Alongside the A510 Tegra 3-powered tabs that leaked a while back comes a promo video for the yet-to-be-announced Acer Iconia Tab A200. With a 1280 x 800 resolution screen, USB port and a microSD slot, the clip pitches the Iconia Tab A200 as a family-friendly tablet, suitable for a mid-winter camping excursion.
There's also what looks to be a mini HDMI connection on the side and the video shows off the family enjoying a bit of wired video streaming action on an HD TV set.
The Iconia Tab A200 is expected to run on Nvidia’s Tegra 2 dual-core chip instead of the recently announced Tegra 3 quad/penta-core CPU. There’s no mention of an ‘A201’ as well, suggesting that this will be a Wi-Fi-only deal.
Acer’s tabs usually follows a ‘000/001’ naming convention, for Wi-Fi-only and 3G and Wi-Fi versions; as with the A500 and A501.
It’s thought therefore that the Iconia Tab A200 will be a budget device, with the Tegra 3-powered A510 and A511 spearheading Acer’s high-end tablet efforts.
No word yet on whether or not the Iconia Tab A200 will run Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich; we’d guess the latter if the intention here is to keep the price point as low as possible.
It seems a bit weird that we’re already talking about Tegra 2-powered devices as ‘budget’ and the Motorola Xoom isn’t even a year old. Such is the pace of technology.