One of Microsoft’s bigger frustrations over the past couple of years has been the continued devotion to Windows XP, the operating system that’s been around for more than a decade and that still has a devoted following despite the fact that Microsoft is pulling support for it after Tuesday.
Hot off the heels of its previous budget tablet, the $ 130 Iconia B1-720, Acer is yet again set to release another budget tablet called the Acer Iconia One 7. This device which was released last February in Taiwan has passed by the FCC this week which means that it will soon be released in the US market.
- Operating system: Android Jelly Bean 4.2
- Processor: Cortex A9 dual-core processor 1.5GHz (VIA WM8880)
- Display: 7-inch, 5-point touch
- Resolution: 1024×600
- Memory: 1GB DDR3
- Internal storage: eMMC16GB
- Front camera: 0.3M (640×480)
- Rear camera: 1.9M (1600×1200)
- Wireless network: 802.11bgn
- Battery: 3000mAh, HD video playback: 3.5 hours
- Input / Output: microSD, expandable up to 32GB (SDHC 2.0 compatible), Micro USB, supporting USB 2.0 client, micro HDMI, 3.5mm Audio Jack x1
- Weight: 289g
- Dimensions (mm): 191 x 112 x 9.9 mm
It’s still too early to tell when this device will hit the stores or how much it will cost. Its price in Taiwan is 3490 Yuan or roughly $ 115 when converted. It might be priced lower than the Iconia B1-720 when released in the market.
There’s really nothing special about the Acer Iconia One 7 as the device is clearly meant to be used by the causal consumer. It makes a perfect device for checking emails, updating social networks, and browsing the web. Its dual core 1.5GHz Cortex A9 processor combined with 1GB of RAM should provide a smooth user experience as long as light apps are used. Don’t expect to have a great performance though if you are planning to play graphics intensive games with this device.
This tablet connects to the Internet using Wi-Fi 802.11bgn. There’s no Bluetooth, GPs, or other sensors included which means that the 3000mAh should be able to last for a day.
The Acer Iconia One 7 is clearly marketed for consumers looking for a budget tablet coming from a respectable brand. It also makes a great device for those who are looking to purchase their first Android tablet.
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