Overall Look

The Acer Iconia B1 we tested uses a dual-core, 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT8317T processor. It has two Cortex-A9 cores and a PowerVR SGX531 graphics processor (GPU), which runs at 200 MHz.

The seven-inch screen has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.

Figure 4 shows the back side of the device. Its cover is made of plastic with a metallic part at the center. Unlike most tablets, it has no back camera.

Acer Iconia B1Figure 4: Back side

Figure 5 unveils the bottom of the Iconia B1, where the mini-USB/charge connector is located. There is also a cover that gives access to the MicroSD slot.

Acer Iconia B1Figure 5: Bottom side

At the right side of the tablet, there are three buttons: the on/off/sleep/wake button and the volume settings.

Acer Iconia B1Figure 6: Right side

At the top side is the earphone output.

Acer Iconia B1Figure 7: Top side

There is not any connector or button at the left of the device.

Acer Iconia B1Figure 8: Left side


Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.