January 20, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
If you’ve been waiting for the Acer Iconia Tab A200 10-inch tablet to go up for sale ever since it was unveiled a couple of weeks back, we finally have some news that might interest you.
Even though it was due to be released on January 15, the Tab A200 is up for sale on BestBuy starting today, January 20. The 16 GB model is the only one made available for the time being, but if you would like to wait for the 8 GB version, that should start shipping soon as well.
The BestBuy’s price is the one advertised by Acer a couple of weeks back, which is nice and makes us seriously consider buying it, as the Iconia Tab A200 is currently one of the cheapest decent Android 10-inchers on the market.
Following on the footsteps of last year’s Tab A500, the Iconia Tab A200 will clearly not be a serious technical challenger for the likes of the Asus Transformer Prime or other high-end tablets due to be launched this year, but it should still be an above average gadget and should interest technology enthusiasts who care about their finances.
Sporting a 10.1-inch screen with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, the A200 is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and features 1 GB of RAM, as well as Wireless and Bluetooth connectivity and a 2 MPx front-facing camera.
There’s no rear-facing camera, which is a pretty big downside, but on the other hand the tablet runs Android Honeycomb 3.2 and has an Ice Cream Sandwich update coming ‘’soon’’. Also, the battery should be pretty satisfying, based on my personal experience with the Iconia Tab A500 last year, and should go for up to seven or eight hours on a single charge.
All in all, the Acer Iconia Tab A200 offers a pretty good bang for the buck, which is why we here at Androinica salute its official release on the market (even though it was delayed for a few days). What about you, do you consider this as a viable option for quenching your thirst for technology or are you holding up for one of the great quad-core tablets due to hit the market in the next few months?