Pricing on tablets for the Android OS has always been competitive, look at the best-selling Google Nexus 7″ tab which costs just £159 and has a great spec, certainly that to rival the expensive Apple tablets. However in keeping with Google’s plan in bringing tablet computing to the masses and not just the few, the new Acer 7″ tablet is a fully functional, latest version Jelly Bean Android version (4.1.2) priced at a lowly £99 in UK supermarkets from today.
Spotted in ASDA (click here to order online) and Sainsbury’s from yesterday, the Acer Iconia B1 7″ tab undercuts the best-selling Kindle Fire by £30 and is sure to be a national hit with users who currently don’t have a current tablet or want another, low-cost one for their kids to mess around with. It might not set the world on fire with specs but is more than adequate for everyday Internet use, emails, browsing and office tasks, plus the Angry Birds game too.
Basic specs are:
1.2Ghz dual core processor
8 Gb storage ram, 512K working memory
2 megapixel front facing camera, supporting 720p
High resolution 1024×600 colour display
A few tests at the recent CES show in Las Vegas relieved it was smooth in operation, produced no lag and looks like any regular Android tablet, maybe just a tad thicker.
So, if you want to get into Android but don’t want to fork out for a Google or Samsung offering, then maybe the Acer Iconia B1 tablet might be just the ticket.
Have a great weekend..