Earlier this year, Microsoft announced Windows 8.1 with Bing, an operating system that it was offering to OEMs at minimal licensing fees. The idea was to lure computer manufacturers and produce low-priced Windows tablets to better compete in the market dominated by Android. And now at the IFA 2014 tradeshow, we are getting to see several of such tablets. Joining the list is Acer, which has just announced Iconia Tab 8 W, a Windows 8 tablet that costs just $149.99.
Acer Iconia Tab 8 W sports an 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 screen resolution. It is powered by an Intel Atom Z3735G quad-core processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage.
As mentioned above, the tablet runs Windows 8.1 with Bing, which is exactly like Windows 8.1, except that it will have Bing as the default search engine for Internet Explorer. Watch the video below to learn more about it.
With the Acer Iconia Tab 8 W, users will also get a year long subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal for free. The tablet is priced at $149.99, and will start shipping in Pan America this November.Further reading: Acer, Windows 8.1