Acer Launches Pocket-Friendly 8-inch Android Tablet for Families
Acer today announced the Iconia One 8 (B1-850), an 8-inch media tablet for families, children or novice users. The ultra-affordable Android tablet provides ample performance for web browsing, video playback and casual gaming, while featuring the Acer Kids Center app for a child-friendly interface and parental controls.
The Iconia One 8 (B1-850) features an 8-inch HD IPS1 display with 10-point multi-touch, providing bright and vivid images with wide-viewing angles, while supporting a better touch experience for gaming. Running Android 5.1, it features 9 hours of battery life2, a MediaTek quad-core processor, a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front-facing camera, 1GB DDR3L RAM, 16GB internal storage, and a storage expansion slot which supports up to 128GB Micro SD cards. The new Iconia One 8 is available with white or blue back cover options.
Acer Kids Center for Sharing with Children
The Iconia One 8 (B1-850) ships preloaded with Kids Center, an app featuring a simplified child-friendly user interface, and pre-screened content appropriate for children, including videos, games, books, and websites. It also features parental control features such as blocking access to unapproved content, pre-selecting content for children, or even setting a daily time limit for using the tablet.
Smart Tools that Simplifies Tasks
The Iconia One 8 (B1-850) features smart tools developed by Acer that simplify everyday tasks:
- EZ WakeUp – With just one-touch and a double tap, the tablet awakens and loads a pre-selected app of choice.
- EZ Snap – Makes it easy to take a screenshot with a simple three-finger pinch. Images can be easily edited and shared.
- System Doctor – Manages the device’s memory, storage, and apps to optimize system functionality
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Iconia One 8 (B1-850) will be available in North America in February with prices starting at US$99.99, and in EMEA this month with prices starting at €129.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.
1All brands and product names mentioned herein include trademarks of their respective companies and are used solely to describe or identify the products.
2Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings, and applications or features launched. All batteries' maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.
3 If the B1-850 is locked using facial lock, a pattern, PIN or password, it will need to be unlocked after waking it up, then the assigned application will open automatically.