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

By Shawn Knight ยท 11 replies
Oct 4, 2012
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  1. 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...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    It is a brick, alright.
  3. "It is a brick, alright."

    No, I called this hi-tech brick with Metro UI :D
  4. Yawn.. I'd rather have an AMD A10 APU in there.
  5. I would rather have it loaded with Android and for $500 less to boot.
  6. cwc9001

    cwc9001 TS Rookie

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

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    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.
  8. AMD weekest APU killed Intel Inside flagship CPU, ask any gamers if you dont believe me
  9. "Yawn.. I'd rather have an AMD A10 APU in there"

    then you will see a thicker tablet and power-hungry tablet than this
  10. 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.
  11. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,665   +1,097

    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?
  12. "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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