Computex 2012: Acer Iconia W700: 11.6 Inch Windows 8 Tablet *Hands-On Video*

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4 Jun, 2012 10:03 pm

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Acer strikes again at Computex as does Windows 8! The Iconia W700 tablet is quite a lot like the one already presented. Its a little larger than its little brother the W510, at 11.6 inches instead of the W510′s 10.1 inch display and it looks a little more powerful.

The tablet doesn’t have a keyboard. Instead, Acer included a stand which can be adjusted to a 20 degree or 70 degree angle – depending on whether the user wants the W700 in vertical or in landscape mode  for video. The large display has 1920 x 1080 pixels – and it has been announced as an HD tablet. The tablet makes for good sound Dolby Home Theater and the Ivy Bridge-powered unit has at least 3 USB 3.0 ports and a Thunderbolt port. We think it will likely be priced between $799-$999  and you also can get it with a keyboard option. Acer wants to sell the tablet in combination with the stand and keyboard as a “desktop replacement” – we’ll wait and see if this plan takes off when we have more details.

Here’s the hands-on video with Nicole;

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Sources: Endgadget, The Verge and NetbookNews.de


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