Acer Iconia B1-720 7-inch Tablet (Smoke/Black) (MediaTek MT8111T 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB Storage, Camera, Wi-Fi, Android 4.2)
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- The ideal companion - whether you're waiting for the train, sitting on the bus or relaxing in the coffee shop, the Iconia B series makes each moment better
- In a snap - gaming, web browsing and video are super-fast, and the latest Android operating system further improves system-wide performance
- Affordable fun - the Play Store gives you access to over 700000 apps and games, many of them free
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Acer Iconia B1-720 7-inch Tablet
The Iconia B1-720 is your family friend and is ideal for families opting for a second tablet. It combines a comfortable design with ideal touch and viewing experiences and helps ensure secure content, right at your fingertips.
The battery on the B1-720 lasts up to 5 hours between charges -- that's 1.4 times longer than the B1-710. It also comes in 2 sleek colours -- grey and red -- and is finished with silky anti-slip and a textured pattern.
Front-facing Speaker and Microphone
The Iconia B1-720 comes with a front-facing speaker and microphone. The speaker provides high volume and immersive sound for music and video enjoyment, while the microphone allows you to hear video calls clearly. It also helps enhance voice recognition.
Comfortable Feel -- Slim and Sleek
For a comfortable look and feel, the back cover has a silky anti-slip finish with a beautiful textured pattern. At just 10.7mm thick, the B1-720 is 14% (1.7 mm) thinner than its predecessor, allowing a more streamlined and sleek design.
At a Glance
- Front-facing speaker and microphone
- Comes in 2 colours -- grey and red
- The back cover is textured with a striking pattern and silky finish
Secure Content at Your Fingertips
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- You can upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat
- Preloaded with McAfee anti-virus software
- Comes with Google Mobile services
Brighter 7-inch Display and Better Touchscreen
- One Glass Solution provides vivid onscreen colours
- 10-point multi-touch technology
Narrower Bezels and Width
The thinner bezels and a narrower width make the Iconia B1-720 comfortable to hold with 1 hand. The bezels on the sides are 6.2 mm (18%) narrower than the previous generation, but yet, the screen size remains unchanged. The width overall is 6.2 mm narrower.
Preloaded with Software
McAfee Security Scan
The Iconia B1-720 comes preloaded with anti-virus software, McAfee Security Scan. It actively checks your computer for anti-virus software, firewall protection, and web security, and threats in your open applications.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
The Iconia B1-720 runs the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and is Android 4.4 KitKat upgradable. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean offers a polished design, improved performance, fast multi-tasking and additional features to help you get things done on-the-go.
Google Mobile Services
Pre-installed with Google Mobile Services, including your favorites, such as Play Store, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Talk, YouTube, Calendar, Messenger, Currents, Chrome and more. You can choose from more than one million free and purchasable games and apps from Play Store.
At Your Fingertips
One Glass Solution
One Glass Solution (OGS) is a method of touch-panel manufacturing that deposits an ITO (touch sensor) layer directly underneath the cover lens. This stack-up pattern creates a panel that is thinner, lighter and optically clearer (higher light transmission rate). The 4 layers, shown left, comprise:
- LCD panel
- Protective film
- Cover glass and ITO touch sensor
Take control of your tablet with the 10-point multi-touch panel. You can easily browse, search and zoom on your tablet, allowing an ideal touch experience for playing games and using apps.
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Top Customer Reviews
I only have one problem hence the 4 stars instead or 5 stars, in the adverts on here regarding the use of this tablet it says you can upgrade to kitkat.
I have gone into the system software upgrade & it just says your tablet is up to date, & will not upgrade to kitkat.
can anyone on here let me know if there is another way to upgrade this tablet to kitkat.
the acer website says nothing about upgrading to kitkat.
other than this I am pleased with my purchase.
update: I have now managed to upgrade to kitkat 4.4.2 so everything is now fine & it is a superb tablet for the money.
The device comes with lot of stock apps, which I think a novice would find really useful (if not slightly overwhelming). As a power user, this 'bloatware' is an irritation and I don't believe there's anything here that you can't get for free from the Play Store if you desire. Here's what's included:
- 'Standard' apps that come on most devices, mainly Google products - Chrome (unnecessary as standard Browser app is just fine), Calculator, Calendar, Camera (note only front-facing 'webcam' is available) , Clock, Gallery, Gmail, Email, Maps, Play Movies/TV, Google Search, Google Translate, People (contacts), Google Photos, YouTube.
- Acer apps - AcerCloud offers free storage and links easily to their other apps on the device: Music, Photo, Docs and Video. There's also a Remote Files app that needs your AcerCloud login to work. These appear on the Play Store as abDocs, abFiles, abMusic, abPhoto, abVideo.
- Music/audio stores/players - overkill here, with Google Play Music and 7digital both offering a store and player, plus the Acer Music app above. Also on the device is the Audible and TuneIn Radio.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the best tablets around for children and has some much on it strongly recommend this.Published 5 months ago by nicola fowler
good little tablet, my 2yr old loves it and very easy to use. Great educational apps, keeps her very happy and quiet very early in the mornings. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mrs M
I bought this in November 2015 use it about 30 mins everyday but no longer holds it's charge and I don't know what I should do. Any one know how to contact seller after purchasePublished 14 months ago by sharon whitford
Have had this for 7 months now and still VERY happy with it. It is a great basic tablet, useful for browsing, emailing and facebooking on the go. Very good value for the price.Published 15 months ago by gaetanne