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Acer's 8.1 inch Windows 8 tablet now official

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Acer's 8.1 inch Windows 8 tablet now official
Earlier this month, we told you that Acer was working on an 8.1 inch tablet which would be the smallest screened tablet to run on Windows 8. The slate appeared on Amazon and then quickly disappeared, only to resurface a few days later when Denis Kutnikov, general director of Acer's Russian office, said that the tablet would be introduced on June 4th.

The Acer W3 is an 8.1 inch Windows 8 Pro tablet
But the tablet has now appeared on Acer's own web site as the Acer W3. The tablet features an 8.1 inch WXGA (1280 x 768) screen and an Intel Atom Z2760 processor under the hood. 2GB of RAM is on board and there is either 32GB (W3-810-27602G03nsw)  or 64GB (W3-810-27602G06nswor) of native storage inside depending on the model selected. A 2MP webcam is included and Windows 8 Pro is pre-installed.

Pricing is unknown at this point and it is expected that we will see this model get introduced next month at Computex. As is the case with any tablet with a screen around 8 inches, the thought comes to mind that it is being produced as a challenger to the 7.9 inch Apple iPad mini.

source: Acer via SlashGear

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