Acer has just announced its latest addition to the Android tablet world, the Iconia Tab A200. Apart from the name and looks, the A200 is similar to the Iconia A500, internally.
The A200 sports a 10.1-inch display with 1280×800 resolution, and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor. Other usual specs include 1GB of RAM, 2MP front facing camera, microSD card slot, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS with A-GPS. The tablet will initially come with Android 3.2 Honeycomb update pre-installed, but Acer has promised that the A200 will ship with Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box in January 2012.
The Acer Iconia A200 is just another run-of-the-mill Android tablet powered by the slow Tegra 2 SoC. Compared to all other tablets, the only selling point of the A200 is its full blown USB 2.0 port. The tablet will also come with some pre-installed apps from Acer including SocialJogger, which consolidates all updates from your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
The Iconia Tab A200 will be available in Titanium Gray and Mettallic Red for an unknown price on an unknown date.
Acer announced the Iconia Tab Android tablets way back in January. It was going to launch two Iconia Tab tablets – the A100 and the A500. The A500 is a 10.1 inch Android Honeycomb tablet while the A100 is a 7 inch tablet, also powered by Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
After the initial announcement, the Iconia Tab just went off the radar for some time. It was spotted again only at CeBit then.
Today, Amazon UK has put up the Acer Iconia Tab A100 for pre-order. It is priced at £300 ($485) and will start shipping on April 20. Generally, the prices in the UK are much higher than the prices in the US, so we could expect a sub $400 price point for Iconia Tab A100 in the US.
Acer Iconia Tab A100 Specifications
The Acer Iconia Tab A100 has a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It comes with a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and 512 MB RAM. It has 8 GB internal storage and comes with a 5 MP camera. It comes with Android 3.0 Honeycomb and offers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It also has an HDMI port and can play 1080p videos.