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Acer ICONIA TAB A200 Review


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Acer ICONIA TAB A200 Review
Using the same sized 3,260 mAh like its older sibling, the A200 is able to achieve easily a solid one day’s worth of juice on normal usage – and in fact, it’s at the 50% mark by the end of the day. In our books, that’s easily more than sufficient, even if you happen to be more strenuous on the tablet.


Let’s be serious here, the Acer ICONIA TAB A200 isn’t trying to be a cutting-edge tablet, but rather, it’s seeking success in attracting those on a budget – and to tell you the truth, it wins in that front. Sure it’s lacking some of the usual commodities we find on other fully equipped Honeycomb tablets, like a rear camera or a wired video-out functionality, but when a lot of emphasis is placed on what it does offer, we have to say that it concretely comes together in providing a reasonable experience without bottoming out your wallet. Needless to say, its $330 initial price point is by far its biggest attraction, but we’d have to commend Acer on doing well with its second stab at the 10.1” form factor – despite not being a premium offering.

Android Version: 3.2.1
Kernel Version:
Build Number: Acer_AV032_A200_1.027.00_PA_CUS1

Acer ICONIA TAB A200 Video Review:


  • Nice entry-level price of $330
  • Sturdier updated design
  • Good battery life


  • No rear camera
  • Poor viewing angles
  • Extremely weak speakers
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posted on 23 Jan 2012, 17:29 1

1. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


posted on 25 Jan 2012, 22:27

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?

posted on 28 Jan 2012, 07:33

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.

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 11:45 1

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!

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 22:01

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.

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Display10.1 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (149 ppi)
NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
Size10.24 x 6.89 x 0.49 inches
(260 x 175 x 12.4 mm)
24.69 oz  (700 g)

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