Today we’ll be taking a look at the Acer Iconia Tab A200. This this is a tablet that doesn’t have support for GSM voice comunication, SMS or MMS. The Acer Iconia Tab A200 is also known to some as the Acer Iconia Tab A-200-10G16U. But for the sake of not having me write so many numbers, I’ll only refer to it as the Acer Iconia Tab A200 during this review. Now, just as you’re used to, tablets are not GSM devices and don’t work well with GSM networks worldwide. The Acer Iconia Tab A200 is a pretty decent Tablet, however it isn’t all that powerful considering we’re in 2012 and we have standards. When someone razes the bar so much with a Tablet you can expect other to fall in line and raise the bar as well. However, some still stagnate in their mediocrity. This one is relatively powerful, but no way near as powerful as the ASUS Transformers which are the leaders of the Tablet market right now.
We’ll begin by taking a look at the more general aspects of the Acer Iconia Tab A200. We can see here things such as the supported networks as well as the announcement and release dates. Usually tablets support at least 2G networks. This one doesn’t. This one has no support for any network whatsoever. The Acer Iconia Tab A200 was announced in January 2012 and was released shortly after in the same month.
Next up is the review of the body of the Acer Iconia Tab A200. Here we can see whether or not the device has any distinguishable marks and the size and weight of the Acer Iconia Tab A200. This tablet is around 260 x 175 x 12.4 mm big. The Acer Iconia Tab A200 also weighs around 700 grams. Sadly, the Acer Iconia Tab A200 has no body enhancements or advanced ports or anything.
Next up is the review of the display of the Acer Iconia Tab A200. Here you can find information about the type of screen, the screen size, the screen’s pixel density and the screen’s resolution, as well as whether or not the Acer Iconia Tab A200 has any screen protection and advanced UIs installed on it. The Acer Iconia Tab A200 has a capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors ( it doesn’t specify what type of screen it has ). The Acer Iconia Tab A200’s screen is around 10.1 inches big. This screen houses a resolution of approximately 800 x 1280 pixels and a pixel density of around 149 ppi. The Acer Iconia Tab A200 also has Multitouch, but not the advanced kind. Also, the Acer Iconia Tab A200 has the Acer UI installed on it, should you choose to activate it.
Following up is the review of the audio output capabilities of the Acer Iconia Tab A200. Here you can find information about the alert types, the speaker and audio jack as well as whether or not the Acer Iconia Tab A200 has any means of sound enhancement installed on it whatsoever. Now the Acer Iconia Tab A200 doesn’t have any alert types, since it’s a tablet. It does have a Loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm jack. Sadly, no audio enhancements are installed on it, so you’ll have to deal with what you get.
Following is the review of the memory of the Acer Iconia Tab A200. Here you can find details about the internal storage space and ways of increasing it as well as the RAM memory. The internal storage space for the Acer Iconia Tab A200 varies : the tablet is available in 8 GB and 16 GB versions. The internal storage space can be upgraded via the Micro SD card which can increase your total space with up to 32 GB. The RAM of the Acer Iconia Tab A200 is around 1 GB of DDR2 RAM, which I’d say is pretty good.
Next up is the review of the data connectivity of the Acer Iconia Tab A200. Here you can find information about the GPRS and EDGE, the Speed and WLAN and the Bluetooth and USB connections. The Acer Iconia Tab A200 doesn’t have either GPRS and EDGE, nor any Speed of its own since it has absolutely no support for networks. Things might have been different if it did. The WLAN of the Acer Iconia Tab A200 is a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot. The Acer Iconia Tab A200 also has a Bluetooth v2.1 connection with A2DP and EDR. The USB connection of the Acer Iconia Tab A200 is complex. The Acer Iconia Tab A200 has them all : Micro USB v2.0, USB v2.0 and USB On-the-go support. That’s a pretty rare thing among Android devices.
Next up is the review of the camera of the Acer Iconia Tab A200. Here you can find info about the main and secondary cameras, their features and their capabilities. Now the main camera isn’t all that great, it’s only a 2 MP one. The main camera is capable of photographing at 1600 x 1200 pixels. However, this camera is also capable of video-calling and a bit of video recording at a very low quality. The Acer Iconia Tab A200 doesn’t have any secondary cameras.
Next up is the review of the battery life on the Acer Iconia Tab A200. Here you can find out what battery the Acer Iconia Tab A200 has and how long it can function. The battery used by the Acer Iconia Tab A200 is a Standard Li-Po 3260 mAh battery. This battery is capable of functioning for around 8 hours of talk time and it isn’t specified how many of stand-by time.
Next up is the review of the hardware of the Acer Iconia Tab A200. Here you can find details about the three great hardware components of the Acer Iconia Tab A200 : the processor, motherboard and video card. The processor of the Acer Iconia Tab A200 is a Dual-Core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 processor. It’s accompanied by an Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 chipset, and as is the case with Tegra chipsets, an ULP GeForce GPU. As I’ve said before, this tab is strong, but not quite at the same level with the strongest one available.
Next up is a quick view at the software of the Acer Iconia Tab A200. Here we can see what version of OS the Acer Iconia Tab A200 has and whether or not it can be upgraded. The Acer Iconia Tab A200 comes with Android OS v3.2 Honeycomb installed on it and I’m happy to say that it has an available official update to Android OS v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Last but not least, a brief look at the more random features and capabilities of the device. The senors of the Acer Iconia Tab A200 are : Accelerometer and Gyroscope. The messaging on this device is only available via : E-Mail, Push Mail and IM. The browser of the Acer Iconia Tab A200 uses HTML and has integrated support for Adobe Flash. The Acer Iconia Tab A200 doesn’t have a radio, however that isn’t a problem since you can fix it with apps downloaded from the internet or by listening directly from the website of the station ( however it may prove costly ). What is a real problem about this tab is that it doesn’t have GPS. The Acer Iconia Tab A200 also has Java via Java MIDP emulation. The only available color for the Acer Iconia Tab A200 is Black.
Here is a brief list of what the Acer Iconia Tab A200 can do :
- SNS integration
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
- XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263 player
- Document viewer
- Predictive text input
This concludes our little review of the Acer Iconia Tab A200. If you feel that anything is lacking from this review feel free to leave your suggestions in the comment section below for things which should be added and I’ll be more than happy to take your suggestions into consideration when writing my future projects.
In the meantime, if you’d like to purchase this tablet, you can get it for a very good price by following the next link. Just click HERE.