Acer and Asus are competing in the entry-level Android tablet. Acer has the 7-inch Iconia Tab B1 while Asus has its own 7-inch MeMO Pad ME172V. Both brands took a slightly different approach so we thought we’d pit them in a side by side comparison.
Acer used a MediaTek processor which a lot of people are already somewhat familiar with since a number of smartphones also uses them. Asus, on the other hand, went with VIA skipping the Atom chip they used in the FonePad and Tegra 3 which they used in the Nexus 7.
Acer scored points in the CPU and storage while Asus scored with RAM and battery capacity. CPU gives you faster performance and storage allows for more media files. RAM allows for smoother multi-tasking (and possibility of update) and battery just gives you more juice.
Looks like a tie, right? If the price is almost the same, who’s the better tablet?