Acer Iconia B1 tablet gets an official price tag, coming this month

Acer Iconia B1 tablet gets an official price tag, coming this month
The Acer Iconia B1 was officially unveiled during CES yesterday, thus becoming one of the most affordable Android tablets from a company that you actually might have heard of. And today, we finally learned how much exactly the device will cost, as well as when we might expect it to launch in certain parts of the world.

Customers in Europe will be able to purchase an Acer Iconia B1 for only €119. That's about $155 by today's exchange rate, which is just a little over the "under $150" price tag quoted yesterday. The tablet is also expected to go on sale across the Middle East and Africa. If all goes as planned, the Iconia B1 should hit the shelves in mid-January.

For those who need a refresher, the Acer Iconia B1 is a 7-inch Android 4.1 tablet with a 1024 by 600 pixel display, 512MB of RAM, and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. From a technical standpoint, it is quite inferior to its close competitors, such as the Google Nexus 7, but makes up for that by being significantly cheaper.

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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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7 Comments

1. Tele7

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

I don't get this price, for an additional 45 dollars you get an at least two times better hardware with the Nexus 7, who would buy this instead?

2. cse.vicky unregistered

Exactly ! 99$ would have been a different story ,

3. anshul0000 unregistered

its for emerging markets.....nexus 7 is priced around Rs.20000 ($363) in india

4. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Because Google play store doesn't exist in many countries, mate. They are asking about $380 at my place for N7.

7. Tele7

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Whooa, now in this case it can be a hit there

5. redmd

Posts: 1872; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

this wont compete with nexus 7. its meant to compete with those uber low cost local chinese tabs.

6. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Piece of crap

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