backtop


Print 16 comment(s) - last by nocturne.. on Jan 8 at 5:28 PM


Acer Iconia B1-A71
Acer gets in on the budget tablet market

We heard some rumblings late last month that Acer was on the verge of releasing a $99 Android-based tablet for emerging markets. Well, that tablet is here, but the $99 rumored price tag is MIA.
 
Instead, we get the Iconia B1-A71 that features a 1.2GHz Mediatek processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage space (a microSD can expand support to 32GB), and a 1024x600 display. Interestingly, the small tablet only features a 0.3MP front-facing camera and doesn't have a standard rear-shooter. The tablet doesn't even break the one-pound mark, weighing in at just 11.3 ounces.
 
The budget Android Jelly Bean tablet will set you back $150 bucks, but Acer still hasn’t provided a release date yet.
 
There is already competition in this price bracket from Amazon and Barnes and Noble, but those tablets both run hacked up versions of Android (unless you install a hacked version of Android yourself). Acer may be able to carve out a niche for itself with a relatively cheap tablet that can still run the full gamut of Android apps.

Source: Acer



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

Why so much hate?
By Rott3nHIppi3 on 1/8/2013 11:02:51 AM , Rating: 2
For a product that's barely hit the market, I'm surprised at the number of Acer Hater posts here. I just bought my 7 yr old a "Visual Land Connect 9" for Xmas for $85 off of Amazon. Its bulky, a bit dark, and not very fast. But to her... its the shiznit and hasn't put it down since she unwrapped it. And to be honest... it works just fine; no app issues or WiFi issues or lockups or anything. I'd consider this Acer model (as an upgrade) any day considering some of the really cheap products already available.




"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere." -- Isaac Asimov














botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki