Acer launches Iconia B1-720 and Iconia A1-830 budget tablets

Acer has unveiled two new budget Android tablets: the €129 Iconia B1-720 and €169 Iconia A1-830. Both tablets will be on display at CES 2014.

All of our favorite consumer electronic companies will be showing off their latest and greatest at CES 2014. Android tablets were a hit at last year's show and it appears that 2014 might be the year of the budget tablet, or at least Acer hopes so. The company has officially announced two new Iconia tablets that will be on display at CES. The Iconia B1-720 is a 7-inch tablet that will retail for €129, while the Iconia A1-830 brings a 7.9-inch display and a €169 price tag.

The Acer Iconia B1-720 packs in a 7-inch 10 point multitouch display and is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor. The tablet ships with Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and 1GB of RAM. Users will find 16GB of internal storage and a microSD expansion slot that will support up to 32GB microSD cards for additional memory.

The Iconia B1-720 has a front facing camera for video chat (no rear camera) and front-facing speakers so your sound is never muffled. In terms of wireless connectivity, the tablet ships with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and the company claims its battery will last up to five hours. The Iconia B1-720 will be available in mid-January and will be priced at €129.

Acer also announced the Iconia A1-830. The tablet sports a 7.9-inch IPS (in plane switching) display with a resolution of 1024 x 768. It's powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor and 1GB of RAM for a smooth user experience. Users will find 16GB of internal storage and a microSD expansion slot that will support up to 32GB microSD cards for additional memory. It's also packing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The Iconia A1-830 ships with front-facing stereo speakers and both front and rear facing cameras. The rear camera supports 1080p Full HD video recording. Acer claims that the A1-830's battery will last up to 7.5 hours of normal usage. The Acer Iconia A1-830 is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2014 and will be priced at €169.

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