It seems that we are starting to see and hear more Windows-powered tablets in recent days, what with the Toshiba Encore Mini as well as other brands from India like the iBall Slide WQ32. As for the Acer Iconia Tab 8W, this particular tablet happens to be an 8” device with a quad-core Intel Atom Bay Trail processor running underneath the hood. It will have Windows 8.1 as the operating system of choice, and it is tipped to hit the market later this November, where the main pulling factor about this particular tablet as at press time would be its selling price that has been slated for a mere $150, making it highly affordable to just about anyone who would want to make the jump into the tablet market.
The Acer Iconia Tab 8W is a tablet with an 8 inch display, a quad-core Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and Windows 8.1 software. It’s expected to hit the streets in November, and the most remarkable thing about the tablet is its price: The Iconia Tab 8W will sell for just $150. While the Acer Iconia Tab 8W isn’t available for purchase yet, it did show up at the FCC this week, giving us a good look at the tablet… and what lies under the hood. The Iconia Tab 8W features an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and an Intel Atom Z3735G processor. Acer says the tablet should get up to 8 hours of run time, and photos at the FCC show a few different batteries, but it looks like you should expect a roughly 17Wh battery. Other pictures show the WiFi and Bluetooth module, embedded flash storage, and the Intel Atom processor. As with most small Windows tablets, there’s no easy way to upgrade the RAM or storage, but you can add removable storage thanks to the microSD card reader. Acer’s new tablet won’t be the cheapest Windows tablet around when it launches in November. Toshiba already offers a 7 inch Windows tablet for just $120. But Acer’s tablet will have a larger, higher resolution display than the Toshiba Encore Mini.
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