December 20th 2012 7:59 am


At just 11.3 ounces Acer is looking to make the B1-A71 Android tablet as pocket friendly as possible. The B1 has a dual-core 1.2GHz processor on the side and 8 or 16GB of storage plus a microSD slot for even more storage. The latest tablet from Acer will retail for $150.

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Engadget Jan 8, 2013

Overall, the build quality and screen aren't nearly as nice as what you'll get on the Nexus 7. Still, for $150 it could be tempting for folks who think even $200 is a lot to spend on a tablet.

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Laptop Magazine Jan 7, 2013

While the B1 will likely be tweaked before it’s released stateside, it’s clear that Acer isn’t shy about undercutting the Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

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Pocket-Lint Jan 9, 2013

Acer told us that it sees this as a tablet you can give to your kids, and not worry what happens to it. And to be fair, it felt pretty solid to us too, so even kids might struggle to break it.

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TrustedReviews Jan 9, 2013

In fairness to Acer, the Iconia B1 appears to function reasonably well, but the serious screen issues would be enough to make us recommend forking out that bit extra for a Google Nexus 7 if at all possible.

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IntoMobile Jan 9, 2013

While the specs of the Iconia B1 might not blow most of us away, it is an amazing offering for the price. It offers some things other similarly priced tablets do not, namely a microSD slot access and Android Jelly Bean.

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