Acer Kills Rear Camera, Onboard Storage on A200 Tablet

Acer has launched a new Android tablet, the A200, which is destined to tackle the entry level market and will go on sale in the UK early next year.

The A200 is a variant of the the A500 which launched earlier this year, with a few notable changes.

While they both share the fundamental hardware (an Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset clocked at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel display), the A200 doesn't come with a rear camera and the cheaper model has only 8GB onboard storage (although that can be increased using the microSD card slot).

Other features include a soft touch (aka rubberised) finish, Android 3.2 Gingerbread (upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich), GPS, Wi-Fi, USB, a 24Whr battery with up to eight hours battery life playing video, Acer's own Ring user interface and a few additional apps.

At 720g and 12.4mm thick the A200 is bigger and thicker than most tablets on the market, and we hope that it will be way cheaper than the £299 the A500 currently costs; a £199 ICS Tablet would be very tempting.

Acer has already confirmed that it will be launching a quad-core tablet next year; Asus is currently the only company selling a quad-core device.