Acer launching $800 Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet on October 26

By on October 4, 2012, 10:00 AM

It’s clear at this point that there will be no shortage of Windows 8 systems when the OS launches in just over three weeks. We profiled Acer’s Aspire S7 Ultrabook series just a couple of days ago but now the attention turns to tablets as the company has released more details on their upcoming Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet.

Acer’s base model starts at $799 which includes an 11.6-inch full 1080p (1,920 x 1,080) IPS display, a 1.8GHz Intel Core i3-3217u “Ivy Bridge” processor, Intel HD 4000 graphics, 4GB of RAM and a 64GB solid state drive. Other standard features include a 1-megapixel front-facing camera, a 5-megapixel rear shooter, a USB 3.0 port, a micro HDMI port, a microSD card slot, headphone jack and 802.11n Wi-Fi / Bluetooth. We’re told that users can expect up to eight hours of battery life from a single charge.

If you’re after a bit more power, Acer will sell you an i5-equipped W700 for just $100 more. Finally, $999 will get you everything mentioned above, the i5 processor and a larger 128GB SSD.

There are a few tradeoffs that one has to consider with the Iconia W700, however. First and most importantly, there’s no mobile broadband option which could be detrimental to the system’s success. Furthermore, the tablet is a good bit heavier at 2.3 pounds than its Android and iOS counterparts already on the market. For comparison, it’s a full pound heavier than the Galaxy Note 10.1 and just shy of a pound more than Apple’s third generation iPad.

The Acer Iconia W700 will be available on October 26.




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VitalyT VitalyT said:

It is a brick, alright.

Guest said:

"It is a brick, alright."

No, I called this hi-tech brick with Metro UI :D

Guest said:

Yawn.. I'd rather have an AMD A10 APU in there.

Guest said:

I would rather have it loaded with Android and for $500 less to boot.

cwc9001 cwc9001 said:

Yawn.. I'd rather have an AMD A10 APU in there.

I don't think I have seen any amd apu powered windows 8 tablet specs yet, I know amd has plans for one though.

---agissi--- ---agissi---, TechSpot Paladin, said:

That is so not worth $800. Some Windows 8 experience /w a core i3. The parts may actually be worth close to that but I dont perceive the experience to be anything better than $500.

Guest said:

AMD weekest APU killed Intel Inside flagship CPU, ask any gamers if you dont believe me

Guest said:

"Yawn.. I'd rather have an AMD A10 APU in there"

then you will see a thicker tablet and power-hungry tablet than this

Guest said:

In what weird warped universe did AMD's WEAKEST APU beat Intels flagship model? Are you talking CPU or GPU capabilities? If you're talking CPU then no, you're smoking your socks and quite heavily at that (you should cut back on that, its bad for your health), if you're talking GPU then you are only marveling at a company that had to buy another company to stay relevant. Thats not an AMD GPU, it's an ATI built from ATI experience by personel that stayed on with the company just under the name AMD now.

Puiu Puiu said:

In what weird warped universe did AMD's WEAKEST APU beat Intels flagship model? Are you talking CPU or GPU capabilities? If you're talking CPU then no, you're smoking your socks and quite heavily at that (you should cut back on that, its bad for your health), if you're talking GPU then you are only marveling at a company that had to buy another company to stay relevant. Thats not an AMD GPU, it's an ATI built from ATI experience by personel that stayed on with the company just under the name AMD now.

ofc he was talking about gaming. and what do people do on tablets? most use them for games ^_^

and it is an AMD product. how many years/generations have passed since they bought ATI?

Guest said:

"AMD weekest APU killed Intel Inside flagship CPU, ask any gamers if you dont believe me"

..err, what is the article talking about? does the article talking about acer's win8 tablet or talking about AMD vs Intel?

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