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Acer launches 7″ Iconia B1 tablet with Jelly Bean in India for Rs. 7,999
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Acer launches 7″ Iconia B1 tablet with Jelly Bean in India for Rs. 7,999

Tablet market is exploding and there is a tablet for every price range but the bigger brands have shied away from sub 10K price range.  Now Acer has taken the battle right into the crowded low-cost tablet ring and giving warning bells to the likes of Micromax and Karbonn and host of other smaller brands.

As reported earlier Asus launched its Iconia B1 tablet with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) for a sugary price of Rs. 7,999.


Unveiled last week at CES, Acer Iconia B1 has a 7-inch display with 1024×600 resolution and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Mediatek processor (MTK 8317T).  The  512MB RAM might not be impressive number  and it comes with a  8GB internal storage, with an microSD card expandable upto 32 GB. Connectivity options on the Acer Iconia B1 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and Micro-USB. Also nested is a 0.3-megapixel front VGA camera for video calls.

Though the specs might not be a powerhouse, for a price point of Rs.7,999 and a tablet running on Android Jelly Bean OS and flashing a big brand sticker, its quiet a good deal.

Acer Iconia B1-A71 Tech specifications

  • 7-inch diagonal WSVGA capacitive multitouch screen
  • 1024×600 resolution display
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system
  • Mediatek dual-core 1.2GHz processor (MTK 8317T)
  • 512MB DDR3 memory
  • 8GB of internal storage with microSD expansion slot with up to 32GB support
  • Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth wireless technology 4.0
  • GPS
  • Micro-USB  with USB 2.0
  • 3.5mm headset/headphone/microphone jack
  • Internal speaker
  • Front-facing 0.3-megapixel camera
  • 2,710 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 197.4 mm x 128.5 mm x 11.3 mm
  • Weight: 320 g
0 16 January, 2013 News January 16, 2013

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