The budget-friendly Acer Iconia B1 is now available in the UK, where interested users can pick it up from major supermarkets like ASDA and Sainsbury’s. The price is set at 99 GBP (about $157), making for a pretty sweet deal, especially for first-time tablet buyers.
As you may know from our previous coverage of the Iconia B1, it’s a 7-inch tablet running at 1024×600 pixels resolution with specs that include a dual-core MediaTek A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 8GB of built-in storage, “HD” front-facing camera, 512MB of RAM and an SD card expansion slot. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is running the show out of box, though we don’t expect the stellar experience with just half a gig of RAM. Likewise, it’s safe to assume the included 2710mAh battery will keep the tablet running for 5-7 hours, which is not “good enough” as far as I’m concerned.
All said, Acer’s tablet is still a good deal, though if you can – go for the Nexus 7, instead. It’s a much better product…