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Acer Iconia B1 spotted, sells for Php12,000

Went around SM Cyberzone in Megamall this afternoon and spotted Acer’s new Jellybean tablet. This could be the Acer Iconia B1 Jellybean tablet which was supposed to retail for only $99 in the US but then re-priced to $150 by Acer during CES 2013.

We think that this is just a parallel import and not really the official release of Acer in the country, thus the discrepancy in the pricing.

The Jellybean tablet has a 7-inch display (1024×600 pixels), Mediatek 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, up to 32Gb via microSD card, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.

We only spotted this in one store and only about 2 units were available. The Iconia B1 is supposed to be Acer’s answer to the affordable Nexus 7 (selling at Php13,995). At Php12k, it doesn’t seem that attractive but if they follow the $150 price tag (under Php6,200) then that’s another story altogether.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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14 Responses

  1. co0ljade says:

    sure akong flop ito. kasi yung galaxy tab 2 7.0 ay 9k nalang at yung nexus 7 na may quadcore CPU, 13k lang. goodluck nalang sa acer philippines parang walang bibili nito

  2. Apollo says:

    sir Abe, wlang wala to sa ramos w30. Sana ma review nyo din tong 10.1 inch quadcore tablet. Available sya sa Novotech for 12K.Sa StarMall meron nito.

    • nalla says:

      starmall alabang nyo po ba nakita yan? i want to check it out personally. it might be the answer to my prayers! hehe!

  3. tab2 user says:

    Ayoos! konti na lang Ipad Mini na.

  4. reader says:

    not true… gilmore shops are selling this tablet at 6,500 pesos cash. 7,500 if using a credit card…..

    • writer says:

      san store sa gilmore, bibili na ako tomorrow kung P6500.

    • Name: says:

      PC Corner


      Acer Iconia B1-A471 tablet Key Features:

      – Android JellyBean operating system
      – Mediatek dual-core 1.2GHz processor (MTK 8317T)
      – 7-inch diagonal WSVGA capacitive multitouch screen with 1,024 x 600 resolution display
      – 8Gb of internal storage and 512Mb DDR3 memory
      – Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n -Bluetooth® wireless technology 4.0 -GPS
      – 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: 320g

      PhP 6,500.00 cash
      PhP 7,500.00 card / 0% – 12mos. to pay BPI BDO CiTi

    • Name: says:

      PC Corner


      Acer Iconia B1-A471 tablet

      PhP 6,500.00 cash
      PhP 7,500.00 card / 0% – 12mos. to pay BPI BDO CiTi

  5. garz says:

    That’s the best Acer’s come up with to compete against the Nexus 7? At that pricetag? Ha!

  6. cyberjong says:

    ang mahal kung Credit Card,. dba bawal yan sa DTI,.

  7. jp says:

    512MB lang ang RAM, 8GB lang ang internal storage, then according to this site: http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/tablets/acer-iconia-launched-as-7-inch-super-cheap-tablet-1121208 2710mAh lang ang battery, tapos Php13,995? Okay rin ang Acer ano? Kung makaka denggoy nga naman, why not?

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