The Acer Iconia W3 might not like as saucy as iPad, but the fact remains that it is indeed world's first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. It was Denis Kutnikov, general director of Acer's Russia, who accepted for the first time that the company had worked on such tablet device. The Iconia W3 is slated to be announced on June 14 at Computex tech show.
In a major development, Acer Finland also listed the Iconia W3 on its official site( UnwiredView). Looks like the tablet could be announced in both Russia and Finland starting June last week. Incidentally, both countries are emerging economies in nature. Microsoft has witnessed steady growth in the sales of Windows Phone 8 in East European countries such as Finland, amongst others. Acer made Iconia W3 would be marketed as a substitute of desktop computer. The device is running on Windows 8 Pro meaning you can take advantage of MS office, and run heavy applications.
The Iconia W3 has built in 8.1-inch WXGA display with resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels Intel Atom Z2760 processor, Windows 8 Pro, 2GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal memory, a 2-mega pixel camera, and long battery life. You will also get connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, and Micro HDMI.
The above mentioned specs are pretty decent, as Acer always managed to come up with affordable devices. It is hard to compare the Iconia W3 with iPad 4, but with these specs -the device can easily trounce iPad Mini.
India, certainly, needs an affordable Windows 8 tablet. The tablet devices powered by Android are pretty decent too, but they lack MS Office. Students still find hard to use Google docs to process world documents. In the coming days, one could hear a big announcement from Microsoft. The software giant is believed to be working on a cheaper version of Surface RT. It would be priced under Rs.13, 000, in the International market. Stay tuned to GizBot.