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Acer Introduces Its Windows 8 Tablets

Tony Hannides Jun 3, 2012 2


Last week, Dell had some specs leaked regarding their upcoming Windows 8 tablets and it was quite impressive. Today at Computex in Tapei, Acer announced their very first Windows 8 tablets; this is no leak. In fact, they unveiled 2 tablets, the Iconia W700 and Iconia W510.

The Iconia W700 features an 11.6″ 1080p display which supports 10 finger multi-touch. It will come with a multipurpose cradle for convenient touch and a better viewing angle and for sound, it sports Dolby Home Theater surround sound. If you need to plug in anything, it’s got 3 3.0 USB ports for extra dongles and such.

The Iconia W510 is pictured above. It’s one of the first “tri-mode” tablets that supports touch, typing and viewing. It has a 10.1″ screen, 18 hour battery life and a price tag of around $799. Acer did not say anything about when they will be on the shelves but we’ll let you know.

Full Press Release

Acer Presents Windows 8® Tablets

Featuring multipurpose viewing on Full HD touchscreens

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (June 4, 2012) – Acer presents two of its newest Windows® 8 tablets at Computex Taipei. The ICONIA W510 evolves the computing experience with three different modes of touchscreen operation, while the ICONIA W700 is the best-performing Windows 8 tablet with the added versatility of a cradle. Both designed to set new standards in ergonomics and user-friendliness.

The most unique part of the W510 tablet is the tri-mode, allowing users to touch, type and view. Aside from the conventional tablet mode, it can be used in productivity mode. A detachable keyboard dock can be connected to the tablet for optimal typing as well as extending the battery life up to 18 hours. Rotating the tablet 295 degrees allows it to be used in presentation mode, which is excellent for watching a video, browsing a webpage or viewing a PowerPoint presentation.

In addition, the W510 has Always On, Always Connect technology, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen, providing a wider viewing angle with more vibrant, consistent and accurate colors. It is an everyday tablet with convertible functions, smartly designed for modern day explorers whose primary needs are freedom of usage for slate, keyboard and hands-free touch.

Acer’s W700 comes with a multipurpose cradle that allows for several viewing options. When using it in landscape, it can be tilted up to 70 degrees for better viewing, or 20 degrees for convenient touch. Furthermore, it can be used vertically like a portrait for easy browsing and reading. The W700 also has three USB 3.0 ports for expansion.

The W700 is equipped with an 11.6-inch Full HD touchscreen as well as Dolby® Home Theater® for multimedia pleasure; it is set to become the optimum-performance Windows 8 tablet for modern day explorers on-the-go, at home or in the office.