Acer Iconia One 7 is a budget Android tablet

There was a time when Acer’s Android tablet lineup included premium models with high-resolution displays, speedy processors, and other high-end features. These days it seems like Acer is taking a different approach and aiming low.

The company introduced a $130 tablet called the Iconia B1-720 in January, and now it looks like another low-end model is on the way.

A budget Android tablet called the Acer Iconia One 7 passed through the FCC this week.

Update: It looks like there may be multiple models. In addition to the ARM-based version featured below, a second model with an Intel processor hit the FCC recently.

acer iconia one 7

The tablet also showed up the the FutureMark benchmark site recently and received some coverage from Taiwanese press in February. So we have a pretty good idea of what to expect:

  • 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel TFT LCD display
  • 1.5 GHz VIA WonderMedia WM8880 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU
  • ARM Mali-400MP2 graphics
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB storage + microSD card slot
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 802.11n WiFi (no Bluetooth or GPS)
  • 1.9MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery

US pricing hasn’t been announced, but based on the specs and overseas pricing I’d expect to see the Acer Iconia One 7 sell for somewhere between $99 to $149.

  • Rabidmob

    It needs a 720p display.

    • ChameleonX

      720p should be the minimum for tablets. Like, c’mon it’s 2014!

  • Michael Thompson

    Meh-worthy. There, I said it.

  • Rick Dees

    I felt a deep sadness when i saw the inclusion of a WM8880 processor.

  • anodnd

    it’s pretty funny that this budget tablet is better than my first tablet

    • beomagi

      Depends on how far back you’re going. My first was a nokia N800. Redefine pokey!

  • Jonno

    802.11n WiFi (no Bluetooth or GPS)
    That’s the most telling stat, and why this should sell like hot cakes. Pick the bones out of that NSA.