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Acer Announces the Iconia B1-A71, An Entry Level 7-inch Jelly Bean Tablet

Acer Announces the Iconia B1-A71, An Entry Level 7-inch Jelly Bean Tablet

 

The Acer Iconia B1-A71 isn't a surprise to us. It was revealed in several leaked images and a FCC listing weeks ago, which hinted of its impending announcement. 

Announced earlier at CES 2013, the Iconia B1-A71 is targeted at first time tablet buyers, families who are looking for a second tablet for their children, and consumers who want a mobile companion on-the-go. Therefore, do not expect the Acer tablet to come with the latest technologies and hardware components.

The Iconia B1-A71 is powered by a dual-core MediaTek 1.2GHz processor and 512MB RAM. Despite its mediocre specs, the Acer tablets runs on Android Jelly Bean. It has a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels. Other specs include: 

  • 8GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS
  • 3.5mm audio output jack
  • Front facing 0.3-megapixel camera
  • 2,710mAh battery
  • 197.4 x 128.5 x 11.3mm
  • 320g

At point of publication, Acer has not provided a specific time frame for the availability of the tablet. However, it states that the Iconia B1-A71 will have a retail price of below US$150. In the meantime, let's see how the Acer Iconia B1-A71 fares against the Android tablets: - 

 

Specifications Acer Iconia B1-A71 Google Nexus 7 Amazon Kindle Fire Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite
Operating System
  • Android Jelly Bean
  • Android 4.1
  • Google Android 4.0.3
  • Google Android 4.0.3
Processor
  • MediaTek dual-core 1.2GHz
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.2GHz
  • TI OMAP4460 dual-core 1.2GHz
  • Single-core 1.2GHz
Built-in Memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB RAM
Display
  • 7-inch display / 1024 x 600 pixels
  • 7-inch back-lit IPS / 1280 x 800 pixels
  • 7-inch IPS LCD / 1280 x 800 pixels
  • 7-inch IPS LCD / 1024 x 600 pixels
Camera
  • 0.3-megapixel front camera
  • 1.2-megapixel front camera
  • HD camera front-facing
  • 3.2-megapixel rear camera
  • 0.3-megapixel front camera
Battery
  • 2710mAh battery
  • 4325mAh
  • 4440mAh
  • 4100mAh
Storage
  • 8GB
    (microSD support up to 32GB)
  • 16GB/32GB
  • 16GB/32GB
  • 8GB
    (microSD support up to 32GB)
Dimensions
  • 197.4 x 128.5 x 11.3mm
  • 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
  • 193 x 137 x 10.3mm
  • 192 x 120 x 11mm
Weight
  • 320g
  • 340g
  • 395g
  • 370g
Price
  • Below US$150
  • US$199 (16GB)
     
  • US$249 (32GB Wi-Fi)
    US$299 (32GB Wi-Fi + 3G)
  • US$199 (16GB)
     
  • US$249 (32GB)
  • S$328 (estimated US$267)

 Source: Engadget

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