Update January 27, 2013: Acer Iconia B1 tablet is available for purchase at Rs 8200 in India. So that comes to $ 150 calculating exchange rate as $1 = Rs 54. We think that import duty and custom charges might have increased the price of it to $ 150.
Acer and Asus are the arch rivals in competition whether it comes to tablet PC or smartphones. Asus manufactured Google Nexus 7 is currently the most sold tablet PC and we hear that Asus & Google are preparing for the next gen one of the cheapest tablet at $ 99. Acer is also seen preparing to decreased the price of the tablet after their successful line up of Iconia Tab. Coming out of the benchmarks is Acer Iconia B1 tablet.
Acer Iconia B1
Acer Iconia B1 tablet will compete with the cheaper Google Nexus 7 and both will be out in Q2, 2013. We see that Acer Iconia B1 tab has passed through the various certification process and it would be introduced with almost competing specifications of top selling tablets. The device features 7 inches capacitive touchscreen display providing a maximum resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The device will feature 1.2 Ghz dual core MediaTek mobile processor along with 512 MB RAM and it comes with 8 Gb internal storage capacity.
Iconia B1 tablet will run on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS and it will be very much thinner than the Nexus 7. The 7″ display screen will provide a maximum resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and it will include 2710 mAH battery.
Acer Iconia B1 has the following specifications –
- 7” LCD touchscreen display
- 1024 x 600 pixels resolution
- 1.2 Ghz MediaTek MTK 8317T mobile processor
- 512 MB RAM
- 8 GB internal memory
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS
- Wi Fi, Wi Fi tether
- Micro SD card support 32 GB
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS module
- 2710 mAh battery
At the above given Indian price, its available for purchase online at Infibeam. It will be also sold at Acer authorized dealers in India very soon.
Dual Core processor is a big plus
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
7210 mAh battery is quite low
First assumed to be priced at $ 99 and it been sold in India at Rs 8200, means that for United States consumers this is a worth buy device.