Acer Philippines announced the availability of the Iconia Tab A200 last month and just today we spotted units being sold in local stores for a suggested retail price of Php18,900.
The Iconia Tab A200 may not be a huge update to the first 10.1-inch Iconia Tab from Acer but it looks like the focus here is to offer a very affordable, 10.1-inch ICS tablet. Thus, the sub-Php19k price tag.
Acer Iconia Tab A200 specs:
10.1″ capacitive display @ 1280×800 pixels, 149ppi
NVidia Tegra 2 1.0GHz dual-core processor
1GB DDR2 RAM
8GB and 16GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
2MP rear camera
Li-Po 3260mAh battery
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
The tablet was announced at CES 2012 in January but was completely overshadowed by the better-looking and more powerful Iconia Tab A700.
The A200 is still a little thicker (12.4mm) and heavier (700g) than most other tablets in its category. It is available in Cherry Red and Titanium Black.
However, it looks like the Iconia Tab A200 might still have a hard time in stores considering that the iPad 2 has dropped to the same price (Php19k) point after the new iPad was announced last month. This could force Acer to lower the price of the Iconia Tab A200 a little bit more to push it from the store shelves.