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Acer Iconia B1-A71 Announced At CES 2013, Aims At The Cheap 7-inch Tablet Segment

After a Bulgarian website reviewed the Acer Iconia B1-A71 ahead of the official announcement, the China-based company has now unveiled its new tablet at CES.

The 7-inch tablet running on Android Jelly Bean will hit the market to compete with Google’s Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire and other devices in the segment, and even though the manufacturer didn’t announce the price of the Acer Iconia B1-A71, rumor has it that it will be sold for $150 or less.

As it was mentioned in the first unofficial review, the Acer Iconia B1-A71 packs a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels, placing it under the touch panel of the Nexus 7 or Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

Acer Iconia B1-A71 is underpinned by a dual-core MediaTek 8317 CPU at 1.2 GHz, paired with 512 MB of RAM. The technical specifications list includes 8 GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, and a front-facing camera with 0.3 megapixel sensor.

The cheap 7-inch tablet leaves the factory gates with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on board and weighs in around 320 grams. The battery that powers the Acer Iconia B1-A71 is a 2,170 mAh unit.

The China-based company describes the Acer Iconia B1-A71 as “ideal for new users or the families that opt for a second tablet for the kids.” 

Since it runs on Android Jelly Bean, you will have access to Google Play Store and over 750,000 applications.

At the same tech event, Acer also announced three other 10-inch tablets running on Android Jelly Bean.