Acer Iconia Tab A210 review

Jelly Bean-toting 10.1-inch tablet with a great value spec - and a USB 2.0 slot

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Acer Iconia Tab A210
The A210's camera has a few stills options, but really it's designed for use as a webcam

This is one of the A210's potential weak points, as it completely lacks a rear-facing camera. But we don't rate that as a particular problem - tablet photography in public is a worrying trend and it needs to stop!

The only time you would need a camera is for making Skype video calls, but the supplied optics are pretty poor. The webcam in question is just two megapixels and situated in the usual place - centre, top - and can film in either VGA or 720p HD quality. There are also options for white balance presets (daylight, cloudy, incandescent etc), time-lapse filming, and a plethora of silly face effects and backgrounds ("in space", sunset etc).

That webcam also makes a stab at stills, though we're not sure why. Within the standard Android offering there are options to tweak the exposure and white balance. Images can be cropped, rotated, flipped and set as the desktop background from the vanilla Android Gallery software.

Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
BluetoothNo
Wireless LANYes
GPSYes
Product FamilyICONIA Tab A
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Processor ModelT30L
ColourGrey
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameAcer
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.20 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 3
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Number of Cells2-cell
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)720 g
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Height175 mm
Width260 mm
Depth12.4 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesA
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product ModelA210
Product NameICONIA Tab A210 Tablet
Product LineICONIA Tab
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberHT.HAAEK.001
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.acer.co.uk
Marketing Information

Lightweight and smaller than a magazine, the ICONIA TAB A Series is very easy to carry. It runs on the tablet-tailored Android operating system, and sports a capacitive multi-touch display with smart divisions that open up new possibilities for interaction. Enjoy a whole new touch experience!

Strikingly powerful

Inside the smooth and handsome chassis is a powerful mobile processor, putting striking power and graphics in your hands, while ample RAM enables fast multitasking. The multi-touch screen and fluid interface make using this tablet a breeze. And use it your way: hold the ICONIA TAB A Series in any direction and it'll auto-rotate to your perspective. What's more, the long-lasting battery will give you several hours of HD video playback and enjoyment.

Package Contents
  • ICONIA Tab A210 Tablet
  • AC Adapter