Acer launches the £100 Iconia B1 tablet in the UK, offers £20 cash back if you buy one

Acer Iconia B1If you’re on the lookout for a bargain Android tablet, Acer’s latest deal could be one of the best we’ll see this year, as it’s offering a £20 cash back deal if you buy one of its new Iconia B1 tablets. If the Iconia B1 was an expensive piece of hardware, then this may not be all that much to shout about, but it retails at just £100, meaning after you’ve reclaimed your crisp £20 from Acer, it’ll owe you just £80.

That’s cheap for an unbranded tablet using an old version of Android, making it excellent value for one wearing an acceptable brand name, and coming with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean installed. What’s more, the Iconia is almost free of manufacturer fiddling, so Android looks almost as Google intended.

Obviously, for this price the tablet isn’t the most technically impressive model you can buy. The display measures 7-inches and has a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, which is equal to the basic £130 Amazon Kindle Fire, and it’s powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

There is 8GB of internal storage memory, but this can be increased by using a microSD card, plus it has a VGA video call camera and Bluetooth 4.0, both unusual additions on a basic tablet. Other than that, the Iconia B1 is a no-frills tablet, but it does have Google Play installed, and despite the 512MB of RAM, should be good enough to run most apps available through the store.

You can purchase the Acer Iconia B1 through several supporting outlets, including Asda, Argos and Game – both online and in-store. Once you’ve done so, you claim your £20 back through this special website. It’s difficult to argue against the Iconia B1 when it costs £100, and it’s very hard to ignore at £80!

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars