Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Report Hints At Acer Iconia W3 - An Eight-Inch Windows 8 Tablet

Acer Iconia W3
Acer Iconia W3
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Apparently Acer is planning to release an eight-inch tablet powered by the Windows 8 OS, the upcoming Acer Iconia W3 tablet, according to a website based in France.

The Microsoft Store currently offers ten-inch models of its Windows 8-powered tablets, but this may change soon. Images of the upcoming Acer Iconia W3 tablet were posted recently on the website before the manufacturer requested the images to be removed.

The tablet may be the first Windows 8-powered tablet from Acer and will allow Microsoft to enter a new segment in the tablet market.

The tablet will reportedly use the full-blown version of the Windows 8 OS. This will give users all of the features offered by the latest version of the operating system from Microsoft, which will also give it an advantage over the Google Nexus 7 and the iPad Mini of Apple.

The tablet will also feature a 1280 by 800 IPS display screen, dual-core Atom Clover Trail processor from Intel, 2GB RAM, and camera in front and the back. The specifications are consistent with the statements made by Microsoft recently in connection to smaller tablet devices that will be offered in the market before the end of the year.

With the current reduction in the price of the full-size Windows 8 tablet, the Acer Iconia W3 tablet will likely have a price tag comparable to tablets of the same size. It may even be possible for the tablet to be much cheaper.

Reports have also hinted at the possibility that licensing fee discounts are being offered by Microsoft for device manufacturers who will manufacturer smaller tablets. This means an eight-inch Windows tablet may be cheaper compared to low-end models of the Windows 8 tablets that are currently being offered in the market.

For the moment, no statements were issued by Acer in connection to the reports about the Acer Iconia W3 tablet.

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