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

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Acer kills with the expensive Windows 8 tablet rumors, sets the Iconia W510 price at $500
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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