I was sent an Acer Iconia Tab A210 to review. I had never used a tablet before so was excited to try one. It was very easy to set up, I simply turned the tablet on, put my Google account details in and everything synced instantly. Very smooth. Adding apps was easy and Polaris Office was brilliant to use. I ended up taking it everywhere with me. It came to university and into lectures and seminars. It made life incredibly easy. Taking notes straight onto it rather than writing them down and then typing them up was so simple.
Browsing the internet was fast and it could handle multiple pop-ups with no slowing down. Multitasking was easy and I really loved the Acer Ring UI, it made toggling between apps incredibly simple. It turned out to be really rather useful and I was very sad when I had to send it back!
What they say
Mobility and versatility now find a new form of expression in the new Acer ICONIA TAB A210, a
10.1-inch tablet designed to maximize content enjoyment, delivering a rich multimedia, gaming and web experience.
Sleek, smart and full of cool features, the ICONIA TAB A210 offers rich functionality, allowing each member of the family to enjoy multimedia, social networking, reading or working. The enhanced Acer Ring UI is even more responsive and enables easy access to most used apps from any screen. Designed for better multitasking, it features Screenshot, which quickly captures web images, articles, Google maps and even smiling faces from video calls.
Music, movies, gaming, reading, social networking and even working: nothing is beyond the capabilities of this tablet. And to ensure the best user experience, Acer preloaded the A210 with fun games that take advantage of the 6-axis motion sensing for a thrilling gaming experience. What’s more, this tablet supports a wide variety of formats, delivering superior compatibility and allowing users to download, share and watch hundreds of films with no need of transcoding.
In case you need to work, the Acer ICONIA TAB A210 can double as your mobile office thanks to Polaris office that allows users to view and edit MS Office documents, offering rich functionality and easy file management. And while you are working you can also listen to one of the 120+ radio stations available with AUPEO! Or, if you are looking for something to read you can check out online bookstores to download the latest best seller or your favorite magazine.
Powered by NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor, the ICONIA TAB A210 allows a faster and smoother web surfing, better multitasking, console-quality gaming and HD video watching. It comes with a 2MP front-facing camera to engage in live chats with your friends. Plus, the camera can be used to lock and unlock the tablet thanks to face recognition, enhancing the security of the device and making it truly yours. And it’s also more fun to use!
The simplicity of set up is fantastic. You instantly have all your preferences set up.
The fact that you can use a USB is brilliant. Especially at uni, it is really useful to connect my pen to it.
Very sensitive to touch. Typing at speed was very accurate.
A really good size to fit in your bag!
I have to admit that I didn't experience any down sides to the tablet in the few weeks that I tried it for.
Would I buy it?
Yes. I really enjoyed using it. The fact that you can use a USB is brilliant. It is an affordable 10.1 inch android tablet, retailing at £273 although you can find it cheaper if you compare prices. For more information on this tablet, have a look at Acer's website.
Disclaimer: I was sent this to try for a few weeks and it was then sent back. This is no way effected my review.