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Acer Iconia Tab B1 MTK8317T 1.2GHz 16GB 7" Tablet

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MTK8317T 1.2GHz Android 16GB Feb 2013
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11 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

Eleven Acer Iconia Tab B1 reviewers considered that this tablet was good value for money. Hardwaresecrets.com mentioned “Due to its low cost” in their Acer Iconia Tab B1 review. Techradar.com mentioned in their review on expert website Techradar two years ago “In addition to the update to the Iconia A1, Acer is also updating the super affordable Iconia B1, with the Iconia B1-720 Wi-Fi version”. Techradar.com also said “Both are already available at price points of €129 Euros”.

A number of Acer Iconia Tab B1 reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was cheap. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said “If you're looking for a low-priced Android tablet that's comfortable to hold” in their review of this tablet. Expert website Hardwaresecrets.com wrote “The Acer Iconia B1 is a low-cost, seven-inch tablet with a MediaTek MT8317T processor (two Cortex-A9 cores, 1, 2 GHz, PowerVR SGX531 graphics engine at 200 MHz), 1024x600 touchscreen, 512 MiB of RAM” in their review of the Acer Iconia Tab B1. Hardwaresecrets.com also wrote “The Acer Iconia B1 is a good solution for the user who is looking for a small, inexpensive tablet to browse the web, access social networks, read emails, etc”.

A few people wrote that the Acer Iconia Tab B1 was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said “Think the Google Nexus 7 is cheap? Think again” in their review of the Acer Iconia Tab B1. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote “Most of the action in at the low end of the tablet where many manufacturers are trying to make money by selling large quantities of cheap t” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert website Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their Acer Iconia Tab B1 review “Design for everyday use, Iconia B1 is a perfect deal for mobile explorers”.

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Nice Design

A few people who purchased this tablet thought it was a good design. Expert website Cnet.com said in their review of the Acer Iconia Tab B1 “The unremarkable plastic design, simple specs”. Computershopper.com said “The Iconia One 7 has a decent screen and design for its aggressively low price.” but even so they only gave the Acer Iconia Tab B1 a score of 3 stars. Expert review site Laptopmag.com mentioned “The new $129 Acer Iconia One 7 has an attractive, colorful design and p” .

Several people considered that this tablet was good looking. Androidpolice.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “The same goes for its Android devices – Acer has done a pretty good job of placing itself in the "budget.” . Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “Budget tablets made a lot of headway in 2013 as entry-level products began to offer elegant solutions without breaking the bank”.

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Robust

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Two years ago Digitaltrends.com scored it 4 stars and wrote “Comes in a rainbow of colors, Acer's Iconia One 7 is a solid option, so long as you don't care about camera quality”. Bgr.in said in their review three years ago “The Acer Iconia B1 offers solid software, decent specs” .

One customer reckoned that the product was strong and durable. Expert review site Digit.in mentioned in their review of this tablet “We hoped the performance and the build of the device were better”.

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Good Size

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review on expert review site Trusted Reviews “It is slimmer and lighter than the previous versions.”. Three years ago expert website Hubofgadgets.com mentioned in their Acer Iconia Tab B1 review “The slim sized slat”.

One customer who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was easy to carry around. Two years ago expert website Hardwaresecrets.com mentioned “It is easy to carry, light” in their review of the Acer Iconia Tab B1. One person who reviewed this tablet considered that it was a good body shape. Expert website Techmagnifier.com wrote “With a solid body and killer design” in their review although they rated it 2 stars.

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Good Technical Features

Some Acer Iconia Tab B1 owners agreed that it had good features. Three years ago Techmagnifier.com mentioned “It also features a beautiful display” in their review of the Acer Iconia Tab B1 but despite that they only gave it a rating of 2 stars. Techmagnifier.com also said “Students, who want to own an advanced tab with great features”. Expert review site Hubofgadgets.com mentioned “This is designed for those who want to own an advanced tab having latest features” and scored it 4 stars.

Good Value for Money

Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this Acer tablet computer was great for its price.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

Acer has good average reviews for its MTK8317 processor tablet computers as well as across its entire tablet range compared to other brands.

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Easy to Use

One customer concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Good Sound Quality

One person who purchased this tablet reckoned that it had good sound quality. Digit.in wrote in their review of this tablet “We liked the raw Android 4.1.2 experience and the touchscreen response as well as audio was nice”.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The Iconia Tab B1 has one of the largest internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) amongst MTK8317 processor tablet computers of this age. Across all the tablets that have been available for more than two years the internal storage capacity range from 8GB to 16GB.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for more than two years.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One customer mentioned that it was not good quality. Expert review site Bgr.in said three years ago “The build quality of the product is questionable”.

Not 4G Compatible

The Acer Iconia Tab B1 is not 4G compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Iconia Tab B1 are also not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other MTK8317 processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Iconia Tab B1, the Iconia Tab B1 is not 3G compatible.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of tablets of a similar age and type to the Iconia Tab B1 is 0.5GB and the largest is 32GB. The Iconia Tab B1 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 0.5 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The Iconia Tab B1 has a quite short maximum battery life (only 6 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Iconia Tab B1. The average maximum battery life of tablets of this type and age is 57h.

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Very Thick

Tablets of a similar age and spec to the Iconia Tab B1 have thicknesses of between 11mm and 130mm. At 128.5 millimeters, the Iconia Tab B1 has a very thick thickness compared to most of the other MTK8317 processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Iconia Tab B1.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Iconia Tab B1

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Acer tablet computer was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.2 gigahertz, the Iconia Tab B1 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

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Two Processor Cores

The Iconia Tab B1 is a two processor core tablet computer which is average compared to the other MTK8317 processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Iconia Tab B1 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Screen Size

The Iconia Tab B1 has a fairly typical screen size (7 inches) compared to most of the other MTK8317 processor tablet computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Expert Reviews

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11 August 2014

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19 July 2014

If you're on tightest of budgets, the Acer Iconia One 7 will meet your needs for very casual use, but don't expect more than that...

19 July 2014

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 18 April 2013 by Simon Wright

My girlfriend wanted a tablet after using my Nexus 7. I was going to buy her the same as what I have but then I came across the Acer Iconia B1. After looking at the spec I didn't expect much in... Read more…

Reviewed 28 March 2013 by S. Grace

I didn't buy my Acer Iconia B1 from Amazon as they were out of stock for couple of weeks, so I got it from an Acer shop in Thailand and it cost about 85 pounds. 4 weeks on and I am still very very... Read more…

Reviewed 15 May 2013 by Mr. Robert Mcfarlane

Our family has gone through several tablets before arriving at our current inventory of 2 Acer Iconia B1s & 1 Google Nexus 7. I need say nothing about the Nexus 7 as it's pretty much universally... Read more…

Reviewed 18 March 2013 by Max Griffon

I spent a little while reading up on all the android tabs available, 7 & 10 inch, various processor and memory configurations and in terms of value, the Iconia B just about edged it. I use it as a... Read more…

Reviewed 13 May 2013 by Chris
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this as a birthday gift for my father, and he seems to like it well enough. It's about the size of an Amazon Kindle 7", slim, light, but I'd have to say it has a very plasticky feel to... Read more…

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