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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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