Last week, Acer gathered news for being a stylish device maker. The tech vendor, who has come up with three sizzlers: Aspire R7, Aspire P3, and the Iconia A1, at recently held event in New York City; now wants to show another great product. It is believed that the Taiwanese giant will soon announce an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. The Acer W3-810 is said to be the first set of tablets to have screen sizes between 7- 9-inches (via The Verge). Microsoft has already indicated that affordable Windows 8 tablets are on the way. The above mentioned Acer made tablet made a brief entry into Amazon.com, but was later removed. Surely, both Microsoft and its OEM partners are looking to bring plethora of affordable Windows 8 pedigree in the coming weeks. Fortunately, the W3 specifications are out along with press shots. The soon to be announced device is a direct competitor to Apple iPad Mini, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 510.
Acer W3-810 - Highlighted specifications
Jesus, Microsoft finally accepted that its current strategy is not working. So, without wasting time, let's reveal few specs of Acer W3-810. The upcoming tablet packs an 8.1-inch display with resolution of 1,280 X 800 pixels, 1.8-GHz Intel Atom powered dual -core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard internal storage, a 2-mega pixel rear facing camera, a front facing camera with same resolution, 1 USB 2.0, Mini micro HDMI port, 8 hours of battery life, and weighs 1.1 pounds. The device is expected to rolled out in Q3 2013 or September - October frame. It will be priced around $379.99((Rs. 20,394), as per Amazon listing.
Redmond-based Microsoft, who has managed to become part of top five tablet vendors in the world, is also not far behind. The world on the street is that the makers behind Surface Pro will soon announce a 7-inch mini Surface tablet in the month of June. It is said that Xbox team is also working hard to give mini Surface Pro tablet a fully fledged gaming machine. While secretly Google is also working to revamp its dead gaming dreams by announcing a tablet. Stay tuned to GizBot.