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Acer confirms they're working on a "less than $150" Jelly Bean-powered, 7-inch tablet

Acer confirms plans of "less than $150" 7-inch tablet

By Anthony Garreffa | Jan 7, 2013 08:44 pm CST

CES 2013 - Acer have confirmed the rumors that they were working on a 7-inch tablet that would be priced at around $99 - but it won't quite reach that sub-$100 price point unfortunately.


The tablet in question is the unreleased 7-inch Acer Iconia B1-A71, which will debut at "less than $150". We should expect a $149.99 price tag, which would make sense, as it's still "under $150". It will sport Android Jelly Bean as its mobile OS and the company describers the tablet as "the most premium experience at its price point".

Acer have confirmed some of the rumored specifications - and it does not look too bad at all - I'm loving the idea of microSD expansion for a sub-$150 tablet, nice work Acer!

  • Android Jelly Bean operating system
  • Mediatek dual-core 1.2GHz processor (MTK 8317T)
  • 7-inch WSVGA capacitive multitouch screen with 1024 x 600 resolution display
  • 8GB of internal storage, 512MB DDR3 memory
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth wireless technology 4.0 GPS
  • 3.5mm headset/headphone/microphone jack
  • MicroSD expansion slot with up to 32GB support
  • Front-facing 0.3-megapixel webcam
  • Rechargeable 2,710 mAh battery
  • Micro-USB (charging and PC connect) with USB 2.0
  • Dimensions: 197.4 mm x 128.5 mm x 11.3 mm
  • Weight: 320 g
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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