Acer Iconia Tab A200

The Good The Acer Iconia Tab A200 has the lowest price yet of any post-Honeycomb 10-inch tablet. It also has expandable memory options, a full USB port, and a well-designed, grippy back, and is upgradable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). While running Honeycomb we saw poor Wi-Fi performance, but performance greatly improved when we upgraded to ICS.

The Bad 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.

The Bottom Line The Acer Iconia Tab A200 delivers an appealingly low price, but makes some key sacrifices to get there.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 6.0
6.3 Overall

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Acer Iconia Tab A200 (8GB)
Acer Iconia Tab A200
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Review

Acer Iconia Tab A200

There's really nothing special about the Acer Iconia Tab A200. Sure, it's ICS-upgradable, but both the Motorola Xoom and Asus Transformer Prime have already beat it to that particular punch.

Also, while it features the bare-minimum capabilities of all other post-Honeycomb Android tablets, it actually loses two features many Android tablet owners take for granted: a rear camera and an HDMI port.

Still, it can be yours for only $330 (for the 8GB model; $350 for 16GB), making it the cheapest noncontract buy-in to Honeycomb/ICS yet.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Acer
  • Diagonal Size 10 in
  • Type Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) or later
  • Color Category red
  • Cameras (for SD) front camera
  • Installed Size 1 GB
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