Acer Tab 7 launches in China for just $99
Acer isn’t one to shy away from cheap Android devices, in fact the company is pretty much only known in the mobile world for its budget offerings. So it’s no surprise then that it has brought out yet another such device, the Tab 7.
As is obvious, we’re dealing with a 7-inch Android tablet here, though one that for now seems limited to China, where it’s been listed by JD.com, but is currently sold out.
The tablet’s main claim to fame has to be its price. At 599 yuan ($99), it’s one of the cheapest tablets we’ve ever heard of. With that price, it’s clear that it’s low-end, though.
It comes with a 7-inch 1,024×600 touchscreen, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, a 1.3 MP rear camera, a VGA front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, and a 3,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Acer has already announced the Iconia B1-720 for the US market, and it was already very affordable at $130, but the Tab 7 takes things even further. Not to mention that although it’s cheaper, its CPU is clocked 200 MHz higher than that in the B1.
However, don’t expect the Tab 7 to make it to the US – it would make virtually no sense for Acer to offer two devices that are so close to each other in terms of specs.