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iPad 2 Rival Alert : Acer Iconia Tab A200 Down To £299.99

Acer has dropped the price of its newly launched Iconia Tab A200 to £299.99 as Android tablet makers scramble following Apple's decision to cut the price of the original iPad 2 down to £329.

The device, which is available from Carphone Warehouse, comes with free delivery, a 10.1-inch 1,280 by 800 pixels capacitive display, an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor clocked at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a front facing two-megapixel camera (without one at the back).

It can also act as an USB host (but no HDMI port unfortunately) plus it features a microUSB connector, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 and its internal storage can be augmented to 64GB for around £20 thanks to a microSD card slot.

At 700g and measuring 12.4mm, it is not as sleek and as light as some of its rivals but with a nine hours estimated battery life, it is amongst one of the bettter ones.

While the tablet itself is decent, it will face some serious competition from the iPad 2 (which costs 10 per cent extra), the Motorola XOOM (which costs 10 per cent less and has the same configuration with an added camera AND HDMI port) or the Sony Tablet S1 (which costs the same and is a Sony).

Source : Carphone Warehouse

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