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Acer Iconia Tab A210 review

Jelly Bean-toting 10.1-inch tablet with a great value spec - and a USB 2.0 slot

Acer Iconia Tab A210
The Android browser is fine, though we're not sure why it exists when Google has Chrome

Since we use a lot of Google-made services - including Gmail - and the A210 is an Android device, we immediately visited the Google Play store to download the Chrome browser. However, the A210 comes with the vanilla Android browser, which is almost as good - though we don't pretend to understand why it still exists. The latter boasts almost as good integration, with a sign-in and automatic loading-up of bookmarks, though it is possible to set the navigational bar to swap search engine from Google to Ask Jeeves, Yahoo! or, err, Bing.

In use the A210 does the job, zipping between websites using either browser, and allowing backflips, new tabs ad infinitum and video - both SD and HD - load-ups and playback without any complaints.

Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
BluetoothNo
Wireless LANYes
GPSYes
Product FamilyICONIA Tab A
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Processor ModelT30L
ColourGrey
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameAcer
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.20 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 3
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Number of Cells2-cell
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)720 g
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Height175 mm
Width260 mm
Depth12.4 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesA
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product ModelA210
Product NameICONIA Tab A210 Tablet
Product LineICONIA Tab
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberHT.HAAEK.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 A210 Tablet
  • AC Adapter