Acer announced a family tablet cheaper than $ 150


    Even before Christmas, rumors appeared that Acer will release an Android tablet for about $ 99. This may still be true, writes AllThingsD, but yesterday a Taiwanese company presented its new Acer Iconia B1 tablet at the CES international exhibition, without giving its exact price.

    Instead, it was said that a seven-inch tablet on Android Jelly Bean will cost less than $ 150 and is intended for new tablet users or for families who need a second device for children.

    The price will be the key difference between Iconia B1 and other devices, such as the 199-dollar Nexus 7. Of course, this affected the tablet itself: for example, the touch screen has a resolution of only 1024 x 600 pixels - like the original Kindle Fire - and only 0.3- megapixel front camera.

    Only an 8-gigabyte model will be released, but a microSD slot is provided. The tablet will use a dual-core 1.2 gigahertz processor Mediatek.

    The authors of AllThingsD had the opportunity to hold the Iconia B1-A71 in their hands, and according to them, it certainly looks and feels like a budget tablet. The pixels are much more noticeable than on the Nexus 7. Due to the plastic case and the electro-blue edges, it looks almost like a toy - although, in general, children are one of Iconia B1's target audiences.

    The tablet also targets novice tablet users, especially in emerging markets. The Iconia B1 will be launched first in South America next month. North America will be the second phase of the launch.

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