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Acer’s Iconia W3, an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, officially detailed

The Acer Iconia W3 has made an appearance several times in various retailer leaks, but now the tablet is finally official on Acer’s Finnish website. According to the product page, we’re looking at a smaller 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet powered using a dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 processor.

There are a few minor differences between the official specs and Amazon’s pulled listing, however. Acer lists the resolution of the screen as 1280×768 instead of what was thought to be 1280×800 before, and the final tablet will come with 32GB or 64GB storage options. It looks like 2GB of RAM is still onboard, though, and the W3 is also said to be come with a microHDMI port as well as a microUSB port.

Acer’s tablet doesn’t come with a rear-facing camera – that may be a good or bad thing, depending on your point of view – but there is a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls. Otherwise, connectivity includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. It looks like the company is lining up a range of accessories for the W3 too, with the page hinting at a wireless keyboard as well as a case cover.

There’s no word on what the Acer Iconia W3 will cost, but we imagine the price won’t be too alarming given that this is a smaller tablet using an Atom processor. Amazon’s pulled listed originally indicated that the tablet would be priced around $380 (about £250).

[spotted at SlashGear]


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