We’ve been hearing quite a lot on Acer’s latest push towards the 7-inch budget-friendly tablet niche, so it’s no wonder CES 2013 practically opened with Iconia B’s official intro. The tab’s full name is Iconia B1-A71 after all but besides that, today’s announcement doesn’t bring a whole lot of news.
We’ve known for a while that Acer’s 7-incher will be coming with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in tow and with a 1,024 x 600 pixels resolution panel, so no surprises there. It was also almost set in stone that a dual-core 1.2 GHz MediaTek CPU will be powering the device, coupled with 512 MB of RAM. Even the 8 GB of internal memory, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and microSD support were all known.
What’s new is the battery’s worryingly meager 2,710 mAh capacity and also Iconia B1’s very slim profile (320 grams weight and 11.3 mm thickness). There’s also official word on the pricing now, but that only mentions the Iconia B1-A71 “will be available with a starting price less than $150”. Does that mean $149? $120? $100? We shall see soon, so stay tuned.