Acer has officially announced the Acer Iconia W3, the 8-inch tablet that runs on Windows 8 operating system. The tablet has a powerful hardware configuration and has been priced at $379 in the United States. Acer made this announcement at Computex 2013 which is currently being held in Taiwan.
The Acer Iconia W3 is finally here, and we now know how good the tablet is. By the way, this is the first time that the Windows 8 operating system is being offered in an 8-inch tablet. The Acer Iconia W3 is a small and powerful tablet and will be the first one that offers the Windows 8 experience to consumers on an 8-inch display.
The Acer Iconia W3 has a very decent hardware configuration. The device is powered by a 1.8GHz Intel Atom Clover Trail Z2760 processor and has an 8-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The tablet offers 32 and 64GB of internal storage and also comes with a microSD card support for storage expansion.
Other important features include a 2MP primary camera, 2MP secondary camera, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB, micro-HDMI and an optional full-sized keyboard dock that contains a full sized keyboard similar to 13-inch Acer notebooks. The tablet weighs about 540 grams and has a thickness of 11.35 mm. It gives a battery backup of eight hours, which is good enough for an 8-inch tablet.
The most interesting feature of the Acer Iconia W3 is that it runs on Windows 8 Pro right out of the box and also comes with Office 2013 Home & Student which is a part of the overall package, so no need to pay that extra amount. The Acer Iconia W3 will be available in the United States for $379 and you can also get the optional keyboard by paying $90 extra.
We assume that the $379 price tag is for the 32GB version of the Acer Iconia W3, but we are not sure as of now. Acer will start taking pre-orders from tomorrow and so the pricing details should be clear very soon. The tablet will be available in the market by the end of June.