Acer launches new affordable tablet computer

Tech January 27, 2013 00:00

By The Nation

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Acer has announced a new tablet computer for young or new users or families looking for an additional tablet for their children.

The new ICONIA B1-A71 features 7-inch screen, which is the same size with a standard book page so it is comfortable for e-reading, web browsing, playing games and watching videos.

Nitipat Praweenwongwuthi, Senior Marketing Manager, Head of Marketing Division, Acer Computer Co., Ltd. said “After having studied and researched for demand of TH market, today we are ready to roll out new compact tablet with completed solutions and after sale services. Acer ICONIA B1 designed for students and people who’d like to afford their first tablet with Android 4.1 and duo-core processor. Furthermore, Acer has been developing Acer Smart, the center of knowledge and education content to specifically enhance student’s knowledge and skills.”

Boonchai Ngouvisitkul, Associate Director, Mobility Business Division, Acer Computer Co., Ltd. said the B1 tablet “responds to high efficiency and cost-effective. With the screen of 7 inches, easy-to-carry, light 320 grams, the lightest 11.3 mm. Android operation system version 4.1, it can be affordable at Bt3,990.”

It is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core processor for fast and smooth gaming, web browsing and video watching.

Acer said the new tablet comes with Acer Smart, which is the education application center for students. It provides educational content and examinations certified by Ministry of Education enhancing knowledge and skills for students and helping them well prepare for their further study.

Acer ICONIA B1-A71 features and specs:

-Android Jelly Bean operating system

- Mediatek dual-core 1.2GHz processor (MTK 8317T)

-7-inch diagonal WSVGA capacitive Multitouch screen with 1,024 x 600 resolution display

-8 GB(1) of internal storage

-Wireless connectivity:

-Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

-Bluetooth® wireless technology 4.0


-3.5mm headset/headphone/microphone jack

-internal speaker

-microSD™ expansion slot with up to 32GB support

-front-facing 0.3-megapixel webcam

-Rechargeable 2,710 mAh battery

-micro-USB (charging and PC connect) with USB 2.0

-Dimensions: 197.4 mm x 128.5 mm x 11.3 mm

-Weight: 320 g