Acer unveils 2 new Windows 8 tablets

Acer unveils 2 new Windows 8 tablets
Computex 2012 is underway and Acer is making its splash by announcing two Windows 8 tablets – the ICONIA W510 and the ICONIA w700.

The W510 features a 10.1-inch IPS display and a detachable keyboard. It features a tri-mode that allows users to touch, type, and view. When snapping on the keyboard the W510 transforms from tablet mode to productivity mode and extends the battery life up to 18 hours. The device can be rotated 295 degrees to be used in presentation mode. Acer says this mode is best suited for watching videos, surfing the web, or viewing a PowerPoint presentation.

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.

source: Engadget

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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
Iconia W700
  • Display 11.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Intel Core i3, Dual-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB

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29 Comments

1. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

W8 will seal off the tablet market

7. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Yup. Tablet = W8 SmartPhone = iOS/Android FeaturePhone = Symbian

10. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Agreed.

16. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

hey I just met you and this is crazy but a feature phone can hold over 20Mpx camera and a smartphone can't

20. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Well, who said feature phones are crap? It's just a category. Like in boxing: lightweight, heavyweight, etc. Being a heavyweight doesn't make you a better boxer than a lightweight.

21. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Symbian is everything but feature phone OS though.

27. SleepingOz unregistered

Agree, Belle is actually better than WP and iOS.

2. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

DIE!! Ipad!!

3. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

$799 @@ I want to see how is this gonna perform. Better be something extraordinary

18. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i will support LAPTOP features probably like proper PC softwares unlike Ipads only use for normal things

4. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

whoops just pissed in my pants. after putting the w8 preview on all my computers I want the real thing now!!

5. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

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 .

17. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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.

22. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

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.

6. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

AWESOME! The pricing is killer also, can't wait to test drive one! I wonder what ASUS has up its sleeve.

8. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Let the games begin!

23. dax0330

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

Finally can run MS office and real programs! Whew can't wait to have one!

9. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The prices are scary

11. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

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.

28. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

Agreed completely. Tablets, Slates and convetibles running Windows 8 RT will be significantly cheaper and are the ones that people should use to compare with Apple iPads...

13. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Wait for arm tabs...those'll be well in reach.

12. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Awesome...today I installed win8 consumer preview...its metro UI is awesome...and it has desktop mode anyway...love it...won't mind spending thousand bucks on best tab.

14. ananya22

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

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

15. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

OMG, the time has come! Windows 8 arisE!

24. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

finally something to replace my hp pavilon tx1000 with.

25. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

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.

26. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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.

29. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Holy prices. And they want to take on the 600$ iPad? These better be as good as my laptop.

30. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

wait a minute, it costs over $600? i might as well go for new IPAD if i want to spend more than $500 or IPAD mini (coming soon) which is rumored to be less than $299

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