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Acer Iconia Tab A210 Review

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Don’t look for a rear camera on the Iconia Tab A210, it’s not hidden anywhere - it’s just not on this device. The tablet only features a 2-megapixel front facing camera, good for video conferencing, but little else.

Acer has done some work in video and music playback with home-baked apps under Acer’s clear.fi media suite that sync to the Acer’s own AcerCloud service. Video and music are two of those applications, and both are light, featuring a simple and intuitive interfaces.

Videos appear in a grid with the playback time listed below them and we managed to play all sorts of formats including MKVs and DivX/Xvid encoded movies. For music, a wealth of formats is supported as well starting from the lossy ones like MP3, but also lossless ones like FLAC.

Hook up a flash dongle or a microSD card and dive right into the Files manager application to easily access your documents, music and video on the go. The presence of that full-sized USB port gives a feeling of freedom and empowerment, and those who have a huge movie or music collection will appreciate that.

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The Photo app - Acer Iconia Tab A210 Review
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Play Music - Acer Iconia Tab A210 Review

The file browser

The Photo app

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posted on 03 Apr 2013, 10:31

1. MrKoles (Posts: 300; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


If it´s so bulky, why they couldn´t put a much bigger battery into it? I can´t understand... otherwise it would be an excellent tab :(

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 10:46 1

2. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2116; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Battery on Motorola's MAXX series of phones (3,300 mAh) > Battery on this 10" tablet (3,260mAh). That's a HUGE problem.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 10:53

3. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Wow.. pretty unbelievable what Acer managed to "accomplish" here.
What on earth were they thinking??

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 16:16

4. Planterz (Posts: 658; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


With a price at $350, it's clear that they're trying to undercut the Nexus 10, but there's better options out there for that price, like the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T or Fujitsu STYLISTIC M532.

About the only thing this Acer has going for it is the full sized USB port, but that's probably one of the reasons it's so thick.

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Display10.1 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (149 ppi) TFT
Hardware
NVIDIA Tegra 3, Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
1024 MB RAM
Size10.24 x 6.89 x 0.49 inches
(260 x 175 x 12.4 mm)
25.10 oz  (777 g)

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