Acer Iconia B1 now available in the UK for just £99
The Acer Iconia B1 has gone on sale in the UK. As you’d expect, it’s incredibly cheap. The $149 price that Acer announced for its tablet in the US has translated into £99 in the UK, which is almost 1 for 1 parity. Needless to say, that’s not something you see often in the mobile world.
So what are you going to get for the incredibly low price? Well, the Iconia B1 is definitely no high-end device, but considering the price, it’s got pretty decent innards. It comes with a 7-inch 1,024×600 touchscreen, a dual-core 1.2 GHz MediaTek processor, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of built-in storage, microSD card support, a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2,710 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The worst things on that list are undoubtedly the limited RAM and the battery capacity. But if you don’t plan on multitasking a lot, and are usually near a power socket – this is a brand new tablet that costs £99! And it runs Android Jelly Bean. True, not the latest version, but then again most high-end (and significantly more expensive) tablets don’t either.