ASUS and Google are not the only one releasing ultra-cheap Android tablets. Today, Acer is also taking its shot at the ultra-cheap Android tablet market with its new Iconia tablet – the B1-A71 (Seriously, Acer? You could not come up with a better name?).
The Iconia B1 sports a 7-inch display with 1024 x 600 display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Mediatek processor along with 8GB of internal memory and only 512MB of RAM. The 0.3MP camera in the front should be barely sufficient for video chatting. While the Mediatek processor is not really impressive, Jelly Bean should help in at least providing lag-free experience to users. The killer feature of this 7-inch tablet, however, is its extremely cheap price of $150.
Acer is looking to hurt the sales of the ultra-cheap Android tablets from various Chinese OEMs with its new $150 tablet. However, if you can, spend the extra $50 and get the Nexus 7 from Google. For just $50 extra, the overall usability and experience jump from this Iconia B1 tablet to the Nexus 7 will be worth it.