Acer Iconia B1 is now official – 7 inches of Jelly Bean for under $150

Acer Iconia B1 is now official – 7 inches of Jelly Bean for under $150
Well, what do you know – the Acer Iconia B1 has been officially announced just minutes ago, exactly as we expected. For those of you who haven't been following the news lately, what we're dealing with is a tablet that has nothing to impress you with other than its price tag. Interestingly, pricing is one of the few details that have not been pinned yet – all we know is that Acer will ask less than $150 for the Iconia B1. But when it comes to hardware specs, on the other hand, we've got it pretty much all laid down.

What the Acer Iconia B1 has to offer is a 7-inch display with resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels, dual-core MediaTek 8317 chip running at 1.2GHz, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of storage that is expandable with the use of a microSD card. There's also a front-facing camera of 0.3MP and support for Bluetooth 4.0. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes pre-loaded out of the box.

So yeah, the Acer Iconia B1 is nothing impressive when taking solely its hardware features into account. But given its low price point, our guess is that it has at least some potential to be a worthy alternative to other 7-inch Android tablets, especially the Google Nexus 7. Let us not forget that in some markets, the latter retails for about $100 more than what the Iconia B1 is expected to cost. Whether the Acer Iconia B1 will be available in the U.S. is not known for sure yet, but we'll let you know in case we learn more on the matter.

source: Acer via CNET

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Iconia B1
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor MediaTek, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2710 mAh

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8 Comments

1. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

doesnt look bad ....but still not a big fan a acer

2. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

I will not buy this tablet unless it is below $100.

3. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

With those specs, I'd say it will go for $100, no more, no less. It's very difficult to imagine a sub-$100 Acer tablet these days, no matter how underwhelming its hardware is.

4. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

you are correct about that

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

$100 sounds like a sweet spot to me. It seems like its goin after the cheap E-Reader crowd that wants to be able to play angry birds too.

6. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

512mb of ram and a less than HD screen is good for a budget tablet but high end tablets now come with a budget price. Acer this will not sell. $100 for sure it will.

7. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Nooo, not 512 MB "dies"

8. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

I'll stick with nexus7

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