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Acer Iconia Tab A200
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The Good: The Acer Iconia Tab A200 is powered by a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor.

The Bad: The volume button and a rotation-lock switch which are on top would have been better situated on the side.

The Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a value-for-money tablet that offers enough functions and firepower, Acer Iconia Tab A200 is worth considering.

Editor's Review
By NST | 16-04-2012

ACER Iconia Tab A200 is a lower end tablet offered by Acer. Weighing 710g and measuring 260 x 175x 12.4 mm, it's heavier and thicker than Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or iPad 2.

However, with its thicker build, you get a full size USB 2.0 port in addition to a microUSB, microSD card slot, reset button, 3.5 mm headset jack, On/Off button on the left-hand side, while the power port is on the right-hand side.

A chrome volume button and a rotation-lock switch are located at the top of the tablet. It would have been better situated on the side as, more often than not, I find myself using the table in landscape.

It has rounded edges and, despite the thickness, the soft-back with dimpled pattern makes the tablet feel good in the hand. You will find a pair of speakers at the bottom. Unlike many other 10-inch tablets though, the A200 does not have a rear-facing camera.

The Acer Iconia Tab A200 is powered by a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, the chip typically used in the 10.1 in Android tablets released in 2011. It runs on Android 3.2.1 (Honeycomb) that uses full software navigation rather than hardware buttons. It is also said to be Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) ready.

The lock screen offers four shortcuts that I can activate by dragging the unlock "bubble" to one of the icons. The default icons are Browser, Gallery, Google Search and Gmail and can be configured differently in the settings.

Like other Honeycomb tablets, the A200 has five standard home screens. The initial home screen displays Digital Clock widget with the date and weather on the left side and a set of eight apps on the right side - Browser, Gallery, LumiRead, YouTube, Market, SocialJogger, Clear.fi and SoundHound.

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