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Acer to offer 8.1 inch Windows 8 tablet? Amazon 86s the listing

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Acer to offer 8.1 inch Windows 8 tablet? Amazon 86s the listing
During a press event in New York City on Friday, Acer released a series of tablets and laptops equipped with screens in the range of 11.6 to 15.6 inches. But what some Windows fans are demanding is a smaller tablet in the 7 to 8 inch range that would compete with the 7.9 inch Apple iPad mini and the 7 inch low-priced Android tablets like the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Speaking of Amazon, a tablet that was not introduced at the NYC event, the Acer W3-810, was displayed on Amazon. This tablet features an 8.1 inch 1280 x 800 resolution display with a dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor under the hood. Inside the slate is 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. Both front and back cameras weigh in at 2MP and the tablet includes a microUSB 2.0 port and a micro HDMI port. Weighing in at 1.1 pounds, the battery provides 8 hours of use.

The tablet will apparently be priced at $379.99 (vs. $329 for the iPad mini), but its launch might not be imminent as the tablet has been removed from Amazon. We do know that the next update to Windows will allow it to support smaller displays and lower resolution screens, so hopefully the launch of the Acer W3-810 won't be too far away. Just the other day,we told you that the Microsoft Surface could be available with a 7.5 inch screen for $399 or less, but that model is not due until Q1 of 2014.

source: Amazon, via TheVerge, WPCentral


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posted on 05 May 2013, 06:03

1. Shaznek (Posts: 43; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


Looks good.

posted on 05 May 2013, 06:12

2. xprimer (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


pretty good!

posted on 05 May 2013, 08:23 1

3. darkvadervip (Posts: 310; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Told y'all windows is coming around

posted on 05 May 2013, 09:57

4. sharks (Posts: 164; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


It looks good but i have to say i miss the front speakers, like on the Nexus 10.

posted on 05 May 2013, 10:05

5. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


You didn't just say 1.1 pounds..

posted on 05 May 2013, 11:16 3

6. Alan01 (Posts: 184; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Actually, we didn't say it...we wrote it!

Alan

posted on 05 May 2013, 22:47

8. AnTuTu (limited) (Posts: 804; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Nice one Alan01 :) and I also just wrote it :p

posted on 06 May 2013, 11:27 1

11. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


:P I thought you'd fall for it.
Darn you.
We will meet again.

posted on 05 May 2013, 14:14

7. -box- (Posts: 3784; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I hope there isn't a need for lower resolutions. The current lineup of Ultrabooks is barely passable screen-wise IMHO.

posted on 06 May 2013, 07:11 1

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


Beautiful Device Acer, not bad. They are definitely improving a lot.

posted on 06 May 2013, 07:42 1

10. cyko969 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


Pretty slick looking device!

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