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Acer Iconia A200 tablet PC now down to £160!

Ebuyer is selling the Acer Iconia A200 tablet for a mere £160, a near-40 per cent discount off the previous selling price of £254. That roughly what the Google Nexus 7 (16GB) costs so why would the A200 be a better alternative?

The tablet, which runs on Android 4.0 ICS, comes with 32GB onboard storage and a microSD card slot which means that you could double the onboard storage to 64GB for another £15 or so.

The Iconia A200 runs on a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, with 1GB of RAM, a 2-megapixel front facing camera, Bluetooth, a 10.1in display with a 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution, a microUSB port, two speakers, Wi-Fi, up to eight hours battery life thanks to a 24Whr battery and Acer’s own user interface (Acer Ring).

Compared to the Google Nexus 7, it is way thicker at 12.4mm and heavier at 710g. This is a discounted tablet which means that stocks are fairly limited. Rival devices to the Acer Iconia A200 include the Sumvision Cyclone Voyager, the Zoostorm PlayTab tablet and the Asus Fonepad (which comes with 3G capabilities).

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