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June 04, 2012

Acer announces Iconia W700, W510 Windows 8 tablets

With Computex 2012 just around the corner, we’re expecting manufacturers to sport their very own Windows 8 powered tablets in the said event. But one company has an itch to scratch and is not willing to wait for Computex 2012 to do so.

Following the launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8 Release Preview, Acer has introduced not one but two of their very first Windows 8-powered tablets in the form of Iconia W700 and Iconia W510 in an event held at Taipei.

The Iconia W700 sports a netbook-size screen which is measured at 11.6”. But the display of this slate is nothing like that of a netbook as it features full HD 1920 x 1080 screen resolution. Assuming that my below average math skills hasn’t failed me yet, that equates to a crisp 259ppi pixel density. This tablet has all sorts of ports for user’s connectivity needs.

Apart from the usual audio and charging port, the W700 is also equipped with three USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt port and Micro-HDMI port. What is a bit disappointing with this is that the dock only serves as a holder for the tablet and that users will need an external keyboard.

Next is its smaller but still relatively big sibling the W510. This tablet boasts a 10.1” 1080p IPS display. This tablet doesn’t have the several different ports that the W700 has. But its advantage over the latter is that its dock has a keyboard and doubles as a battery, extending its juice for up to 18 hours. According to source this tablet will cost around $599 – $799 when made available.

Stick around as we’ll give you further details about these promising tablets and other devices when we attend the Computex 2012.

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8 Responses to “Acer announces Iconia W700, W510 Windows 8 tablets”

  1. Ramon says:

    ok… W510 is the most promising device from the Asus evet yet :-D

    Finally, a windows 8 tablet similar to the transformer prome maybe even better :O

    Can’t wait for the complete specs XD

  2. Roger says:

    Ayan, kasi Asus nauna sa Transforming tablets, gaya gaya pa Acer. Saka yung idea ng nababaliktad is from Lenovo. Wala ba silang originality?

    • staLon says:

      alm mo meron na ko nyang sinasabi mong lenovo na nababaliktad or the “s10-3t” alm mo kahit ginaya ng ace yung ganun mas maganda parin acer nde sya logger.. d kagaya netong lenovo na to nkaka 5 balik na ko sa sm para lang ipagawa….acer n asus pare.!

  3. Dazed_32 says:

    Who cares about who copied whom? Ang panalo dito is us the buying public, more choices for us. The biggest humbug for me really is how long these products reach the Philippine shores. Bago pa ma-release dito, meron na namang bagong model na lumalabas.

  4. sotic says:

    As a long time Acer convertible (Aspire 1825ptz laptop/tablet) user, I am excited by these new products. My convertible works very well except that I would like a smaller version for use on the go. The w510 looks perfect for my needs.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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