Acer is aiming low with its latest Android tablets… at least in terms of price. The company’s new Iconia B1-720 is a 7 inch tablet with a suggested retail price of $130.

It’s expected to launch in North America in mid-January.

Acer Iconia B1-720

The Acer Iconia B1-720 features a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB of storage. It has front-facing speakers and support for 10-point multitouch.

But you have to cut a few corners to bring the price down to $130. Acer promises only up to 5 hours of battery life, for instance, and the tablet will ship with Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean rather than the newer Android 4.4 KitKt.

The tablet also has only a front-facing camera.

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8 replies on “Acer introduces a 7 inch, $130 Android tablet”

  1. Not bad at all – so far, this is about the only <$150 tablet other than the Nook HD to include a MicroSD slot.

    1. Actually, ASUS has a pretty good option as well, the MeMo Pad HD7. Quad-core processor, 1 GB ram, 16 GB storage and SD card slot. I just bought one for $130 and have been pretty stinking pleased with it. 🙂

      1. Nice. I’m happy enough with my Nook HD for now, and it was only $70. 🙂 Just glad to see more of these showing up with SD slots.

        1. All tablets have memory slots. Tethered endpoints to ecosystems don’t. Seriously, it costs pennies to add a slot and a bit of plastic to cover it up and all tablet form factor devices have the space inside. The only reason to remove it from the reference design is to help lock the user to the manufacturer’s cloud based content. It usually doesn’t even slow people from rooting and reflashing a device, it is really down to pure spite when a manufacturer leaves the slot off.

          Same goes for almost all phones, they can at least include one inside the battery hatch with the sim. Except for some really thin ones which probably don’t have the space inside… and this disturbing trend toward phones totally glued shut. Could understand it if they were waterproof but they always have a charging/usb/video port and usually a headphone port.

    2. Hisense Sero 7 Pro and a spate of others feature card slots at this price or less.

  2. …and it’s a dual core compare to other tablets in this segment and price range that have quad core processors and better screens.
    This price is too high for what they are giving you IMO.
    This is speced like an 80-90 dollar tablet.

    1. Eh. Quad-core isn’t necessarily better than dual-core. I have found that I can’t tell the difference most of the time, and there have been cases where a dual-core tablet outperformed a quad-core tablet.

      Take the Hisense Sero 7 Pro (Tegra 3 CPU) and the Nook HD+ (TI Omaps). When it comes to streaming Amazon instant video (one of my stress tests) the latter tablet was actually the more capable tablet.
      https://www.the-digital-reader.com/2014/01/01/want-amazon-instant-video-android-tablet-heres-install/

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