While it might be not be as cheap as what it has been previously rumored, Acer Iconia B1-A71’s price tag of under RM 456 (USD 150) is still quite attractive. Officially announced by Acer just moments ago, the 7-inch tablet is targeted for new and young users as well as an additional tablet for a family.
It is actually quite obvious on how Acer managed to keep the tablet’s price down. For starters, it is only equipped with 8GB worth of internal storage which is fortunately is expandable via MicroSD card. Furthermore, it doesn’t come with any cellular network capability and rear camera. Instead, the tablet is equipped with only Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as a 0.3-megapixels front-facing camera.
On another hand, the new Acer Iconia B1-A71 runs on Android Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1.2GHz Mediatek 8317T dual-core processor together with 512MB of DDR3 RAM which are not too shabby at all. Weights at 320g, other features included into the tablet are 7-inch capacitive multitouch display with a resolution of 1024×600, built-in speaker, 3.5mm audio jack, USB 2.0 micro-USB port, GPS and 2710mAh battery.
All in all, the new Acer Iconia B1-A71 is pretty much in the same class as Google Nexus 7 by ASUS but is it attractive enough for Malaysian consumers? Well, we believe that will be up on its actual price tag once or if Acer Malaysia actually decides to release it in our market.
Syefri “Chapree” Zulkefli is an industry mainstay that has made his bones in the eSports, gaming and tech community for almost a decade.
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