Acer announces Iconia W700, W510 Windows 8 tablets
With Computex 2012 just around the corner, weâ€™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 11.6â€. 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 hasnâ€™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 10.1â€ 1080p IPS display. This tablet doesnâ€™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 weâ€™ll give you further details about these promising tablets and other devices when we attend the Computex 2012.