Acer Iconia A1 and B1

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Acer today announced a pair of new Android tablets ahead of CES.

The Iconia A1-830, seen above left, is a 7.9-inch tablet running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. It's powered by an Intel Atom processor at 1.6 GHz, has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. The display has a paltry 1024x768 resolution and a 4:3 aspect ratio. There's a 5 MP camera on the back, and a 2MP shooter up front. It'll run $179 in the U.S., and $199 in Canada. The A1-830 is expected to be available sometime this quarter.

Then there's the Iconia B1 tablet (seen here at right). It's a 7-incher that's just $129 (U.S. and Canada). Acer was coy with specs, but we do know it's running a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and sports Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. It'll be available later this month.

 

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Acer announces a couple low-end Android tablets ahead of CES

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Yay, more cheap tablets that are garbage...... I'll stick with my Nexus 7. Yeah, they may be about 100 more, but what a difference that 100 makes.

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Lolwut? I don't say anything about Nexus. And if there is one person that shouldn't be criticizing someone for being a "fanboy" it is someone with your username and recent comment history.

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If somebody walks into a room with a big bullseye painted on his forehead saying "Shoot me, shootme!", it's pretty hard to resist.

Says the samsung fan..the only people who loves samsung enough to make their name "samsungforlife" are noobs

posting while eating gummybears in your girlfriends bedroom

Lol... The tab 3 is cheap... I'll give you that... But its a POS... I rather spend more and get the Nexus 7 which I have... Even the 2012 N7 is better than tab3 u idiot fanboy...

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Well, I'll give you this: if one can't afford the Nexus 7, then the Tab 3 and Amazon's Kindle Fire are the next best thing.

I'm not going to lie, I almost bought one through Sprint. They had (still have?) it on sale for 50 bones, with a 2-year contract, with plans as low as 15 bones for 2GB of data.

EDIT: I forgot about the Asus Memo Pad, which retails for approx 130.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Nexus 5 or my "God-Given" iPad Mini Retina.

To this day I have no idea why Touchwiz gets such a bad reputation. It offers a lot of features to the consumer out of the box. Don't get me wrong, it can be a bit of a memory hog (or was...I haven't picked up a Note 3 yet), but goodness.

Posted through my Nexus 7!

I'm not usually one to call some products copies, but the Iconia A1-830 is a massive iPad mini rip-off... same aspect ratio, same screen size (I know of no other company that uses a 7.9" screen), and looks almost exactly the same.

They'll do whatever they can to get people into their devices. They are really into pulling off the iPads form factor. I'm not saying that it's a good thing, but they do what they do. Apple won't sue them because they're not Samsung.

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Polaroid needs it because they cannot run jb

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sent from my DROID Eris, made by Nokia, powered by iOS 7 via BBM

Also, Intel is still working on making android 4.4 available to the manufactures that use them

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I'm curious, why are these Google-certified devices not shipping with chrome as the browser? It looks like Acer has stuck with using the basic AOSP browser. Whatever. I guess there's some reason for keeping the stock browser.

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The last Acer icona was garbage. The Asus Memo HD 7 isn't bad though. Got one for $129 on sale at best buy for my daughter. Smooth tablet. The best under $200 in my opinion. Over would be my Nexus 7 :)

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I really wish Acer would release a high end version of the A1. It is exactly the form factor I wand, 8" 4:3 with the OS I want (Android, not iOS), but I really want at least full HD and a decent processor. If they released it with the same internals and similar caliber screen as the Nexus 7, I would gladly pay them $299 for the device.

I have the current A1 tab and it performs brilliantly and doesn't lag or stutter at all.

The screen is adequate but could be better but for the price it's a very good tablet.

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Tech people are way to snobby and are very much unrepresentative of the ordinary man and woman in the street.

There are now lots of great cheap android tablets that can do everything most people need them to and that should be seen as a good thing.

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