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Acer reveals Iconia W3, the world’s first 8 inch Windows 8 tablet

Acer Iconia W3

In Taipei today, Acer has officially unveiled the Acer Iconia W3, which is the world’s first 8 inch Windows 8 tablet. The Iconia W3 also comes pre-installed with Microsoft’s Office Home & Student 2013.

“The Iconia W3 carefully considers the human element with a design that is compact enough to use comfortably in one hand for reading and web browsing, yet sports a screen large enough for both productivity and entertainment. As a result, it’s ideal for business people, students and families who already use programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for school and work,” Acer stated in a press release.

Acer introduced this new 8 inch tablet during a press event at Computex today, revealing that the device has an 8.1 inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution. The Iconia W3 also features 720p video playback and claims to have roughly eight hours of battery life.

The tablet also features an Intel dual-core 1.8GHz Atom Z2760 processor, with the choice of 32GB storage or 64GB storage. You can always expand the storage with an additional 32GB via microSD.

The Iconia W3 is priced at 329 euros for the 32GB model, while the 64GB model runs for 379 euros. Pricing in the United States has yet to be confirmed, but it starts at $379. Starting June 3rd, you can pre-order the device via Amazon.com, Microsoft Store, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, and Walmart!

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