Acer Iconia B1-720 right facing

Acer Unveils the Budget-Minded 7-inch Iconia B1 Android Tablet

January 3, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Acer’s second tablet they are announcing today is the Acer Iconia B1. This one is a 7-inch tablet that starts at $129.99. Acer doesn’t mention what the resolution of this display is, but I’d suspect it’s around 1024 x 768 resolution. It’s also sporting a 1.3GHz dual-core processor, which again Acer doesn’t mention who’s making that processor, but I’d guess it’s a MediaTek processor. There’s also 1GB of RAM inside, along with a microSD card slot inside. The Acer Iconia B1 is sporting Android 4.2.1 at launch. Hopefully we’ll see an update to Android 4.4 – KitKat since it is made for lower-end products like the Iconia B1.

Similar to the Iconia A1-830, the Iconia B1 is also launching with some accessories. Acer is offering a protection case that is available in multiple colors. The case guards against scratches and acts as a stand to let users read, type, and play on their tablet. This is the Acer B1-720. Which does come with 16GB of Storage and is WiFi only. Acer is going to be releasing this one in North America in mid-January at a price of $129.99.

For a price of $129, I think this is probably the best tablet you can buy. Now I’m not saying it’s the best tablet to buy, but for this price it probably is. We see many tablets from manufacturers we’ve never heard of selling these Android tablets at this price. But here we have Acer, a company we know and trust. So if you’re just looking for a cheap Android tablet, this is a good choice. But if you can afford to spend another $100 on a tablet, I’d suggest the Nexus 7 (2013). As it’s got a much better display and processor, in my opinion.

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