Specification wise, the A200 can be a bit disappointing as the tablet runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb and is built around a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor. We have seen plenty of both throughout 2011 and we look forward to the new Tegra 3 based devices running Android 4.0 ICS this year. In fact, the quad core chip based tablet devices are the main competition for the new A200 and a low price alone could save the tablet from being pushed into early retirement. As a saving grace, Acer has said it will be coming up with an upgrade to Android 4.0 ICS soon, though Acer isn’t committing to a time frame just yet. Having said that, Acer does have the A510 and A700 tablet devices in the Iconia Tab series packed with the latest quad core and Android 4.0 stuff, though those will surely be carrying a higher price tag.
As for the rest of the specs, the A200 sports a display of 10.1 inch and a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It has a single front facing camera of 2 megapixels and a 1 GB system memory. The A200 weighs 1.6 pounds and is about half an inch thick. Other features of the Iconia Tab A200 include a 24.1 Watt hour battery pack, along with Bluetooth and GPS for connectivity.
Though the 16 GB version of the A200 is on sale at Best Buy right now, there is also the 8 GB variant that is also available and will come at a slightly lesser cost.
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