Looks like Acer is stepping up its game and moving in on the lower end 7″ tablet market, quietly releasing the B1-A71 7″ Android tablet at Dick Smith. Alex D has pointed us towards the latest Dick Smith catalogue which went live yesterday, where the 7″ tablet is being advertised at $199 with Jelly Bean(Android 4.1) on-board.
Whilst it’s not going to blow the Nexus 7 out of the water, especially in terms of delivery of software upgrades the tablet does have expandable memory via microSD card slot and that is certainly something that a number of people have cited as a reason to skip the Nexus 7, although this is about the only plus over the Nexus 7 that I can see with all other aspects falling a little short of the popular Nexus device.
Acer B1-A71 Specs :
- 7″ LCD @ 1024×600
- 1.2GHz MTK 8317 Dual Core CPU
- 512MB RAM
- 8GB of internal Storage with microSD Card Slot supporting up to 32GB
- 0.3MP HD Camera(Front Facing)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Li-Ion Battery
– There are more specs for the B1-A71 over at GSM Arena but I’ve reached out to Acer to confirm the specs on the model being sold in Australia
If you really just want something for media consumption with expandable memory but from a more reputable name then this could be one for you, the sale runs through until the 4th of February and you can check it out on the Dick Smith Website or head on into a store.