Acer Officially Unveils its 8.1-inch Windows Tablet, Reveals Plans for More Touch...

Acer Officially Unveils its 8.1-inch Windows Tablet, Reveals Plans for More Touch Devices

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Earlier today Acer finally made its Iconia W3 official. For those that aren’t in the know, the W3 is significant in that it represents the very first Windows 8 tablet to come in a smaller form, in this case 8.1-inches and a casing that is 11.3mm thick.

The new Iconia W3 will have a dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor, a 1280×800 display, 2MP front and rear cams and even comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Office & Home Student edition.

So how much will the Windows tablet set you back? The W3 is expected to arrive for around $400, though not exact word on when we can expect it.

Outside of announcing the W3, Acer also revealed that it expects up to 80% of its products to use touch-screen technology by 2015, hoping that new tablets and hybrid devices will help renew the PC market in the years to come.

What do you think of the new 8.1-inch Windows tablet? Additionally, do you agree that creating more devices that use touchscreens will help renew interest in the declining PC market?

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