As you all should know, budget tablets are expected to be a huge part of 2013 after the success of Google’s Nexus 7. One in particular that we’ve heard about a few times is the upcoming arrivals from Acer. First spotted back in December the Acer B1 looks to rival Google and B&N, while offering a budget Jelly Bean tablet possibly for $99. Today some hands-on photos have appeared so check it out.
Since there’s been no official details or announcements, we aren’t fully sure what to expect yet from Acer and their B1, but rumors have it as a $99 slate. Today a Bulgarian tech site got their hands all over it a bit early, and they have confirmed all the specs as well as snapped tons of photos.
Like earlier leaks suggested, the Acer B1 will be a 7-inch 1026 x 600 resolution packing budget friendly tablet. Coming with a MediaTek dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It certainly isn’t the strongest, but for $99 you can’t really complain. Sounds like the only downside is the 512MB of RAM and a TN panel that isn’t as vibrant as the Nexus 7.
So far we’ve heard this particular slate will be hitting India and a few other regions, and possibly won’t make its way to the US. Either way we can expect a similar device to arrive in the US from Acer, along with the budget friendly ASUS we’ve been hearing about and more. This will be a year of powerful yet fair priced tablets, that’s for sure. Stay tuned for more details and we’ll probably get some hands-on at CES so be ready to check it out.