While low-priced tablets are nothing new in the market, they are consisted of non-branded or also known as white box tablets that usually originated from China. Apparently, Acer is planning to change that early next year with its upcoming Android-based Acer Iconia B1 tablet which will be priced at RM 303 (USD 99).
According to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal which cited an anonymous industry source (as usual), the tablet will be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and features a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024×600. The source has also confirms the authenticity of Acer Iconia B1’s pictures that were leaked into the net recently.
If you already felt allured by Acer Iconia B1’s rather affordable price tag, hold your horses – the report also pointed out that the tablet’s actual pricing will be determined on country-by-country basis. In addition to that, WSJ also reported that Acer is also planning to release a low-priced Intel-based Windows 8 tablet at around the same time but didn’t elaborate much on it.
It is hard to say much until we actually see the real thing but if Acer is able offer Iconia B1 tablet at around the same price range here in Malaysia, it is needless to say that the tablet will surely grab some attention from local consumers.