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Acer Iconia W3 tablet available for pre-orders from Staples and Amazon

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Acer Iconia W3 tablet available for pre-orders from Staples and Amazon
You might remember the first 8 inch Windows 8 tablet, the Acer Iconia W3. The slate is now available for pre-orders through Staples and Amazon. Both retailers are offering the 32GB version of the slate for $379.99 while Amazon also has the 64GB model for $429.99. Staples says that if you pre-order the device by June 14th, it will ship between June 15th and June 17th, arriving no earlier than June 16th. Normally, shipments take 1 to 3 business days, according to the site.

The tablet offers an 8.1 inch LCD screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, and a 186ppi pixel density. A dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor is under the hood with 2GB RAM and 32 or 64GB of native storage aboard. The included microSD slot can add more storage up to 32GB, and the the back and front-facing cameras both weigh in at 2MP. The battery is said to last 8 hours.

The 8.1 inch screen size is an interesting choice for Acer because it allows the tablet to compete with the Apple iPad mini and at the same time, offers buyers a larger screen than those 7 inch Android tablets that have been selling like hotcakes. And keep in mind that the Acer Iconia W3 is powered by Windows 8 Pro, not RT.

The Acer Iconia W3 can be pre-ordered from Amazon (pictured) and Staples

source: Staples, Amazon via WPCentral

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