The Acer Iconia B1 is seen by many as a very interesting product, seeing how it’s a cheap 7 inch Jelly Bean slate with some extras compared to the Nexus 7. This model goes for 129 euro in Europe and it was recently handled by the folks of Netbook News, in Italy.
The slate has 8 GB of storage and it adopts a plasticky case with blue/black color combo. Below you can watch an unboxing of the product, that’s supposed to debut in Italy in the following days. Acer Iconia B1 supports a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels on its LCD panel, that for me is underwhelming when it comes to brightness, as shown in the video below. Inside the slate we find a MediaTek 8317 dual core 1.2 GHz processor, with PowerVR SGX531 graphics and 512 MB of RAM.
The SoC relies on the already very old 40 nm technology and it’s meant for cheaper tablets. The Acer Iconia B1 is very light, at 320 grams and the finishing shows we’re dealing with a budget device, so the materials are… economic, to be kind about it. For 120 euro you also get a GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot and a videocall camera. The battery life is supposed to be about 4 hours and we’ll learn more once we test the device for ourselves.