Acer offers a line of low-cost Android tablets with 7 inch screens. While there are a few different models, Acer confusingly sells all these tablets under Iconia One name. Go figure.
Anyway, there are a few Iconia One 7 models with Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ dual-core processors and prices ranging from $90 to $140.
Now it looks like Acer is getting ready to launch new models featuring faster Intel Atom Z3735G quad-core Bay Trail chips.
The new models will still be sold under the Iconia One 7 name, but they’ll have model numbers starting with B1-750. Tablets with Clover Trail+ chips have model numbers starting with B1-730.
Acer also offers a B1-720 tablet with a MediaTek ARM-based processor, but that model isn’t part of the One family.
Anyway, the new Iconia One B1-750 isn’t on the Acer website yet, but it showed up at French store PC21 recently, and you can see specs for the tablets at the GFXBench website as well.
While the new model has a speedier processor, it’s still very much a budget tablet that sells for about 100 Euros. It’ll probably sell for around $100 to $150 in the US.
It features a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB to 16GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot. The tablet has a 5MP rear camera with auto-focus, and a 0.3MP front-facing camera. The tablet features 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth.
via AcerManiak, Mobile Geeks, and Svet Androida
Exactly what we all need – another lackluster budget tablet.
Not everyone needs higly priced tablets!
Tablet price is market dependent, where I live Acer Iconia B1 is the best tablet from big companies for the money, this and Asus MemoPad 7.
Of course not, but why would You choose it when you have a handful of other companies offering pretty much the thing, with nothing to set this thing apart other than a different brand sticker on front? Hell, even the pricing is about the same.
Same goes for the yawn-inducing w8 tablets. The industry should really move forward beyond those crappy resolutions.
I agree that generally there is nothing spectacular in these budget tablets and neither should it be for the first generations.
Second generation, on the other hand, should set itself apart somehow and this is where additional GB of RAM or GPS/compass and/or additional USB/HDMI ports would come in hand!
But as mentioned, this looks like race to the bottom of the price bucket and no one can stops this right now, big manufactureres will have to wake up themselves :D!
I for one can buy budget Android tablet for 69 euros which has dual core ARM, 1Gig of RAM and 1280×800 IPS screen, only thing it lacks is BT+GPS module, yet it comes in aluminum unibody design, go figure regarding long term durability from smaller brands like Prestigio, but its there, if they can sell something for 30-50 euros cheaper, then big companies should-could have put something more into their cheap tablets to set them apart!
The same goes for W8 tablets, current(second) generation of affordable W8 tablets looks to be all about whos gonna make cheapest one, halving RAM, storage… At the moment I can get my hands on Miix 2 8 for less than 185 euros and Acer W4 for less than 160 euros when its on sale, both come with good design, good build, looks and have 2GB of RAM, Lenovos offer even has 64Gb of storage while Acer has 32Gb and bigger battery!
I want in next years bottom-budget <150eur W8 to have at least 2GB RAM standart and 4GB standart for <200eur ones.
I dont think Im asking too much :D!
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