Although there are four months left for the final release of Windows 8, we expected to see a lot of Windows 8 devices at the Computex 2012 and now Acer has proved our expectations to be true as they have just unveiled two new Tablets based on Microsoft’s Metro loving new Windows 8. At a press conference in Taipei, Acer has unveiled two Windows 8 running tablets, the Iconia W700 and Iconia W510.
The Iconia W700 features a huge for Tablet standards 11.6-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) display with touch support for up to 10 fingers. It comes with a “multipurpose cradle” which lets you tilt the screen back 70 degrees for viewing or 20 degrees for touch navigation. It features three USB 3.0 ports, Dolby Home Theater for enhanced audio and over 8 hours of battery life. The W700 when paired with the cradle and keyboard will surely find interest as an desktop replacement for many users.
The Iconia W510 includes a 10.1-inch IPS display and a detachable keyboard dock that doubles as an extended battery, enabling up to 18 hours of use. It features a tri-mode that allows users to touch, type, and view. The device can be rotated 295 degrees to be used in presentation mode or to watch videos or other activities where you might not need to access the keyboard.
The W510 will retail for $799 and the W700 will be available for $999 with an optional keyboard. We have no detailed specs as of now but we’ll update the post as we know.
Both the devices will launch this fall, around the time that Microsoft officially launches Windows 8.