Acer is upgrading the 7-inch Android budget tablet Acer Iconia One 7 (B1-730) that it launched in June this year. The new model is simply called Acer Iconia One 7 (B1-750), and should be available in the first half of 2015.
The Acer Iconia One 7 (B1-730) had low budget tablet specs even if the price have tended to stay around $129, but the tablet is better equipped this time around.
The former dual-core processor have been replaced by a much used quad-core 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3735G processor. The DDR2 RAM of the successor have also been replaced by 1GB of DDR3L SDRAM to fit with the new processor. Meanwhile the memory still counts 16GB with microSD card support.
The 7-inch display still features the same HD 1280 x 800 resolution in a TFT panel as before too. But the Bluetooth have been upgraded to 4.0 and the 802.11 Wi-Fi supports b/g/n.
The sincgle-cell battery have a capacity of 3420 mAh, with no stated average battery life, but I would guess it’s around 7 1/2 hours long. It also has a 0.3MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera.
The new Acer Iconia One 7 is 8.6 mm thick, and weighs 320 gram. It will be launched with Android 4.4 at this point. There will be lot’s of color options like blue, red, pink, purple, black, and white, depending on the market.
Android budget tablets like this one have started to lose ground recently with the entry of dirt cheap Windows 8.1 tablets, particularly the new and very popular HP Stream 7 that have just as good specs and still only costs $99.
– Tom Bowen