Acer officialy reveals 8-inch Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet

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Early last month images leaked of an Acer 8-inch Windows tablet, and the device even appeared shortly on Amazon. This device was particularly special because it was the first device we’ve seen running Windows 8 with less than a 10-inch display. Today in Taipei for Computex 2013 Acer has official unveiled the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet.

The Acer Iconia W3 is the first of a new generation of Windows 8 tablets that won’t be limited to 10-inch displays. The device itself weighs just 1.1 pounds and is 11.43 mm thick. Compared to an iPad mini it’s a little bulkier, but for $379 it’s hard to complain. The Iconia W3 is powered by an Intel Atom processor, which means it will be doing a lot more than that iPad mini too. Other specs for this device include 32GB of storage, 2MP front and rear camera, microUSB port, microHDMI port, and 8 hours of battery life.

With full Windows 8 on board and just a $379 price tag there are some trade-offs. The 8-inch display we mentioned earlier is not the best you will find on a tablet, but it does get the job done. You will also see little artifacts on the screen when you squeeze too hard with your hands. The Iconia W3 has an optinional keyboard dock that is wider than the tablet itself. Pre-orders for the Iconia W3 open on Tuesday.

[via The Verge]


  • Reminds me of a Nook HD, but slimmed down aesthetically.
    I hope some Haswell tablets are on the way, I want one for college now…