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Acer Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet heading for October 26th release priced at $799.99 to $999.99

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Acer Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet heading for October 26th release priced at $799.99 to $999.99
With Microsoft expected to launch the Microsoft Surface tablets on October 26th at the stroke of midnight, Acer has decided to make its flagship Windows 8 tablet available on the same day. The Acer Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet will be launched, also on October 26th, at a price of $799.99. The device, with an 11.6 inch screen, is a Windows 8 Pro model which means it is powered by an Intel processor, in this case, an Ivy Bridge 1.8GHz Core i3 processor, upgradable to core i5. The 11.6 inch display has a 1080p resolution, and the tablet has 4GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD. The camera on back is 5MP while the front-facing shooter is 1MP. Upgrade to the i5 processor and twice the memory for $999.99

A dock comes with the tablet that allows you to view it in widescreen mode at 70 degrees or 20 degrees. While the dock uses the tablet's USB 3.0 port, it comes with three of them and also recharges the tablet. The Acer Iconia W700 weighs in at 2.3 pounds.

Besides The Acer Iconia W700, the manufacturer also displayed back in June, the Acer Iconia W510. This model comes with a 10.1 inch screen and a detachable keyboard  that takes the device from tablet mode to productivity mode with an 18 hour battery life. There was no word on when this model will be launched.

source: TheVerge




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posted on 05 Oct 2012, 02:02 5

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


this may as well be a laptop with those specs! wow

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 02:18 2

4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


did you missed the point? That's how these tablets are made. Windows 8 on a tablet that can function like a laptop :O

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 05:57

8. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1087; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Yeah but what I dont get is why are the specs inferior even when compared to an ultrabook?
And for the life of me wht cant they get the price right? Its not like Acer is dominating in market share!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 08:35

9. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I think its because its not an ultrabook.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:16

13. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1087; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


YEAH but isnt windows 8 allabout merging the tablet and ultrabook experience?
i m talking about the win8 full version not RT

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 09:45

11. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


ultrabooks are fully functional laptops. And these are thicker and more spacious compared to tablets, so it could fit more superior specifications such as dedicated/integrated video card and other more. These PC tablets are the next big thing to happen in PC world after laptop era.

And regarding the price range, it's quite okay. You don't have to be the best in the market to dictate the pricepoint. You just need to analyze on what price would it suit best. And I think, the price is acceptable.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 02:03 6

2. kamil (Posts: 115; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


really nice design especially with the red accent at the speaker grill nice job Acer

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 02:04

3. deacz (Posts: 155; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


really dont se a point with something this massive vs an ultrabook

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 02:31 2

5. Mercenary (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


With that price I can get a high specs 15-17 inches laptop for gaming.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 03:59 1

6. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Or a monster high spec PC gaming rig. But i think by 2014 Ultrabooks and Win Tablets prices will come down.
Remember how Android Tablets used to be expensive long ago?
Now it's cheap or affordable.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 08:36

10. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Good point which is why I am waiting to maybe early 2013 to buy my first hybrid windows tablet/laptop. Prices should definetely come down.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 04:30 1

7. Droids-R-us (Posts: 12; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


Its about time Someone made a Good looking Windows device, Look out Apple your not the only one now!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 10:39

12. maxican16 (Posts: 363; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


That's too much. And this is an Acer product. What will the premium models come in at?? I'll pass.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 12:35

14. animeware (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 May 2012)


not buying it and plus got windows 8 no thank you....

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