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Acer Iconia B1 tablet now down to £74!

UK supermarket Asda is selling the Acer Iconia B1 tablet for as little as £74. The tablet originally retails for £99; you can cut that down to £94.05 using the voucher code tablet5 at check out and take the price down further by applying, till the end of the month, for a cashback direct from Acer.

The tablet won't compete with the Nexus 7, which costs nearly twice the price, but represents an interesting alternative to no-name/white-label tablets currently flooding the market.

The Acer Iconia B1, which will soon be replaced by a new generation of tablets just unveiled by the Taiwanese company, is powered by a dual-core chipset, one from Mediatek called the MTK8317/T that's powered at 1.2GHz.

It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, has 512MB of RAM, a front facing camera, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot and a 7in 1024 x 600 pixel touchscreen LCM display. The rest of the feature list is fairly mundane. A weight of 320g, one microUSB port, Wi-Fi and a nifty corner grip that improves one-handed use.

The Acer Iconia B1 was introduced earlier this year at CES in Las Vegas and was the first sub-£100 from a major computer retailer. HP Slate 7, which boosts similar features, is significantly dearer in comparison.