The Acer Iconia B1-A71 is being marketed to consumers as a secondary tablet. At less than $149, that's not a bad value proposition, especially when you consider what the Iconia B1 has to offer beyond its budget-friendly price. The B1 rolls with a 1.2-GHz dual-core Mediatek processor and 512MB of RAM, which kept the device lag-free during our hands-on time.
The B1's 1024 x 600 resolution display isn't the most impressive on the market, but unlike the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fi HD, you can augment the 8GB of onboard memory with the 32GB microSD card slot. You'll also get a 0.3-megapixel front camera. The inclusion of Google's Android Jelly Bean and all of the goodies it has to offer, such as Google Now, sweetens the deal.