Windows 8-powered Acer Iconia W700 to launch for $800, includes a cradle and a keyboard
The Windows 8-powered Acer Iconia W700 tablet is expected to ship starting October 26 after the Windows 8 main event. The tablet has been priced at $800 for the basic model that also includes a cradle and a Bluetooth keyboard
Acer gave a preview of its Windows 8 powered devices that included the Iconia W700 tablet and the W510 at Computex this summer, but at that time the pricing was kept under wraps. But now according to Engadget, Acer has announced that the Iconia W700 would cost $800 for the basic model and shipping is expected to start from October 26 after the official launch of Windows 8.
As gathered from Engadget, for $800 consumers would get a Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of SSD. For $900 you’ll get a Core i5 CPU with the same RAM and memory option, while for $1000 consumers would be offered a Core i3 processor along with a 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD.
To refresh, the Acer Iconia W700 features an 11.6-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080p and comes running on Windows 8. The basic model is powered by Intel’s Core i3 Ivy Bridge chip along with Intel’s HD Graphics 4000. The tablet offers a 1MP front camera capable of recording video at 720p and a 5MP rear camera at that is capable of shooting at 1080p.
Other features include 64GB SSD (basic model), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, HDMI and a 3.5mm audio jack. Also, the tablet packs a battery that promises 8 hours of usage.
The Acer Iconia W700 tablet comes with a cradle that houses 3 USB 3.0 ports and allows the user to dock the table in either landscape or portrait mode. Other inbox accessories include a Bluetooth keyboard that comes already paired with the tablet and an HDMI-to-VGA dongle.