Computex 2012 – Acer Unveils Two Windows 8 Tablets

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Published on June 05, 2012 with No Comments


This year’s Computex seems to be all about the tablets, specifically Windows 8 tablets.

Acer announced not one, but two tablets running on Microsoft’s next generation OS. The Iconia W510 is a 10.1″ tablet that is dock-able to a keyboard similar to Asus’ Transformer series. Connected to the dock, Acer is saying that the W510 will last up to 18 hours in one charge. The tablets usual slots and ports are included such as a SIM card and microSD slots as well as a micro-USB port. The keyboard dock also has a full USB 2.0 port.

When docked, the W510 is able to swivel 295 degrees, which turns the keyboard dock into a stand.

The Iconia W700 is a larger 11.6″ display that is FullHD. instead of a keyboard dock, the W700 has a dock stand that also acts as a Dolby Home Theater-branded speaker extender and a charging port. With a Bluetooth keyboard, the W700 can act as a small All-in-One Windows 8 PC. The W700 is packed with connections such as a USB 3.0, micro-HDMI, and even a Thunderbolt port. The Tablet also includes a 5MP rear-facing camera as well as front-facing camera. A Windows key is also present at the front of the tablet.

While no hardware specs were given, we can assume that these are running x86 hardware as Acer is saying that both tablets are running Windows 8 and not the ARM-only Window RT OS. Also there is no word on the availability and prices of these tablets.

Sources: Engadget, The Verge (1), The Verge (2)