Acer launches cheap Iconia tablet

2013-02-25 13:20
The budget Acer Iconia has been launched in SA. (Acer)

The budget Acer Iconia has been launched in SA. (Acer)

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Cape Town - Acer has launched its lightweight tablet in South Africa targeted at younger people, but cheaper than leading brands like the iPad and Galaxy Tab.

The Iconia B1-A71 has been expanded to 16GB of memory and is available in SA, Acer announced on Monday.

The device has an 18cm display and sports a 1.2GHz dual core processor. It is driven by Google's Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system.

It also has a micro-SD card slot to expand memory up to 32GB, GPS, as well as Bluetooth support.

There are several cheaper tablets in SA, but they have been marked by a poor touch experience that often leaves users frustrated.

Acer's Iconia has a capacitive display with 600 x 1024 pixels and promises that the web and gaming experience will more smooth than competitors.

The Wi-Fi only device weighs in at 320g and there is only one VGA camera on the device for video chat.

The Iconia B1 has a recommended retail price of R1 999 and would suit user who are new to tablets as well as schools. The device will be in stores by the end of March, Acer said.


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