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Acer Launches World’s First 8-Inch Windows 8 Tablet Iconia W3 At Computex 2013

Because of dwindling sales of PC’s and laptops, Acer of Taiwan is shifting its focus to tablets and smartphones. They have announced today Iconia W3 , which is world’s first 8 inch tablet running on the latest Windows 8 OS, on the eve of start of Computex 2013 in Taiwan. They have also unveiled Liquid S1 smartphone with 5.7″ display (http://www.techvorm.com/acer-launches-liquid-s1-android-phablet-with-5-7-display.html)


The 8 inch Iconia W3 tablet can fit in your hand, and is powered by Intel’s dual-core 1.8GHz Atom Z2760 processor.The tablet comes with a 1280×800 pixel resolution LED-backlit display, and is equipped with 2-megapixel front facing camera and a 2-megapixel rear camera. It has a micro-HDMI port for connecting to a TV or external display. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Micro-USB.The device weighs 540 grams and is 11.35mm thick. Acer claims that battery life of this tablet is approx. eight hours, which sounds good.

The Acer Iconia W3 comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013, and is priced at $379.

Acer has also introduced an optional Bluetooth keyboard with the Iconia W3 tablet  that is expected to cost around $90.This keyboard holds the tablet upright for typing and then docks to the tablet to lay flat for easy transportation.

This tablet will be available in two versions – 32GB and or 64GB,. Customers can expand the storage up to 32GB via a microSD. The Iconia W3 with 32GB and 64GB capacities will be available in June in US and Europe.


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