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Acer Iconia One 7 Budget Android Tablet Spotted At The FCC

Hot off the heels of its previous budget tablet, the $130 Iconia B1-720, Acer is yet again set to release another budget tablet called the Acer Iconia One 7. This device which was released last February in Taiwan has passed by the FCC this week which means that it will soon be released in the US market.

Acer Iconia One 7

Technical Specifications

  • Operating system: Android Jelly Bean 4.2
  • Processor: Cortex A9 dual-core processor 1.5GHz (VIA WM8880)
  • Display: 7-inch, 5-point touch
  • Resolution: 1024×600
  • Memory: 1GB DDR3
  • Internal storage: eMMC16GB
  • Front camera: 0.3M (640×480)
  • Rear camera: 1.9M (1600×1200)
  • Wireless network: 802.11bgn
  • Battery: 3000mAh, HD video playback: 3.5 hours
  • Input / Output: microSD, expandable up to 32GB (SDHC 2.0 compatible), Micro USB, supporting USB 2.0 client, micro HDMI, 3.5mm Audio Jack x1
  • Weight: 289g
  • Dimensions (mm): 191 x 112 x 9.9 mm

It’s still too early to tell when this device will hit the stores or how much it will cost. Its price in Taiwan is 3490 Yuan or roughly $115 when converted. It might be priced lower than the Iconia B1-720 when released in the market.

There’s really nothing special about the Acer Iconia One 7 as the device is clearly meant to be used by the causal consumer. It makes a perfect device for checking emails, updating social networks, and browsing the web. Its dual core 1.5GHz Cortex A9 processor combined with 1GB of RAM should provide a smooth user experience as long as light apps are used. Don’t expect to have a great performance though if you are planning to play graphics intensive games with this device.

This tablet connects to the Internet using Wi-Fi 802.11bgn. There’s no Bluetooth, GPs, or other sensors included which means that the 3000mAh should be able to last for a day.

The Acer Iconia One 7 is clearly marketed for consumers looking for a budget tablet coming from a respectable brand. It also makes a great device for those who are looking to purchase their first Android tablet.

via fcc

  • TMorrow

    How is it for watching movies or television shows? My basic wants for a tablet are web searches, reading online news, social networks like Twitter and Facebook, videos and the occasional simple game. If it does all these then it’s a good buy.

  • Brad

    This actually isn’t too bad. However, I’d be concerned with the overall screen quality, as media is 99% of what I do on devices. :)

  • Brad

    I share the same concern. Given the fact that it has a 1.5GHz CPU and a nice bit of memory, I would say media playback would work great. That said, I’m sure it could handle all of what you listed with ease.

  • Bharath

    The screen resolution is less and it runs on 4.2 Jellybean. The price is justified though.

  • Bharath

    Yeah, the resolution is not too impressive. Watching a HD video will probably not be such a delight.

  • nullset

    I understand the so-so response but why are so many people hung up on watching things on a tablet? If I want to watch a good movie I will see it in the theater or I will watch it on the big screen.

  • nexus5_owner

    Does putting a KitKat build cost more? If its a budget tablet, why can’t they have the latest software? I’m pretty sure getting the latest software will not cost as much as getting the high end hardware.

  • andrew_dawson1

    Yeah. The price is justified. But buying this is not justified unless you don’t want a tablet for any productivity, and just want to catch up with your social network feeds or want to read books.

  • odio43

    I don’t think it would be a great picture though. It just doesn’t look all that good in those specs. If I am going to buy a new tablet, I am going to buy one with a bit more “jazz” than this one.

  • Kimsulen

    The price seems pretty good for what you are getting. Many people want something on the small side rather than dealing with something that is big and clunky. If I did not have one already I would get this in a heartbeat.

  • bretta49

    No way can this beat my Nexus 7. Specs are so bad on this one.

  • Andrew

    Bad specs! Not worth it in my opinion.

  • Andrew

    Nexus 7 is a champ! It is a disgrace to compare any tab to it.

  • Bharath

    Yeah true. But I believe they can make an attempt to come with 4.3 out of box, if not 4.4

  • Bharath

    That is true. For a good multimedia experience this tablet will not suffice.

  • Bharath

    A tablet without 1080p or at least a 720p display will be kind of dull for a good multimedia experience.

  • Bharath

    Nexus 7 is not big and clunky. Yet it would rate it as one of the best tabs ever!

  • Bharath

    Well tablets are used extensively for multimedia purpose. So a good screen resolution does matter.

  • Bharath

    And by that I mean games and video chatting. So a high def screen makes things a lot more sweet.

  • bretta49

    LOL! True! Love my Nexus 7. It is a beast.

  • Brad

    Not at all.

  • Brad

    I usually watch my movies on my tablet. I don’t own a TV. That’s why I’m hung up on the screen quality.

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