Looking for a big tablet? The iPad famously (or infamously) starts at $499. The Google Nexus 10: $399. Even the comparatively affordable Kindle Fire 8.9 will set you back $299.
For a limited time, and while supplies last, Acer (via Ebay) is selling the refurbished Iconia Tab A210 10.1-inch Android tablet for $199.99 shipped. Deal? More like steal.
The Iconia A210 features a 1.2GHz Tegra 3 processor, 16GB of storage (expandable via microSD cards), the aforementioned 10.1-inch screen (running at a competitive, if not spectacular, 1,280x800), and Android 4.0. Acer will push out an Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update in the (presumably) not-too-distant future.
The tablet weighs 1.5 pounds, so it's a bit on the heavy side, and it has only a front-facing camera. It also lacks an HDMI output, an issue only if you like to wire your tablet to a TV.
CNET hasn't reviewed this model, but over at Amazon (where it sells for $349.99), two dozen buyers collectively rated it 4.5 stars out of 5. Most of the reviews are positively gushing.
Because it's a refurb, you get only a 90-day warranty. If you can live with that, you stand to save a full $150 on this big beauty. Who's in?
While you're mulling that over, take my new poll: How do you use your tablet?
Bonus deal: Game time! Newegg has a BioShock/Elder Scrolls: Oblivion (PC) bundle for free after a $10 mail-in rebate (PDF). Also available: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 (PC) for free after rebate (PDF).
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