If you’re in the UK and have been waiting for Acer’s new and affordable Android tablet to become available, the wait is finally over. With a slight caveat.
The Acer Iconia Tab A200, which was announced at the beginning of this month, can now be ordered in the UK. It is quite a bit cheaper than similar tablets, but it will be shipping “by January 6, 2012″. We don’t know if that “by” in there is supposed to mean that there’s a small chance you’ll get it earlier than January 6, but we wouldn’t risk hoping for that. So just assume it will be at your doorstep in ten days.
As for the price, it’s £299 as you can see, which is about £100 cheaper than similarly specced tablets. That said, those similar offerings do usually come with 16 GB of built-in storage, whereas the Iconia Tab A200 only has 8 GB. And it doesn’t have a rear camera, like the competition (yet it does come with a front-facing unit for video calls and such). So take that into account when deciding whether to purchase one or not.
Because aside from that, this is basically your run of the mill Android tablet. The Nvidia Tegra 2 processor is in there, as are 1 GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth support, a 10.1-inch 1280×800 touchscreen, a microSD card slot, and a 3.5 mm headset jack.
Very.co.uk is where you should go to order yours in black or red.