Acer has been a leading manufacturer when it comes to low cost devices, and often their smartphones and tablets are priced cheaper than competitors which sometimes gives Acer the edge they need to compete against some of the more popular brands like Samsung. Their most recent device launch and release is the Acer Tab 7 which they launched in China, and is literally a new low for Acer. It comes in priced at just $99 which normally might send out some red flags to consumers, but when you see some of the benchmarks where it’s outperforming the Acer B1 which is available here in the US, it’s hard to ignore as an option for purchase. Whether that ever happens or not is another story.
The price is definitely the selling point of the Tab 7, but the fact that Acer was able to fit in some pretty decent specs is a bonus that is worth mentioning. It holds a resolution of 1024×600, but that’s not really the impressive part, as the Tab 7 and its 1.5GHz dual-core processor clock in at 200MHz higher than the B1, which also costs more money at an extra $30. More performance power for less money is always good, and we applaud Acer for achieving this feat. The front camera isn’t as impressive, with it being only VGA quality, and the rear camera follows the same path as it’s only a 1.3MP. The Tab 7 comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage space, so while it isn’t the most impressive in terms of memory, it should do for whatever you would use a tablet that costs under $100 for. The nice thing is that Acer was able to get a microSD slot in even though the tablet is dirt cheap.
Software wise, the Acer Tab 7 comes pre-installed with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and has a 3,000mAh battery to support your daily use of activities on the device. Wifi and Bluetooth are also present here. Seeing as how the Tab 7 stacks up pretty nicely against the B1, it sounds pretty enticing now that we know it outperforms it. Sadly though, we may never see this device hit the US or other regions as it seems to be a China specific release according to gsmarena. Should we learn that it will get released here, or that Acer will at least offer a variant with the same specs, we’ll be sure to update you. Do any of you own Acer devices? Let us know what you think about the Tab 7 in the comments.