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If Acer's recent entry into the "budget" tablet market – the Iconia Tab A110 – still wasn't light enough on the wallet for you, then maybe the company's latest offering will be. Announced just today, the Iconia Tab B1-A71 is a 7" slate with pretty meager specs, and a price tag to match:

  • 7" 1024x600 display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Mediatek MTK 8317T processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 8GB built-in storage with microSD card slot
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • Android 4.1

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While Acer hasn't announced when the B1-A71 will be available, it has said the tablet will be released with a price "under $150." Woo.

To go along with its new offering to the budget tablet world, Acer is also expanding its AcerCloud service to all Android and iOS mobile devices. Starting later this month, owners of Acer PCs will be able to dedicate a small portion of their hard drive for file sharing via AcerCloud, which includes documents, pictures, and music. The service will be bundled with all new Acer PCs starting in Q2 of 2013.

AcerCloud PR

Acer today announced the Iconia B1-A71 tablet targeted at young or new users or families looking for an additional tablet for their children. The Iconia B1 is also ideal for busy individuals seeking a convenient mobile companion. At 7 inches – the same size as a standard book page - the display is comfortable for e-reading, web browsing, playing games and watching videos.

Super Portable: The Iconia B1 is easy to hold and use in one hand, a triangular corner grip on the lower left side improves single-hand usage even more. It’s also easy to tote around in a bag or jacket at a feather-light 320 grams, making it one of the lightest 7-inch tablets in the market.

Highly Responsive Fun: To take your experience to the next level, this tablet combines a 1.2GHz dual-core processor for fast and smooth gaming, web browsing and video watching with Android’s Jelly Bean operating system to get quickly precise answers to your search queries and seamless browsing. For many search queries performed through VoiceSearch, you can now hear a spoken answer quickly.

Fast and Free Media: Over 500 free online magazines from hundreds of publishers and top web sites are always at your fingertips thanks to Google Currents. The recently updated smart mobile app allows you to discover, read, and share your favorite new outlets, blogs and online magazine on the 7-inch WSVGA (1,024 x 600) capacitive display – even when offline. If you are into playing, you have more than 700,000 games and apps from the Play Store to choose from.

Capture and Share More: To top off the rich experience, the Iconia B1 comes with a front-facing camera to engage in live chats with your friends. The camera is on the top right corner and works also when in landscape mode, allowing your friends to get into the picture during a video chat.

The Iconia B1 is an affordable entry level device to the wide family of Acer products and is designed for the everyday usage of Modern Day Explorers – in this case young explorers or busy mobile explorers. The Iconia B1 is, like its Acer family products, a device which provides the most premium experience at its price point. Available as 8GB version with the option to expand via microSD™ slot, the Iconia B1 is the ideal easy companion for tablet newbies or children while adults use their own.

The new Iconia B1 expands the Acer tablet family now offering three 10-inch Android, two 7-inch Android, one 11” Windows 8 and one 10-inch Windows 8 Hybrid Tablets.

Pricing, Availability and Warranty
The Acer Iconia B1-A71 will be available with a starting price less than $150.
Acer Iconia B1-A71 features and specs:
-Android Jelly Bean operating system
- Mediatek dual-core 1.2GHz processor (MTK 8317T)
-7-inch diagonal WSVGA capacitive multitouch screen with 1,024 x 600 resolution display
-8GB(1) of internal storage
-Wireless connectivity:
-Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
-Bluetooth® wireless technology 4.0
-GPS
-3.5mm headset/headphone/microphone jack
-internal speaker
-microSD™ expansion slot with up to 32GB support
-front-facing 0.3-megapixel webcam
-Rechargeable 2,710 mAh battery
-micro-USB (charging and PC connect) with USB 2.0
-Dimensions: 197.4 mm x 128.5 mm x 11.3 mm
-Weight: 320 g

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Paul

    512mb of RAM though. Ouch. The other specs I can live with, especially if the Dual Core was the Qualcomm S4 chip, which gives some Quad Core's a run for its money. The resolution isn't too much of a drag either. But the 512mb of RAM will limit its upgrade-ability. I guess for a eReader and Angry Birds player it'll be fine.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      You've never seen Acer's "budget" displays, have you? They're awful.

      • PINJ

        Yes They Ar5e

    • PINJ

      Eh You Can Run About Every Gameloft Game With 512MB Ram.

  • Cheeseball

    A Cortex-A7-based chip? Ew.

    • PINJ

      A Quadcore A7 Gives A Quadcore A9 A Run For Its Money So, Cheeseball (What A Name), Shut It.

      • Cheeseball

        They should have used the A15 instead of an A8-throw off. MediaTek makes budget SOCs anyway, so it's not meant for performance.

  • Kernschatten

    A 2710 mAh battery?
    It will last 4 hours.

  • Sergii Pylypenko

    Ainol tablets are better and cheaper, if you happen to live near China.

  • Guest

    no info about how much rom space there is. Normally their low end have 512mb but that isn't enough as they install loads of junk and have large language files for foreign countries so you have to install link2sd or similar programs just to use your phone. Lets hope it has 768mb/1gb rom.