I recently got the 16gb a500 refurbed and am super happy with it. I think the only difference between the a200 and a500 is the a200’s lack of a rear camera and lack of an HDMI out. The lack of HDMI would be a dealbreaker for me with the a200, but if that’s not important to you then I highly recommend it.
There’s a world of difference between a 10 inch tab and a 7 inch tab, for those trying to compare this apples-to-apples with the Nexus 7. The Nexus also doesn’t have HDMI out, which is important to some people.
Not necessarily. The Nexus is only 8gb for $199 so you have to get the $249 to get the 16gb. Don’t even THINK about the Nexus at 8gb it’s too small. This also has an SD expansion which the Nexus doesnt’ have.
I like the Nexus when I saw it, but it is far too limited. Google is pulling an Apple on you.
I dunno, I guess the way I use my tablets, the space just doesn’t make a big difference anymore, so long as there’s enough room to install apps on it. Whether 8, 16, or 32GB, it’s not enough space to really store anything (32GB MAYBE for a decent audio collection, video is out). So I’d rather just stream everything.
It’s also worth noting that Android tablets are different than Android phones in that you can’t move or install apps to the SD card. So you’re stuck with the internal storage it comes with when it comes to app storage.
The microSD would be for media like movies, music, etc.
The thing that seems to be overlooked- and really sets this tablet apart- is the “Full-Size USB 2.0 Port.” You wont find that in many other tablets and definitely not on a Nexus 7.
Great for watching video, moving files quickly or using an external controller. It mounts NTFS formatted drives (high capacity). There are some reviews showing use of external keyboards and even gaming controllers.
Probably. Android is just an application running on an underlying Ubuntu Linux, so it works with whatever USB devices Ubuntu has a driver for. You’ll have to try it to be sure, but I have a cheap Android 2.3 tablet and it recognized everything I plugged into it so far, including flash drives, Bluetooth adapters and network adapters.
I have several tablets (none are today’s deal though) and I will say that if you need something that can do most of what laptops/net books can do, but don’t need the harddrive space, then a tablet is a good, cheaper alternative. Tablets are also more robust than laptops/net books are, where kids are concerned.
This was deal of the day about a month ago, purchased one, received it, set it up and then it froze and wouldn’t do anything. Called Acer and they wouldn’t honor 90 day warranty for this refurbished unit. woot refunded after two weeks. Buyer beware.