Acer Iconia Tab A210 review: great value plus a USB slot
1 week ago
Excerpt: Although it’s still the iPad and, to some extent Samsung’s Galaxy lineup of tablets that grab the headlines, the future looks brightest for good value 10-inch tablets. The Google Nexus is perhaps the front-runner for now, but Acer’s Iconia A210 – a 10.1-inch tablet recently upgraded and now running an updated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS — is a great value effort that deserves a second look.
Excerpt: The market is flooded with several forgettable Android tablets but the Acer Iconia A210 aims to be not just another 10-inch slate. Reviews point out that despite its budget pricing of $300, the device boasts of a quad-core 1.2GHz Tegra 3 processor, a beautiful and sturdy design, and a neat array of connections (USG, microSD slot, and mini HDMI output). Some reviews, however, have been quick to note of the tablet's slow 20-second boot time.
Conclusion: The Acer Iconia A210 is one of the best budget 10-inch tablets available. If it wasn't for the very average battery life, we'd be having a major fling with the A210 because it has both flexibility and an Acer-made polish to its user interface that we really enjoyed using. Granted, it's all about functionality and value, not flashy features and design.
Conclusion: The Acer Iconia Tab A210 is a partly-successful attempt at a low-cost Android tablet. It avoids the most serious pitfalls of early lower-cost Android tablets, but its pricing isn't aggressive enough to compete with the stars of the quickly developing budget market. The screen isn't great, the design won't get many excited and battery life is poor.
Conclusion: The Acer Iconia Tab A210 is a tablet that exists in an awkward place. It doesn’t have the big name appeal or premium features of a £499 iPad or Transformer Prime, but it’s £65 more expensive than the equally powerful and overall more impressive Google Nexus 7 – it’s just this low-priced 10″ tablet. There’s definitely a niche there, but the A210 isn’t the disruptive force that the Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7 were for that 7″, £159 space.
Pros: Good build quality, Inexpensive for a 10″ tablet, Tegra 3 is as strong as ever
Cons: Uninspiring screen and speakers, No video out capabilities, Proprietary power connector
Excerpt: Fazit: Unter den 10-Zoll-Tablets ist das Acer Iconia eines der günstigsten Modelle und zeigt im Test ein gutes Handling. Als Zugeständnis an den Preis muss der Käufer allerdings einige Schwächen in den Bereichen Ausstattung und Mobilität hinnehmen.
Excerpt: L’ Acer ICONIA TAB A210 si presenta come un tablet compatto ma non dal design ultrasottile. La scheda tecnica è interessante e include il processore Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core da 1,2 Ghz, una memoria RAM da 1 GB e il sistema operativo Android nella versione 4.0 ma aggiornabile alla versione 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Pros: Wi-Fi e Bluetooth, Processore quad-core, Webcam frontale, GPS, RAM
Cons: Risoluzione display, No slot per schede SIM, Risoluzione webcam, Versione Android, No fotocamera posteriore