Acer reveals new Iconia W700 and Iconia W510 Windows 8 tablets [Computex 2012]

Acer has unveiled two new tablet devices both of which are based on Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8. These include the Acer Iconia W700 which sports an 11.6-inch display and the Acer Iconia W510 which is a convertible tablet with a 10.1-inch display.

The first device is the Acer Iconia W700 which sports an 11.6-inch display with a full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, it is rated to provide 8 hours of battery life, there is a 5 megapixel camera on the back, while on the front there is a single Windows logo ‘Home’ button and it also includes Dolby Home Theater hardware and software for improved sound output.

The device is mostly clad in aluminum, and it has a single USB 3.0 port however the dock which is included with it sports a three USB 3.0 ports. The tablet also includes a microHDMI port, Thunderbolt port, a power button, volume rocker and a headphone jack. When installed on the dock you cannot access the power jack and the single USB 3.0 port on the tablet.

The Acer Iconia W510 on the other hand comes with a keyboard dock which allows 295 degree of rotation. The device sports a 10.1-inch display and its resolution is yet to be confirmed. The tablet sports a microHDMI port, it has a microSD card slot, a SIM card slot and it also packs Dolby Home Theater hardware and software. The keyboard dock has a single USB 2.0 port on the right and a power jack on the left.

Although it seems like a less premium device than the Iconia W700 but it seems like a more user friendly device considering its comfortable size and the keyboard dock. It has an 8 megapixel rear camera and is rated for 8 hours of battery life solo and 18 hours with the dock.

Both the devices from Acer seem like brilliant Netbook replacements but we are yet to see how the fare in the market. Their performance would be the key question and as of now there is no complete information about their internals.

Regardless, they have got us really interested and this seems like the next phase of the tablet market, which probably Microsoft’s Windows 8 will be really good at, or at least many are expecting it to be. Do let share your views about these device in the comments below, we would love to hear from you.

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