Acer has begun its assault for the low-mid end tablet market priced very competitive. The manufacturer has long stated through its representatives that it plans to launch a great deal of tablets, all priced very affordable and up to the quality standards Acer has used us with.
The Acer Iconia B1 was long rumored to be a very competitive product on the 7-inch tablet market that is already packed with great devices. The low-end tablet has made an appearance for MWC 2013 and is every bit what we expected from the rumors. It is designed for the low-end tablet market and features a hardware configuration based on the Mediatek chip that is known to deliver more then acceptable performance at low costs. The manufacturer advertises its newest tablet as the perfect companion for children and families. It weights 320 grams and is one of the lightest devices in its category.
The 1.2 Ghz Mediatek chip inside the Iconia B1 should deliver very good performance and the tablet runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There is a 7-inch WSVGA (1,024 x 600) capacitive display and the Google Play Store comes pre-installed giving access to over 700.000 apps. The tablet will be offered in 8 and 16 GB storage options, complete with a microSD card slot for expansion. The Acer Iconia B1-A71 16GB will be available immediately in Europe, Middle East and Africa with a starting price of €139. The Acer Iconia B1-A71 8GB is available since mid-January at a starting price of €119