Acer Iconia B1 Prototype gets Reviewed Before Announcement

January 4, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

We’ve been hearing rumors of this super-budget Acer Iconia tablet lately. Now a full review has popped up over at tablet.bg, so we have complete specs and plenty of pictures. This seems to be similar to the full review the Nexus 4 had before Google announced it in late-October of last year. Now on the specs side we’ve got:

  • 7-inch 1024×600 resolution display
  • MediaTek 8317 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Weighs 308g
  • 10Wh battery
  • WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS
  • Android 4.1.2 – Jelly Bean

So if this is a $99 tablet, the specs really back that up. There’s no sense in paying more than that for a tablet with these kind of specs. The review also mentioned that Jelly Bean runs pretty smooth on the device, which is surprising since it’s only got 512MB of RAM. There was also no SIM card slot, so that throws out the option of cellular data on this tablet. In AnTuTu Benchmark the Iconia Tab B1 scored a 6814, which measures the speed of the CPU, RAM and graphics card. Of course it scored lower than the Nexus 7, which has twice the RAM and a much more powerful processor.

According to this review, it looks like it’s a pretty good tablet for one in the super cheap price range. This I’d expect would compete with all those Chinese knockoffs that are on sale for $50 and lower. If Acer can price this right, they can have an okay seller here. Probably not a best seller though. Down below we have some more pictures of the device. You can also read the full review by hitting the source link below.

I’d expect Acer to announce this at CES this week and have it on display for everyone to check out and play with. Although I can’t see a lot of people recommending this over the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire. Who’s interested in the Acer Iconia B1 tablet? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Tablet.bg (translated)