Acer has once again unleashed a new budget-friendly tablet, this time selling for as low as $99. For such price, the Acer Tab 7 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and comes with hardware specs that aren’t too shabby.

Unveiled in China, the Acer Tab 7 is a 7-inch slate with a 600-by-1024 (WSVGA) resolution, which gives it a pixel density of around 170ppi. The unit weighs 289 grams, its profile is 9.9mm in thickness, and the included 3000mAh battery is estimated to last up to 5 hours of activity on a single charge. The outward design looks decent for a budget Android tablet.

The processor inside, most likely from MediaTek, is a 1.5GHz dual-core chip that’s based on the ARM Cortex A9 architecture, with 1GB of RAM. Other specs include 8GB of internal storage (with microSD external expansion), 1.9-megapixel rear-facing camera and 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and micro-USB. A micro-HDMI slot is also available to connect the Acer Tab 7 to a larger display.

Acer Tab 7

Prior to the Acer Tab 7, the company also took the wraps off of two budget Android tablets—the Iconia A1-830 and Iconia B1-720. Both devices are priced a little bit higher in exchange for slightly better specs.

For now, the Acer Tab 7 seems bound to the Chinese market only. No word on a global debut has been announced, but the device can be bought now for $99 through Chinese online retailer (see source link).

[Source: JD]

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  1. ooh not bad for $99 tablet, given the right pricing here in the Philippines that might move/shake the local market too :)