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Acer Iconia Tab A210 Review

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Acer Iconia Tab A210 Review
The tablet features a 3260mAh battery that seems downright humble in comparison to other 10-inch tablets that often come with a 7000mAh or larger capacity battery packs. That lesser battery translates into a shorter longevity of the device. The tablet lasts for nearly six hours of video playback.


Conclusion

The Acer Iconia Tab A210 is an affordable 10-inch tablet, carrying a price of $350. It has one key advantage that will appeal not just to geeks, but all users - a full-sized USB 2.0 port that allows you to hook up a flash drive, a keyboard or a mouse. Practical and versatile.

Still, technology moves at a very quick pace. Right now, the 16GB Nexus 10 is an alluring alternative that launched a few months ago at $400 and offers one of the best screens out there, but also a thin elegant body and double the internal storage. If you are on a tight budget, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is another viable alternative. It costs much less and offers a drastically better screen and again double the memory. The Fire HD though runs on Amazon's heavily skinned and limited version of Android.

As much as we like the USB port it is not really enough to justify for all other shortcomings of the device. It is bulky, and the screen is mediocre at best. At this point in time, sadly, we feel there are much better deals out there than the Iconia Tab A210.

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Pros

  • Has a full-sized USB port

Cons

  • Too thick and heavy to hold for long
  • Display not on par with competition
  • Sub-par battery life
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posted on 03 Apr 2013, 10:31

1. MrKoles (Posts: 330; 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: 2699; 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: 1080; 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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