Acer promised an October launch, and now the new 7-inch Android 6.0 tablet Acer Iconia One 7 (B1-780) will be launched in the US on October 8:
The new Acer Iconia One 7 (B1-780) replaces the B1-770 and earlier model numbers from 2015 and earlier. What’s interesting and even a little bit surprising is that this will only be the third 7-inch tablet with Android 6.0 on the market. The other two 7-inch Marshmallow tablets are the splash proof Lenovo Tab3 7 and Google’s Nexus 7 FHD.
The new Acer Iconia One 7 (B1-780) will be an alternative to the HD tablet Lenovo Tab3 7, based on the specs of Acer’s 7-inch tablet.
The display has a resolution of 1280 x 720 with a 16:9 aspect ratio, is powered by the quad-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT8163 processor, has 1GB of DDR3L RAM, and 8GB/16GB storage options with microSD card support up to 128GB.
Iconia One 7 has 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 support for Internet connections, stereo speakers and a 3.5 mm audio combo jack, a 0.3MP front camera and a 2MP rear camera, and micro-USB 2.0 port.
When Acer first announced this tablet they said it would weigh 270 grams, but that weight has been revised down to about 250 grams on the final product according to Acer. The thickness is still 9.4 mm, while the battery life is estimated to 6 hours from the 2780 mAh battery inside.
– Tom Bowen