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Acer Makes The Iconia Tab A200 Official

Acer Iconia Tab A200

Following a leaked video that was circulated earlier this week, showing off the unannounced Acer Iconia Tab A200, the company has issued a press release making the new Android tablet official. It looks to be a pretty impressive device, but don’t expect it to give the Asus Transformer Prime a run for its money.

What I mean is, this isn’t Acer’s first quad-core tablet. The device features the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core chip, rather than the Tegra 3, and it’s powered by Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Though Acer has promised that there’s an Ice Cream Sandwich update set for January 2012. Its other internals include:

Acer Iconia Tab A200 Specs

  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb
  • 10.1-inch display (1280 x 800)
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB or 16GB of internal storage
  • Full-size USB port
  • microSD card slot
  • 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS
  • Gyroscope & accelerometer
  • DLNA media streaming
  • 260 x 175 x 12.4 mm
  • 3,260 mAh battery

That looks like a very capable tablet from where I’m sitting, and with that 3,260 mAh battery, Acer says you’ll get a good 8 hours of video playback, and an incredibly 400 hours of standby time. It’s surprising to see there’s no rear-facing camera, however — only a front-facing camera.

Though the device is indeed powered by Android, Acer has installed its own user interface with the so called ‘Acer Ring’ that provides shortcuts to the web browser, photo gallery, volume control, multitasking, and more.

Acer Ring Iconia Tab A200

Acer is yet to reveal a price for the device, or its launch territories, but it is expected to be relatively wallet-friendly. For those who are on the lookout for quad-core tablets, the company is expected to announce the Tegra 3 toting Iconia Tab A500 and Iconia Tab A700 tablets imminently.

What do you think of the Iconia Tab A200?

[via SlashGear]


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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