Acer unveils 2 new Windows 8 tablets
posted by Charlene S. / Jun 03, 2012, 10:14 PM
Computex 2012 is underway and Acer is making its splash by announcing two Windows 8 tablets – the ICONIA W510 and the ICONIA w700.
The W700, on the other hand, features an 11.7-inch 1920 x 1080 display. It also ships with a multipurpose cradle that can be adjusted for several viewing options. In landscape mode it can be tilted from 20 to 70 degrees. The W700 also features three USB 3.0 ports, 10 finger multitouch touchscreen, Dolby Home Theater for enhanced audio, and over 8 hours of battery life.
No pricing has been released as of yet, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
UPDATE: Acer has now announced that the W510 will retail for $799 and the W700 will be available for $999 with an optional keyboard.
- 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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W8 will seal off the tablet market
posted on Jun 03, 2012, 10:18 PM 9
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Yup. Tablet = W8 SmartPhone = iOS/Android FeaturePhone = Symbian
posted on Jun 03, 2012, 11:19 PM 7
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$799 @@ I want to see how is this gonna perform. Better be something extraordinary
posted on Jun 03, 2012, 10:28 PM 3
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Where is Nokia ? Why was there a pact between Microsoft and Nokia ? where is its results and effects ? Miscrosoft should offer something special to Nokia, but they don't. Damn Elop... I hate you. Nokia should produce its unique operating system like Apple and Blackberry. Otherwise, Miscrosoft and Elop would ruin it. Microsoft, just remember that: The market share of Windows Phone was almost nothing before the launch of Nokia Lumia, and I bought Lumia because I love Nokia and I trust them (Not because I like Windows Phone). In fact, Millions think the same way I do. I wish Nokia had adopted Android two years before. If that happened, we could see Android market share surpass 80%. Once again, damn Elop ...I AVERSE you .
posted on Jun 03, 2012, 10:45 PM 5
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You bought a lumia because you love Nokia but hate WP. Huh? You want Nokia to develope their own OS yet you wished they adopted Android. What the? You're a friggin clown dude and the millions don't agree with you. If they do, there must be a millions clowns out there.
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 1:31 AM 0
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I've never said that I hate Wp, But I mentioned many options that Nokia had or still have in order to re - control on the phones market share. They have a great reputation and many many people trust what they make, so sticking with just Windows Phone after killing Symbian and Meego is not the savior factor for Nokia.
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 4:36 AM 0
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The prices are scary
posted on Jun 03, 2012, 11:47 PM 1
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Yeah, they can be, but we also don't know the specs for these two tablets yet. The W700 is definitely running x86, and I'm guessing the W510 is as well. Tablets running ARM processors should be significantly cheaper. Also, keep in mind, these tablets are essentially laptops if you use a keyboard dock. I could ostensibly take one of these to work, do everything I need to do there, and then take it back home and just sit it back into my dock.
posted on Jun 03, 2012, 11:54 PM 3
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i for one dont need a laptop anymore. i am not a heavy gamer and nor a hevy user that does video editing and stuff but the ipad and android tablets didnt have the usb ports and other connectivity stuff so they didnt cut it. now i am gonna buy the w700 if asus and sammy are late to join the w8 tablet party. and bluestacks will allow me to use android apps so i am very excited. cant wait to get my hands on a w8 tablet
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 12:23 AM 0
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alos note that at 799 the average consumer will just buy the ipad. At 200 bucks cheaper for the 16GB wifi one. microsoft has to remember that there trying to take the market from the leader apple. why would you try to sell your product for more than you competiton. especially when there the market leader.yes windows will be great but this price is not right.
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 8:03 AM 0
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This is awesome.. however, I don't see this putting any significant dent into the stranglehold that Apple has on the pad industry. What MS needs to do is put something like this to market at a price point slightly UNDER where the iPad is. It doesn't matter how much more capability this has.. I don't think the majority of consumers will care. They will be excited to be able to do some windows things on a pad like this, but if it's more expensive than an iPad, then people will just look at these Windows8 pads as dreams. I was hoping for a lower price.
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 9:22 AM 1
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