You remember that unusually-named, but super sexy Acer Iconia B1-A71 tablet we talked about recently? Well while Acer did mention the Jelly Bean-powered tablet would have an some fairly modest internal features, it failed to mention how much the device will cost, while neglecting to tell us exactly when the device would go on sale in Europe, the Middle East and Africa— until now. It has confirmed that the devices will launch in select markets starting next week. The set price will go for €119… which is around $155 USD. Not too shabby indeed.
While you lucky folks await the arrival of the awesome tablet— why not just remind yourselves of how awesome it is by checking out the hands-on video? You’ll be glad you did.
Yesterday Acer announced the release of their new Acer Iconia B1-A71 tablet device. Coming loaded with a dual-core 1.2GHz cpu, 512MB of RAM, a 7-inch screen, and 8GB of storage, Acer is aiming this device squarely at the budget-minded tablet buyer. The expectation is that the price will come in at less that $150. If you are wondering how a modestly equipped tablet from Acer will perform, you can check out our hands on video after the break. Read more
With the dawn of the Nexus 7, we’ve seen the cost of tablets continue to come down (watch out Apple). Today at CES, Acer is showing us that the cost of tablets will continue to plummet while demand for the computing slates rises. Acer just announced the Iconia B1-A71, a 7-inch tablet that is aimed at the budget-conscious crowd. The tablet is expected to come in at the sub-$150 price range and boasts some pretty decent specs, considering the cost. Inside Acer’s offering you’ll find a dual-core 1.2GHz processor from Mediatek, 512MB of RAM, a 7-inch WSVGA screen, 8GB of storage, a 2710 mAh battery and a front facing 0.3-megapixel camera. The tablet comes in at 11.3 ounces and is a mere 11.3mm thin. Not too bad for a budget device. We’re thinking 2013 will shape up to be the year of affordable tablets. Now if only Google would release that rumored $99 Nexus.
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