Acer wants to step up in the budget tablet battlefield as they announced their affordable 7-incher – the Acer Iconia Tab B1-A71. This tablet is budget-friendly for sure, but the internals were nowhere near the $199 Google Nexus 7 so don’t get too excited. And by the way, that name was quite hard time remember, right?
The Acer Iconia Tab B1-A71 have those not so exciting specifications but considering how low the price tag is, we can hardly complain about it. It has a good enough 7-inch display with WSVGA (1024×600) pixel resolution for better viewing experience against other cheap android tablets which still have the WVGA (480×800) resolution with them. In terms of specs, it boasts a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and runs on the latest version of Android (Jelly Bean).
This tablet looks pale if it will be compared to the Acer Iconia A110 tab, but it makes up by slashing several dollars from its price.
Acer Iconia B1-A71 Specs
- Android Jelly Bean operating system
- 7-inch diagonal WSVGA capacitive multitouch screen with 1,024 x 600 resolution display
- Mediatek dual-core 1.2GHz processor (MTK 8317T)
- 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD)
- 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth v4.0
- micro-USB v2.0
- Weight: 320 g
- Dimensions: 197.4 mm x 128.5 mm x 11.3 mm
- 2,710 mAh battery
Acer didn’t give details on when will the Acer Iconia B1-A71 tablet will hit the market but they hinted that it will sell for a low price of under “$150”. If that’s around $100-$130, then this price justifies the sides that were cut. But if it will go beyond $140, it’s a different story since the Nexus 7 is not too far at $199.