At this point it is quite obvious that Microsoft is making sure the next version of Windows 8 can run on 7-8 inch devices. They’ve all but confirmed it through the mouth of CFO Peter Klein, and with the changes we’ve been seeing in Windows 8.1 leaks. The only thing left to see is an actual 7 or 8-inch device.
Lucky for you that’s exactly what we have today. The image above is a leaked Acer tablet that appears to be around 8-inches. The screen size might make some people excited, but the supposed specs are nothing to get excited about. Early rumors point to a 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor, but that’s all we know so far. Since it’s Intel we know it will be running full Windows 8 Pro. It also appears to come with a keyboard dock that is significantly larger than the device. It looks a little silly, but your hands will appreciate the extra space.
What do you think of this device? We love the 7-8 inch form factor, but not if the specs are mid-range. Hopefully something doesn’t happen like what we’re seeing in the smartphone market: big=powerful, small=mid range. We will wait until more information is available for this device.