Acer today announced that its 7-inch Iconia B1 Android tablet is now available in Singapore for S$199. First seen at CES earlier this month, the Android 4.1 slate seems to be the Taiwanese manufacturer’s response to the spate of low-cost 7-inch tablets from Amazon and Google.
In fact, with a screen resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels and 8GB of internal storage, the Iconia B1 is similar to the older Amazon Kindle Fire. The Acer slate is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and has only 512MB of RAM and other Compatible Parts . It also has a single front-facing camera (0.3MP) for video chats.
At S$199, the Iconia B1 is much more affordable than the Nexus7 in Singapore, which starts at S$349. The Asus-made Nexus 7 has more internal storage (16GB), a better quad-core CPU and a higher 1,280 x 800-pixel screen resolution. However, users can increase the amount of storage on the Acer tablet via its microSD slot. The Acer Iconia B1 was launched in India last week, where it’s selling at Rs 7,999.
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