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The Acer A200's awesomely grippy backside (photos)

The Acer A200. A tablet with a backside I had a hard time letting go of.

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Not too exciting

Well, it's a tablet. While not the most exciting design in the world, the Acer Iconia Tab A200 has a bit more visual flair than the Acer A500 from 2011.
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Ports-a-plenty

From left to right we have the power/lock button, a headphone jack, Micro-USB, full USB, a microSD card slot, and a reset pinhole.
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Closed

With the memory door closed, you'll be treated to exciting views like this.
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Vert

In the lower-right corner is the wall charger input. That blurry, green circle in the bottom middle of the screen is the Acer ring: your doorway to livening things up later.
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Getting in there

More of that secret door! Seriously, I love tablets with secret doors. A world of awesome possibilities awaits!
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Grippy

Unfortunately, there's no memory slot door here to keep things exciting, but there is a nice grip-tastic gray backside. On the top left and right corners are the speaker holes.
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More grippy

Not much going on here, except that awesome grippy backside. Hmmm, how many times do I have to mention "grippy backsides" before it gets creepy?
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Close-up

I'm not sure exactly why I like this shot of the rotation lock and volume rocker, but I do. Sometimes, you just like something.
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...you see the ring.

Acer Ring is a bookmark hub/app shortcut that adds an extra step in accessing your favorite apps!
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Always take the shortcut

From the lock screen, one of four customizable shortcuts can be accessed. Also, a giant thumb takes control of the situation.

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