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Acer Iconia B1 appears ready to make the trip to CES before getting shipped to India

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Acer Iconia B1 appears ready to make the trip to CES before getting shipped to India
Late last month, we passed along some speculation from the WSJ that Acer was working on a $99 tablet called the Acer Iconia B1 that is headed for emerging markets only. The Journal got most of the rumor correct, but according to NDTV, the actual price is the equivalent of $147 USD. While that is about $48 USD above the earlier rumored price, it still is $50 less than the Google Nexus 7's least expensive 16GB model. NDTV does add to the speculation that we will see the Acer Iconia B1 tablet during CES 2013 that starts next Tuesday. After hanging around in Vegas, catching some shows and blowing some loot at the Blackjack table, the rumor has the tablet set to go to India will it go on sale before the end of the month for RS $7,999, which is where we get that $147 USD price.. 

The Acer Iconia B1 had briefly appeared on Acer's website until some wet blanket realized that it shouldn't have put up yet, and took it down. Still, the posting of the tablet did give us a chance to  find out some of the specs. We are, of course, talking about a 7 inch display with resolution of 1024 x 600 and pixel density of 170ppi. Powering the device will be a dual-core 1.2GHz processor under the hood. 512MB of RAM is on board and there is 8GB of native storage that can be expanded using the microSD slot. Amid all of these uninspiring specs, Android 4.1 is pre-installed out of the box.

source: AcerNDTV via AndroidCentral, UnwiredView



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posted on 04 Jan 2013, 07:15

1. Basharhd99 (Posts: 31; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


how many cores?

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 07:28

2. zombieonwar (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)


dual cores

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 09:24 1

12. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3022; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Sounds like you're buying stuff according to the number of cores, lol.
Usually the question is "How much?"...

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 14:34

18. deuel18 (Posts: 35; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


so if its quadcore double the price lol xD

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 12:07 1

16. Mittal (Posts: 434; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


@ Alan - Please remove the $ after Rs

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 14:33

17. deuel18 (Posts: 35; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


better if its 4 cores..hey im also curious if they release a 3 core processor..isnt AMD will likely go to ARM and sweep across tablet processors?..i know its off the topic but i just wanna speculate ..anyone?

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 07:31 1

3. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Nexus 7 costs 16 GB used to cost 19000 INR (around 350 us dollars) at India so if this acer tablet is released in India for 8000 rupees it would be unfair to compare it with nexus 7. This tablet has pretty good specifications for its price atleast in India.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 07:41

4. roscuthiii (Posts: 1863; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Now where have I seen that little corner, um, nook before???

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 07:41 1

5. ARITRA (Posts: 45; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


ram should have been 1 gb many other companies providing that much ram..

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 07:58

6. vignesh_viggs (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)


Alan F !! Mistake in the article ...!! Rs $ 7,999 ? Change it to RS ₹ 7,999 .!!!

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 08:25 2

8. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


only ₹ 7,999
no RS !

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 08:36 2

9. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Hahah They have written RS $ xDD

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 09:25 2

13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3022; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


That is roughly Rs. 434665.66....oops! :D

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 10:25

14. vignesh_viggs (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)


Yeah.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 22:43

20. vignesh_viggs (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)


Accepted ..Man..!!

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 08:07

7. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


would it really run on 512 mb ram ? even the system jellybean itself could take a lot of memory

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 10:41

15. jove39 (Posts: 1320; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


How do you know jb takes lot of ram? cm10 runs just fine on my galaxy s.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 08:53

10. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Good to have such low cost tab and if any variant comes with calling feature it would be a sure hit.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 03:41

21. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


this tablet sucks!!! old cpu very bad screen and don't get me started on the ram i wouldn't get it even if it was free

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 08:57 2

11. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


512 ram is a no GO for me ....JB takes a lot of RAm....at least 350-400 mb of ram will b used up by system....1GB should be the minimum requirement these days ...

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 16:50

19. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Hmm, why oh why Acer...

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