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Acer Iconia B1: £99 tablet to compete against Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire

The Acer Iconia B1 is the latest budget tablet following in the footsteps of the Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire. But how does it compare?

The wave of budget tablets arriving on the market is set to increase once more with Acer’s new Iconia B1 tablet. At £99 it certainly is looking to compete with the Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire in terms of price, but does it have the features and specs to match the current budget behemoths?

In terms of display, the B1 doesn’t offer anything spectacular and instead sports a 170 ppi 1024×600 LCD display, which is significantly lower than the 1280 × 800 WXGA pixels, with a pixel density of 216 ppi that the Nexus 7 offers.

For £99 you also get a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, as well as 8GB or 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded via SD card.

Thankfully the Iconia B1 will ship with Android 4.1 already running, meaning you won’t need to wait to get your hands on Jellybean.

The Iconia B1 will be shipping to Europe near the end of January.