Staples is the first retailer in the US to offer the Acer Iconia Tab A200, a budget-class Android tablet with a 10.1-inch display, the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform, and Wi-Fi-only Internet connectivity.
Besides the dual-core Tegra chip and a 1280 x 800 multi-touch screen, the offered Iconia Tab A200-10g16u model features 16GB of internal storage, 1GB RAM, a front facing 2MP camera, up to 8 hours of estimated battery life with a “2x3260mAh” battery, 802.11n 2.4GHz wireless, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, micro USB, and a full-size USB port.
This entry-level tablet doesn’t include HDMI nor a rear camera.
The device is 0.48″ thin and weighs 1.54 pounds. It has a matte plastic back, but there’s no info on its color on the A200-10g16u model.
Regarding OS, the initial version is Android Honeycomb, but Acer is expected to refresh the devices with Android Ice Cream Sandwich in February. The A200 has Acer’s custom home-screen called Ring, which is basically a circle with menu items for launching commonly used apps.
The Acer Iconia Tab A200-10g16u is in stock at Staples, meaning that it ships in two business days. The price tag is $349.99. An 8GB version has a MSRP of $329.99, but it’s not available yet.
NEW INFO: According to the official Acer site, the Tab A200-10g16u is gray, while the 10r16u is a red 16GB model. Lower capacity models are the A200-10g08u and 10r08u, also in gray and red.
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