CES 2013: Acer Iconia B1-A71 Launched, A Cheap Android Jelly Bean-powered 7-inch Slate
The first review of the Acer Iconia B1-A71 has been made by a Bulgarian site, though the device hadn’t been officially announced. Now, the Chinese company has finally revealed it at the Consumer Electronics Show.
The Iconia B1-A71 is a tablet with a 7-inch screen that runs on Android Jelly Bean. The handset is meant to be a strong rival for more popular competitors like Amazon’s Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7 developed by Google. The price tag for the device is reportedly going to be around $150, although Acer did not give any details concerning the matter.
In terms of specs, the Acer Iconia B1-A71 is not quite appealing as the Nexus 7 and the Kindle fire. For instance, it the display has the same size, but the resolution is only 1024 x 600 pixels, compared to the one of its competitors, which is HD.
The tablet is powered by a dual-core MediaTek 8317 CPU at 1.2 GHz, and it sports %12MB of RAM. Among other specs we can name its front-facing camera with 0.3 megapixel sensor, its internal storage which is limited at 8GB and a microSD card slot.
As said before, the tablet runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and it weighs around 320 grams. Also, it comes with a 2170mAh battery.
Acer is proud of its new product and says that its best feature will be its low price. The company refers to the Iconia B1-A71 as “ideal for new users or the families that opt for a second tablet for the kids.” Of course, it can be customized with lost of applications as the users will have access to Google’s Play Store.
Apart from the Iconia B1-A71, Acer also unveiled three other Android tablets, but all having a 10-inch display.