Previously known as the Iconia B1-730 HD, the new Acer Iconia One 7 has been announced as an affordable Android tablet. It’s got decent specs for multimedia usage and sports a variety of colored backs.
In terms of raw performance, we aren’t seeing a Nexus 7 killer here. But considering its price, the Acer Iconia One 7 is packed with hardware that’s sufficiently capable for multimedia tasks, gaming, and website browsing. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean runs out of the box, but a 4.4 KitKat update (along with its slew of speed improvements) is on its way.
Acer Iconia One 7 Specs
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to 4.4 KitKat)
- 7-inch IPS LCD (1280×800 WXGA), ~216ppi
- 1.6GHz dual core Intel Atom Z2560 processor
- PowerVR SGX544 GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 8/16GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 32GB
- 2-megapixel main camera
- 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Thickness: 8.9mm
- Weight: 330g
- Li-Ion 3700mAh battery
And about the color: we don’t normally see Acer revealing products in a variety of flavors beyond the usual black, white, and gray. This time, however, the new Acer Iconia One 7 will be available in at least seven more colors. It will also come with a light, narrow case with a textured finish.
There’s been no word when the Acer Iconia One 7 will release in Asia, though it will be launched in other markets starting May. Price starts at $129.99 (est. Php5,800), so we can assume it’ll priced higher here in the Philippines considering the import taxes.