Acer Announces First 8-inch Windows 8 Tablet Priced at $379

Rumors of smaller form-factor Windows 8 tablets have been doing the rounds for months. This week at Computex 2013, Acer announced the world's first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. Dubbed the Acer Iconia W3, the 8.1-inch tablet boasts a 1280 x 800 display and runs on Intel's dual-core 1.8 GHz Z2760 Atom processor.

 

It also has micro-HDMI and Micro-USB ports, MicroSD, 32 GB or 64 GB of storage, a front-facing camera, a rear-facing camera (both 2-megapixels),  Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11b/g/n. Most interestingly, Acer is also bundling Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 with the laptop. The package includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote at no additional expense and will come pre-installed on the laptop.

Both the 64 GB and 32 GB models are set to go up for pre-order tomorrow, June 4, with the former boasting a competitive $379.99 price tag. Customers can throw in a full-size Bluetooth keyboard dock but it'll cost around $90. Pricing for the 64 GB model was not revealed. 

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  • DelightfulDucklings
    Still waiting for Haswell based Windows 8 tablet, hopefully some are revealed shortly
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  • Joe Vete
    Junk hardware, junk software. I think i'll stick with my 11" Macbook Air running OS X and Windows 7 with Parallels desktop.
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  • vmem
    hmm, with a Z2760 Atom it could be DOA
    I thought people already showed that you get a less than "snappy" experience with the current gen Atom
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