Acer Iconia W3 is first 8” Windows 8 tablet


Computex 2013 is a platform for where companies take the opportunity to roll out their latest hardware as well as perform groundbreaking announcements, and Acer, who hails from Taiwan, decided not to lose this opportunity to make a splash in their own backyard by announcing what is the first 8.1” tablet in the industry that runs on the Windows 8 operating system – and it is known as the Acer Iconia W3. With the Acer Iconia W3, you are sure you will be able to enjoy portable entertainment as well as full PC capabilities, all controlled via a single hand, now how about that? In order to up the productivity ante, Acer has also ensured that the Acer Iconia W3 would come pre-loaded with the Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 without requiring you to fork out an extra cent. This is generous on Microsoft’s part, but there is a method to this madness, too, since those who are weaned on the Microsoft Office environment would want to use the software the next time they graduate and enter the working world, where they might need to purchase the full copy then – helping Microsoft earn some more money along the way.

It is said that the Acer Iconia W3 is able to deliver an unprecedented tablet experience, where it boasts of a design that is compact enough to be used comfortably with just one hand, regardless of whether you are using it to read or to browse the Internet. The 8.1” display is more than adequate to handle all your entertainment and desktop applications, and it does not matter whether you are a professional, student or family, the Acer Iconia W3 suits just about all of you just fine.

The entire shebang was specially designed with productivity in mind, where it tips the scales at a mere 1.10 pounds, and measures just 0.45” thin, making it a snap to tote around anywhere you like. The Acer Iconia W3 would be able to be paired to an optional full-size Bluetooth keyboard which would be able to hold the tablet upright whenever you need to type, as well as allowing you to dock it to the tablet conveniently so that it lays flat for easy screen-protected transportation. It is said that the keyboard itself mirrors the size of those that can be found on larger 13.3” notebooks, making it comfortable to use even for long hours of typing on end. Running on an Intel Atom processor, the Acer Iconia W3 has up to 8 hours of battery life on a single full charge, where it is accompanied by a 720p resolution LED display, front- and rear-facing 2MP webcams, micro-HDMI and microUSB connectivity, and will arrive in 32GB or 64GB configurations which can be further expanded via a microSD memory card slot.

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