Acer Iconia Tab A200 combines Ice Cream Sandwich Tegra 2

first_imgSo you’re still holding off on an Android tablet because you want a 10-inch model sporting Ice Cream Sandwich, but you’d rather not blow $400-plus? Acer’s got your back. The upcoming Iconia Tab A200 will feature a last-gen Tegra 2 processor and rock-bottom pricing.Or so it would seem, at any rate. Acer hasn’t made any kind of pricing announcement yet, but you’ve got to believe that a Tegra 2 tablet will sell for a whole lot less than, say, the Asus Transformer Prime with a quad-core Tegra 3 chip under the hood.But the Tegra 2 is certainly a capable chip, and it should provide plenty of speed for the A200. The tablet will also offer 1GB of RAM, 8 or 16GB of internal storage, a 3260mAh battery good for about 8 hours of video playback, and a 2MP rear-facing camera for video chats. It’s not razor-thin at 12.4mm, and it’s not a featherweight at 720 grams, but the A200 does come in a snazzy metallic red finish and it’s still plenty portable. It also features the Acer Ring UX, which allows for slick switching between apps, taking screenshots, and adjusting volume (among other things).Interestingly enough, Acer’s press release did provide some insight as to when the A200 would hit retail shelves: very, very soon. It’s been shipping to select countries since some time in November, though it was obviously packing Android 3.2 at that point and not ICS. An OTA update will be offered to those who pick the A200 up early on, but the next round of shipments — slated for January — will feature Android 4.0.More at Netbook Newslast_img read more