Excerpt: Acer ICONIA TAB A200 is an affordable Android tablet that comes with a 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of storage, front and rear facing camera, and a 10.1-inch 1280x800 resolution display.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Conclusion: The Acer Iconia Tab A200 is a bit thick and heavy, but its low price and decent performance, coupled with the latest Android "Ice Cream Sandwich," make it a good choice for the budget-minded.
Pros: Ships with Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich." Full-sized USB 2.0 port. Smooth and reliable performance. Inexpensive.
Cons: Thick and heavy. Mediocre display. Does not charge over USB.
Summary: Modern couch surfer. The new Acer Iconia Tab A200 brings the latest technology to the private living room. In addition to a 10.1 inch screen, it features a 16 GB memory capacity, wifi module and Google's Android 4.0.3 ICS. The lack of a UMTS module won't be a decisive factor in view of a price of EUR 349, as our test report shows.
Pros: Pleasant feel and design, Good workmanship, Reasonable screen rates, Application performance, Silent operation, Low start price, Convincing battery runtime, The case's pleasant feel and the good application performance under Android 4.0.4 ICS in combination with the start price of EUR 349 (RRP).
Cons: Heavy and thick, Power adapter's cable too short, Only 12 month warranty, No video out or docking port, Poor stereo speakers, Power consumption during load, Above all, a slimmer case and a video out (micro HDMI).
Summary: The Acer Iconia Tab A200 delivers an appealingly low price, but makes some key sacrifices to get there.
Cons: Other than Android 4.0 upgradability, there's really nothing particularly special about the A200. There's only one, low-quality front-facing camera and no back camera. There's also no HDMI. Acer Ring, an app and bookmark hub, is slow to start and doesn't make launching apps more efficient.
Summary: The Acer Iconia Tab A200 isn't designed to be cutting edge. It's a tablet that hits the sweet spot in terms of price and features. For $349, consumers get solid performance, a full USB 2.0 port and long battery life. We also like the Acer Ring interface and the useful lock-screen shortcuts.
Pros: Helpful Acer Ring interface, Solid performance and graphics, Long battery life, Nice soft-touch back, Relatively inexpensive, Full-size USB 2.0 port
Cons: Heavier than other 10.1-inch tablets, No rear-facing camera, Annoying port cover
Acer Iconia Tab A200 – Tegra 2, 10 inch IPS display and Ice Cream Sandwich for $330
19 January 2012
Conclusion: For $330, without any contract, the Iconia Tab A200 is certainly a great deal – the device will start shipping by January, 29th, so if you were holding out for an affordable yet powerful tablet with the latest OS, this could be it.