At Computex 2013 – Taipei, Acer officially unveiled its Windows 8 based tablet, the Intel-powered Acer Iconia W3 weighs just 1.1 pounds and is 11.35 mm thick.
The Acer Iconia W3 features an 8.1-inch screen with 1,280 x 800 resolution and it is powered by an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor clocked at 1.8GHz. It comes with 2GB of RAM and offers two storage variants 32GB and 64GB internal storage and both has a microSD expansion slot models and is priced upwards of $379. There is an optional keyboard too, which will be available for $90.
This Windows 8 device comes bundled with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 (that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote). In a press briefing, Luca Rossi, vice president of the consumer business unit at Acer Europe said:
With the Iconia W3, Acer is giving the millions of students, consumers and professionals who create, read, work and play in the Windows environment a single-handed device that does it all. These adventurous will enjoy the industry-leading combination of a Windows 8 tablet in a sleek and lightweight 8-inch design, giving them a new and more effective way to take their fun and productivity on the go.
It is also equipped with two web camera – front and rear are both good enough at 2 megapixels. The Acer Iconia W3 has support for the 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi networks and hotspots and a micro-HDMI port means that you can connect this tablet to the TV or external display for sharing presentations, photos and video. Acer has suggested that 8 hours of battery life can be expected and extended using the Connected Standby mode.
Acer Iconia W3 will be available at retail and online stores this June.