interaction. Enjoy a whole new touch experience!

Strikingly powerful

Inside the smooth and handsome chassis is a powerful mobile processor, putting striking power and graphics in your hands, while ample RAM enables fast multitasking. The multi-touch screen and fluid interface make using this tablet a breeze. And use it your way: hold the ICONIA TAB A Series in any direction and it'll auto-rotate to your perspective. What's more, the long-lasting battery will give you several hours of HD video playback and enjoyment.

Package Contents
  • ICONIA TAB A200 Tablet Computer
  • AC Adapter