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Acer unveils the W700 and W510 windows 8 tablets

Windows tablet to be launched in the market in the next four months.

Windows tablet are all set to make its breakthrough in the market. We can rest assured that Computex 2012 would come up with lots of Win8 devices, after Microsoft finalizes it OS in some time. In a recent press conference by Acer, they announced the launch of the much anticipated first Windows 8 slates, the Iconia W700 and Iconia W510.

The Acer Iconia W700 tablet is a massive 11.6 inch full HD with a display of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The touch screen can support up to 10 fingers and can be bent at 70 degrees for landscape viewing or 20 degrees for touch use. It also has a trio of USB ports and Dolby Home Theater for superior audio quality. The battery life of the tablet is approximately 8 hours. Apart from this the tablet has many connectivity options like Thunderbolt, micro HDMI, USB 3.0 and a power jack on the left side, a pair of red grilled speakers on the bottom and a power button, headphone jack and volume rocker on the right. It also has a five megapixel camera, microphone on the rear, a Window key and front facing camera flanking the large high-res display.

The other version of Acer tablet Iconia W510 has an IPS display of 10.1 inches along with a detachable chicklet keyboard dock which doubles as an extended battery life of 18 hours. It can be rotated up to 295 degrees as per our convenience. It has a docking port and latch on the bottom, speakers on each side, a SIM card slot, microSD, micro USB and HDMI ports, a volume rocker and microphone on the right, along with a power button, lock toggle and headphone jack up top. The full size USB 2.0 port is on the right hand side and a proprietary connector on the left.

The pricing and the availability of both the tablet is still not clear but in the later part of this week it is expected to hit the market.  


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-06- 4 (Update: 2012-06- 4)