Depending on what you need a tablet for, you may not need to necessarily purchase the latest and greatest tablet available. If you’re just planning on using it for browsing the Internet and email purposes, an older model could suit your purposes just fine. First released in 2013, the Acer Iconia B1 line of tablets is an entry level line of tablets that provides a lot of power for a small cost. Depending on your needs, you can find an Acer Iconia B1 tablet that perfectly suits your needs.

The Acer Iconia B1-710-L401 is the entry point into the Iconia line of tablets. This tablet features a 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of flash memory and 1GB of RAM. This tablet comes with the Android 4.1 operating system though this can be upgraded to use the latest Android operating system provided you have an available Wi-Fi connection. With 3.5 hours of battery life, this tablet is perfect for short plane rides or a car trip. If you need something with slightly more power, the Acer Iconia B1-720-L684 increases the processor to 1.30GHz while doubling the flash memory to 16GB. Unfortunately, the battery life remains the same with this version of the tablet.

If you’re looking for an increase in battery life, try the Acer Iconia One 7 B1-730HD-11S6 model. Not only does this model increase the processor to 1.60GHz, but it doubles the battery life to a whopping seven hours. This makes the tablet perfect for all-day car trips and long plane rides. However, you’ll want to make sure your tablet is protected during these long trips so outfit with an Acer Iconia One Ultra Slim White Bumper Case.

You’ll find that the Acer Iconia B1 may not have all the bells and whistles of the iPad, but it does an excellent job providing the basics at only a fraction of the price. The Acer Iconia B1 is great for casual tablet users or even children, with its high-quality construction making it a tablet that can stand up to years of use.