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Acer Iconia Tab A200 review

7.1/10 AVG.

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The Acer Iconia Tab A200 currently has an Informr score of 7.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 12 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Acer Iconia Tab A200 is a 10-inch tablet computer that comes with the Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system pre-installed. That, along with its many good hardware features, should be enough to make it an attractive option. But Acer is kind enough to provide A200 owners with free updates to a later version of Android, which is version 4.0 a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich. And that makes it even better.

Part of what makes it worth a look is the fact that it houses an NVIDIA Tegra 250 dual Cortex A9 processor setup, coupled with 1GB of RAM. It may not be as powerful as NVIDIA’s own quad-core Tegra 3 System-on-a-chip, but it still manages to pack in enough of a punch to best most of its competitors.

Because of the ample processing power onboard, users should be able to make good use of the hardware features which include a 2-megapixel camera, 1280x800 pixel resolution screen, built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and support for accessories or peripherals via a built-in microUSB port. And for those who require more than 8GB of storage space, there’s an easy way to expand by way of microSD cards.

The included 3260mAh battery should be enough to last for at least an entire day’s worth of heavy use. That means watching movies, listening to music, Web browsing through Wi-Fi, and playing games. Of course, the more stuff you do, the faster your battery will run out. Fortunately, the built-in microUSB port handles not just data but takes care of charging duties as well, which makes things a lot easier especially for those who tend to spend most of their time away from wall outlets.

Need to know: Acer Iconia Tab A200

1. Built-in 10.1-inch 1280x800 touchscreen display provides plenty of room to work with. (The Good)

2. Free OTA (over-the-air) update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich translates to many improvements in terms of on-device software. (The Good)

3. Design-wise, it’s not the most pleasant-looking Android tablet that’s available in the market. (The Bad)

4. Overall size and weight may prove troublesome for certain users. (The Bad)

Operating system
1 GHz
Screen Size

What the Critics Are Saying...

Tablet News

On the pro side we’ve got Android 4.0, the Acer Ring UI, that does no harm and doesn’t slow down the system, plus it looks nice, the interesting apps bundled with the tablet, good video and audio quality and grippy back surface of the tablet. On the cons side we’ve got the lack of...

- James A., Tablet News


- Grant Hatchimonji, TabletPCReview
Digital Trends

The A200 just isn't an impressive tablet in 2012 unless it is priced even more aggressively

- Jeffrey Van Camp, Digital Trends
PC Magazine

Most everything about the A200 is average. But when combined with Ice Cream Sandwich, it becomes a more compelling buy since you can't get Android 4.0 on many tablets right now. It's important to keep in mind, however, that more tablets with ICS are on the way, and the A200 won't hold this advantage...

- Eugene Kim, PC Magazine

Don't let the Acer Iconia Tab A200's budget price fool you. For less than it's $350 asking price you'll get an Android tablet that does what most other Android tablets will. The dull screen and relatively small hard drive are downsides, but considering the price tag, these are both faults we can liv...

- Ross Catanzariti, PCWorld

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Screen Size

The Acer Iconia Tab A200's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

1 GHz

There is a NVIDIA Tegra 2 Quad-core 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

There is a front-facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
8/16 GB

Internal memory is 8/16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3260 mAh battery. Acer's performance ratings are 15 days standby time, 8 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Iconia Tab A200 Specs

Release date January 15, 2012
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2 Quad-core 1 GHz
Internal Storage 8/16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3260 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 15 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Metallic Red, Titanium Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 26.0 x 17.5 x 1.2 cm (10.2 x 6.9 x 0.5 in)
Weight 700 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 10.1 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry XT9
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
Dual lens
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
2+ megapixels
1x optical
Additional Front Camera Info
Effects, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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