The Acer Iconia Tab A200 is gearing up for a January 15 release, just on the off chance that we may not have enough tablets in the market to make us feel spoilt for choice. Not that we’re complaining, for this 10.1-inch slab will also be seen receiving a free Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, a month after it hits stores.
The Acer Iconia Tab A200 will be running Honeycomb 3.2 upon arrival and its body should boast of a full size USB 2.0 port besides a microSD slot and a microUSB port. We had last stumbled upon the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet which possessed a full size USB port. It only goes to say that slabs complete with this particular spec are few and far between and understandably so, since this directly impacts the thickness of the gadget. Moving on to the other features of the Acer Iconia Tab A200, it bundles in a 2MP front-facing camera, pre-installed Netflix and Kindle apps and a battery which keeps the tablet alive for up to 8 hours on a single charge.
“The Acer Iconia Tab family of tablets is an excellent example of Acer’s ability to deliver high-performance, full-function mobile devices at unbeatable values,” states Eric Ackerson, senior product marketing manager for Acer America. “Acer brings the Iconia Tab A200 to consumers at an affordable price, without making sacrifices on key tablet features such as expansion, connectivity to other devices, HD displays and cameras.”
Draped by a titanium gray exterior, the device is fitted with an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor along with the GeForce GPU that many ardent gamers may approve of. Additionally, avid players can also enjoy the pre-loaded Tegra Zone Android app through which games running optimally on gadgets with the Nvidia Tegra chip can be discovered and downloaded easily.
The Acer Iconia Tab A200 is expected to be made available in 8GB and 16GB variants wherein, the former will attach a price tag of $329.99, while the latter should be purchasable at $349.99. The slabs are slated to be arrive in the U.S. on January 15, while the ICS update should be available somewhere around mid-February.