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Acer Iconia W3 pre-orders start on June 4, US launch confirmed

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Acer Iconia W3 pre-orders start on June 4, US launch confirmed
After appearing prematurely on the website of its maker, the Acer Iconia W3 tablet has now been given a proper unveiling at Computex. And it is just what we knew it was – a 8.1-inch slate running Windows 8 for the ultimate combination of portability and productivity. In fact, Acer is aiming to "put the desktop into a single hand" with its Iconia W3 tablet, which is a bold claim indeed. Is there any substance behind these words? 

Well, the Acer Iconia W3 weighs around 500 grams and it is 11.4mm thick, which makes it considerably bulkier than its Android competitors. However, Windows 8 based alternatives with lesser weight are yet to be announced. The 8.1-inch screen has a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, and the processor running the show is the Intel Atom Z2760 – the same chip found inside the Acer Iconia W510. There are two 2MP cameras outfitted on the device – one on the back for taking photos and videos and one in the front for video chats. Connectivity-wise, Acer has added a microHDMI output, a microSD card slot, and a microUSB connector for plugging in USB peripherals. On a full charge, the tablet's battery should last through 8 hours of active use.

As we already mentioned, the Acer Iconia W3 comes running the full version of Windows 8, with support for legacy applications and all. On top of that, the Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 software pack comes pre-loaded for editing and creating documents on the go. And speaking of productivity, Acer will be offering an optional Bluetooth dock with a full-sized QWERTY keyboard made especially for the Iconia W3. 

Pre-orders for the 32 and 64 gigabyte Acer Iconia W3 models will begin on June 4 via many retailers, including Amazon, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Walmart, and the Microsoft retail stores. Keep an eye out on their web pages for further info, such as pricing information and an estimated launch date. 

source: Acer

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posted on 03 Jun 2013, 02:59 1

1. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

That is one ugly tablet.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 03:07 3

2. pitak (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

nice tablet

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 03:25 1

3. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

One of the nicest looking tabs out there, looks like a huge One X which isnt a bad thing,

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 03:51

4. ianbbaa (Posts: 332; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)

Really nice one...really was waiting for more info about this one because 8" i find the best size for use on the go...
...but i sold my soul to Note 8...after one week of testing, i d say its definitelly best device in best size out there...right, full W8 is nice, but i realized that i do no need it at all...
Note 8 - 3G, Polaris Office is great replacement, S-pen is nice addition...baterry, weight, apps that i am used to use from android phone...

My main work is on remote server which i do "Remote Desktop Connection"...Jump Desktop app from Play store is great alternative to RDP app on W8 - but even better, when i am on my server, i even can use gestures, 2 fingers to scroll, copy/paste between RDP server and native android apps...try to copy/paste on W8 RDP and some metro or desktop app - NOT POSSIBLE.
Best feature of androids RDP clients is that you can set your resolution to display on your tablet, where WIN RDP sets your default tablets res, you can set RDP for example 1600x1200 and easily pinch in/out to zoom...so you can benefit to display more information on your screen if you work with charts, etc...yes, it gets smaller but remeber pinch to zoom - win does not have!

There are tons of reasons why (peronally I) will stay with android untill RDP app from M-soft will be as usable as any other RDP alternative from playstore.

Only thing i did not solved yet is printing out of RDP via android, this would be much easier probably with W8 tablet...but will try to solve with some wifi printer probably must be a samsung one...if i could remote print to my android device from remote Win machine it would be perfect...

So i use Note 8 with full windows desktop experience....

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 04:47

5. jove39 (Posts: 1967; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Like it.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 12:14

6. mydi.maus (unregistered)

This tablet is the thickest one I've seen.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 19:44

7. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

That's awesome and pretty exciting. Good for Acer to be the first to dip their toe in the water!

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