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A video showcasing Acer’s upcoming Iconia Tab A200 has found its way online, revealing quite a bit about the new tablet. The two minute video from French blog iLoveTablette shows the tablet as a low-cost versatile family centerpiece.
Immediately evident from the clip is a full size USB port that can be used to share media, support for e-books and streaming video and Acer clear.fi, the company’s wireless home network solution. Additional features include a front-facing camera for video calls and a MicroSD card slot. The tablet appears to be running Android 3.0 Honeycomb which could mean it might be available sooner rather than waiting around for Ice Cream Sandwich.
The French blog has also ascertained that the A200 will be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor with 1GB of RAM and feature a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. As seen in the video, the unit will be available in two colors: black and red titanium metal with an overall weight of 670 grams.
Acer will likely unveil the A200 at CES in January as a low-cost family tablet with a price tag around $400. This seems about right given the dated Tegra 2 hardware which will soon be replaced by Nvidia’s Tegra 3 powerhouse. The 40nm Tegra 2 was introduced at the 2010 CES nearly two years ago and still remains a popular choice among tablet manufacturers.
Tegra 3 tablets are expected to launch as early as December, the first being Asus’ Eee Pad Transformer Prime. Nvidia claims Tegra 3 is five times faster than Tegra 2 overall thanks to its quad-core architecture.
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