Earlier this week we gave you a teaser of Acer’s latest Android tablet, and now we’ve been briefed with the full specs of the forthcoming Acer Iconia Tab A200. It comes with Honeycomb pre-installed, but they promise a full update to Ice Cream Sandwich in February, which will make this tasty looking tablet even sweeter.
The Acer Iconia Tab A200 weighs in at a lightweight 1.5 pounds, and has internal storage of 8GB or 16GB, which is expandable via an SD card slot. It also has a USB 2.0 port and a micro USB port (which doubles as a charger for the tablet).
The real selling point of this tab is the HD multi touch screen which is incredibly responsive and worked like a dream during our brief hands on It was responsive to wiping, zooming and web browsing and applications are very fast to load. The 10.1 inch 1280×900 screen gives really great picture quality and the dual core mobile processor makes using multimedia simple and fast.
Acer have removed the rear camera seen in other tablet models and opted for a forward facing 2 megapixel camera with the tab, as their research showed that few people were making full use of this option, and leaving this out enabled the tablet to be priced lower. Acer also finished the tablet in plastic rather than metallic casing, which also helped bring down the pricepoint.
Strangely there’s only a $20 differentiation between the different sizes of memory which means it’s likely everyone will opt for the 16GB version, as that’s only logical.
$329.99 for the 8GB version, $249.99 for the 16GB from January 15 2012.