The tablet will be available with a starting price below $150/€115
Acer Iconia B1 leaked a few weeks ago and has already been previewed, so we know most of the tablet’s specs sheet.Today, the slate was officially unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show 2013 (CES) trade fair and it looks like most of the previous leaks were accurate.
The Iconia B1 measures 197.4 x 128.5 x 11.3mm and weighs only 320g (battery included), which makes it one of the lightest 7-inch tablets on the market, Acer claims.
Acer also confirmed the tablet would ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and that it would pack a powerful 1.2 GHz dual-core MTK 8317T processor.
Acer Iconia B1 will be available on the market in the coming weeks with a starting price lower than $150/€115, which makes it extremely competitive in emerging markets, such as India and China.
The tablet’s 7-inch WSVGA capacitive touchscreen display supports 1024 x 600 pixels resolution. A VGA front-facing camera is available as well, which supports HD (720p) video recording.
The Iconia B1 packs only 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
It also offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, along with GPS and microUSB 2.0 (charging and PC connect).
Acer Iconia B1 drains energy from a rather small-capacity 2,710 mAh battery, which is probably one of the reasons it’s so light. No word on the standby and usage time yet.
According to Acer, “the Iconia B1 is an affordable entry level device to the wide family of Acer products and is designed for the everyday usage of Modern Day Explorers – in this case young explorers or busy mobile explorers. The Iconia B1 is, like its Acer family products, a device which provides the most premium experience at its price point.”