Acer sets the Iconia W510 price at $500, nips the expensive Windows 8 tablet rumors in the bud

Acer sets the Iconia W510 price at $500, nips the expensive Windows 8 tablet rumors in the bud
Acer always strives for that value-for-money spot where you offer something very similar to the competition, but undercut its pricing schemes, and it is true for their laptops, as it is for their Android tablets. Acer is offering the Iconia Tab A700 on Amazon for $399 now, for example, and it comes with 1920x1200 screen and 32GB of memory, whereas the other high-res slates start at $500.

The company is seemingly doing the same thing with its upcoming Windows 8 slates - it just set the price for the Iconia W510 tablet with Intel Cover Trail processor, and it is $500, whereas it was rumored before that the Windows 8 Intel-based tablets will come at $700 and above

The Acer Iconia W510 is just 0.35" thin, and comes with 10" 1366x768 pixels screen, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage at a minimum, expandable via a microSD card, as well as microHDMI, microUSB and full USB ports.

What's best - at this price the tablet can run Windows 8 with backwards compatibility for all programs ever written for Windows. Not too shabby, and Acer claims you can get 9 hours of usage out of its battery - Intel's new Atom processors are a big improvement over their predecessors in that regard, it seems.

If you want the keyboard dock, which will give you extra 9 hours of battery life with the integrated unit, there is a package that includes a 64GB Acer Iconia W510 plus the dock, and it will run you $749.

The Acer Iconia W510 will hit retailer shelves on November 9. What do you think about such Windows 8 tablet pricing, any takers?





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Iconia W510
  • Display 10.1" 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3540 mAh

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12 Comments

1. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

The more the merrier

3. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

now thats really cool. cant wait to see how MS prices surface:)

4. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Atom is still slow. Make it i3 or might as well just get RT.

5. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Doesn't look too bad, the double cored "Clover Trail" should perform around the Tegra in CPU and the GPU is and equivalent of the iPad2. But I'll wait for the reviews before making a decission.

6. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Wow, from where I'm from Sony's offering cost 3x than this one. I might buy one of these come holiday season. . .

7. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

not happy.......less storage and poor screens

9. Seymur unregistered

IPad is no more best tablet, but people will be buying iPad mini as a secondary tablet, I mean toy.

10. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Impressive. This is a great price point, and I can still run my emulators. Can't wait to see the Surface pricing.

11. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Let the competition begin. Just waiting on at&t prices on the LTE pro windows tablet.

12. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

So much for the scaremongering from brainless google fanboys.

13. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

my question is... is acer a good computer comp

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