When the Acer Iconia W3 made its debut on Amazon last month, no one would have imagined that the device is real. Everyone was speculating that it's just another fake listing with no substance to be believed. The listing hinted at pricing with few press shots of the Acer Iconia W3.
Now it is a possibility to see the world's first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet at this year's Computex tech show. Denis Kutnikov, general director of Acer's Russian office, has finally accepted that the device is indeed real, and would be introduced on June 14.
The coming of Acer Iconia W3 marks the beginning of a new era for struggling Microsoft. The Windows 8, in general, is not selling well due to consumers' indifferent attitude towards recently announced OS. Until now, Windows 8 was not optimized for tablets having display size less than 10-inches.
It was an opportunity miss for the folks over at Microsoft as well for its trusted OEM partners. One of the world's largest PC vendors - Dell blamed Windows 8 for dwindling PC sales. Even Japan's Fujitsu pointed at Windows 8 for the decrease in revenues. Thus, the decision has to be taken by Microsoft to announce some major changes, so that Windows 8 powered tablets could stand next to Nexus 7 likes devices.
If Microsoft's OEM partners are coming up with affordable Windows 8 tablets in the coming weeks then one could see an affordable Surface tablet in the month of June. As per the buzz, it will cost consumers under Rs.15,000.
Talking about the Acer Iconia W3, it packs an 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. In the name of connectivity options, it comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, and Micro HDMI. Acer claims an 8 hours of battery life for the Iconia W3. The tablet device details can be found of official Acer website. As far as pricing and availability of the device is concerned, one has to wait a little longer. Stay tuned to GizBot.