While drowning in tech here at Mobile World Congress 2013, we got our grubby little hands on the recently announced Acer Iconia B1. In case you were wondering, the B1 stands for you have to Be One cheapass buyer to pick up something this low priced.
Priced at a rock bottom low $120 for 8GB of storage ($140 for 16GB), the Acer Iconia B1 answers the question of how low an Android device can go while still remaining usable for the most part. In our brief time with the tablet, the software felt relatively snappy for the most part, lacking only in the “butter” department when scrolling around the UI. Check out our quick hands-on video to get a better look at the outside of the device
The B1 doesn’t pack the kinda spec sheet you’d want to write home about, with barely 512MB of RAM and a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 7-inch 1,024×600 display, and a .3MP front facing camera. Still no word on US availability but unless you’re really trying to save your pennies, we can’t imagine why anyone would opt for this over an already affordable ASUS Nexus 7.