Acer ICONIA TAB A200 Review
No doubt we’re bummed by the fact that it lacks a rear camera, but after looking over its pricing, we’re not all that surprised. Rather, with its 2-megapixel front-facing camera, it’s more than adequate for your usual video-chatting session. But even though we’d like to use it for other things, its quality is riddled with graininess, inaccurate colors, and a general hazy appearance – while its VGA (640 x 480) video recording quality results in the same ugly mess.
Nothing new with the music player interface, since it’s the usual stock one we’re greeted with – albeit, it’s still an appealing looking one with its 3D-like carousel. You’d think two speakers would produce some great tunes, right? Well, its volume output is one of the weakest we’ve ever heard on a tablet, which easily drowns out in even the quietest of environments.
Using our test video that’s encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution, it seems to play it without much hiccups, but every now and then, it tends to be marred by a sprinkling of choppiness. As a whole though, the issue isn’t prevalent enough to ruin the experience.
Sadly, there’s no wired video-out connection with the Acer ICONIA TAB A200 – so if that’s something you’re looking for, you’ll need to look elsewhere. Well, there’s still consolation in the fact that it offers DLNA functionality out of the box.
2. rll38 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)
This tablet looks to fit my needs. My only concern is the low audio output. Would headphones improve audio output?
3. handicrapguy (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)
They must have changed speakers or something as the ones in my acer a500 have decent sound levels. It should be ok with headphones attached, my a500 sounds alright with dolby mobile enabled and the right EQ settings.
4. Leonard-Davis (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
So like many others, I did a lot of research before I decided on a tablet. I started with the Acer Iconia A100 (7" tablet) And when I got that, I was really impressed, but it wasn't much bigger then my cell phone. So I decided to upgrade to the Acer Iconia A200 (I bought them at Best Buy, 14 day return/exchange policy on tablets).
This tablet is amazing. It does everything I want it to. I do not care that it doesn't come with an HDMI port, or the fact that it only has a camera on the screen side (you can take pictures of yourself basically) I have a phone with a camera, and a real camera too.
It connects easily to WIFI networks and stays connected. It has the full Amazon market, which was the number one thing on my list while shopping for tablets. I have had the tablet for 1 week now, and last night when I turned it on, it automatically prompted me to download the new Android Operating System, 4.something? 'Ice cream sandwich', the update probably took 20 minutes give or take.
For the money, this was definately the right tablet for me.
The only downside is that there are not a lot of accessories specifically made for this tablet yet. Acer released this tablet mid-januaryish i think, so not many companies have made cases and screen protectors yet. There are a few on Amazon, but I am waiting for some cheaper options to become available. A screen protector is a must, this thing fingerprints very easily!
*PS: for low price of the A200 if you're will buy it, I suggest you have to compare prices at: http://prices-comparison.info/Acer-Iconia-A200
Enjoy with your Tablet!
5. ysalandanan (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jan 2014)
I bought this Acer tablet July 2012 w/o opening because this should be a gift for my son. Then when he used it for 2 weeks, it was dead, called acer for assistance and return the product. Then it came back to me with new charger. It was the power supply or charger that had the problem. My son did not told me that the same problem was happening over and over, an on and off problem since he was busy with his laptop. It was useless, never to buy any Acer products anymore. Very disappointing.