Acer Iconia B1, the company’s low-end 7-inch tablet which was announced at this year’s CES, got a slightly beefed-up version in Barcelona, one that doubles the built-in storage to 16GB. Other than that, we’re talking about the same device that wants to find its audience among first-time tablet buyers on a budget.
Again, the Iconia B1 comes with a 7-inch WSVGA (1,024 x 600 pixels), 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Wi-Fi connectivity and front-facing camera. At 320 grams, it’s one of the most portable tablets ever released — which is not surprising considering the hardware.
We can’t really suggest anyone to pick up Acer’s baby, except perhaps as your second tablet that will be used exclusively by kids; so if they scratch it, no one will care. Otherwise, you’re much better off getting the Nexus 7, which may lack a memory card slot and HDMI out, but has a better screen, faster processor and will be among the first devices to get the latest version of Android the minute it’s released.