Acer Iconia B1 invades UK supermarkets

by: Bams SadewoJanuary 30, 2013

Acer iconia b1

The next time you do your grocery shopping, don’t be surprised to see Acer’s latest budget tablet – the Iconia B1 — being offered there. According to reports, several supermarkets in the UK have begun selling the Jelly Bean tablet.

For now, the Iconia B1 is available in ASDA and Sainsburys, but others may have stock of the tab as well. As for the kicker, the 7-inch tablet can be yours for £99. This is in line with what the B1 is expected to go for in Europe (€119).

The Acer Iconia B1 is £100 cheaper than the Nexus 7, which at first glance might make it the more attractive buy, but note that the lower price comes at the expense of its specs. For example, the 7-inch display on the B1 only boasts a 1,024 x 600 resolution. You’ll also only be getting a dual-core 1.2GHz MediaTek MTK 8317T processor and 512MB of RAM.

Other specs of the tablet include an 8GB internal storage, a microSD slot (up to 32GB of extra storage), a front-facing camera, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

Planning to make the trip to get the B1? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Guido

    Acer should stay out of the smartphone business ;p

    • th3kingcat

      Why? More manufacturers = more competition, which hopefully = better products and better choice of products.

  • yeah for sure… Can it play 1080p mkv?

    • Jojoc

      Maybe…it’s a dual core but has SGX531 gpu which isn’t very powerful.

  • IncCo

    wouldve been better with more RAM .. but oh well

  • thedude.

    Acer B1…Might as well get the A110. You will be much happier.