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It is a tie between B1-710 and this model, depending on use
on August 13, 2014
Acer Iconia B1-720 is an excellent tablet at low cost. It is better designed/built than others of non-brand name.
It is one of the few with 1GB dynamic memory (most only have half at this price). 8GB flash memory is good, and micro SD can be used.
Dual-core 1.3GHz processor is plenty fast. 1024x600 capacitive multi-touch screen is clear and has good contrast.
199x122x10.7mm is thin. Lithium-ion 11.2W.
This looks almost the same as B1-710 (which I also own), but it has a faster processor, larger capacity battery, front speaker, and slight physical difference.
Most tablets have rear or bottom speakers, so this front speaker makes the sound louder and more clear.
The power button is now at the top side, and the volume buttons are on the side, which prevents accidental power-off trying to adjust volume.
Unfortunately the buttons are now flush, so they are difficult to locate and to use. This is the only negative issue with this tablet.
If you use the volume buttons often, get the B1-710.
Buying cheaper tablet is somewhat risky because the build quality varies quite a bit from unit-to-unit due to varying quality control at lesser manufacturing facilities. This one is worth it.