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Acer debuts 8-inch Windows 8 tablet

Acer has unveiled the Acer Iconia W3, the industry’s first full-featured 8.1-inch tablet running Windows 8. The device comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 pre-installed at no additional expense.

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The Acer Iconia W3 was introduced at a press event at Computex along with other new products that highlight the company’s focus on redefining technology through touch, including the new Acer Aspire S7 and S3 Ultrabooks as well as the Liquid S1 phablet.

Productivity Boosting Office Suite and Design
Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 comes pre-installed on the new Iconia W3. At $139.99 value, the package includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.

The slim and sleek device weighs only 1.10 pounds and measures only 0.45 inches thin. The device pairs with an optional full-size Bluetooth keyboard that holds the tablet upright for typing and then conveniently docks to the tablet to lay flat for easy screen-protected transportation. The keyboard mirrors the size of those found on larger 13.3-inch notebooks, so it is comfortable to use and makes working on documents and presentations even more convenient. The Acer Iconia W3 was designed with a virtual keypad for optimal thumb typing.

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Windows 8 Device Brings PC Capabilities Anywhere
Since the Acer Iconia W3 runs Windows 8, it keeps files, photos, and contacts synced across other Windows 8 devices, so users can work on documents and programs on the go and then conveniently access the most current version from another device. Plus, because it runs full Windows 8, the Acer Iconia W3 is compatible with x86 legacy Windows programs. Consumers can also customize Windows 8 by utilizing Live Tiles right on the start page to keep updated on the topics, news, weather and other events that they care about most.

Windows 8 supports multiple user IDs, so customers will have access to their personal email, Live Tiles and other apps. The device keeps content secure and safe with multiple layers of security and parental controls, even with multiple people using it.

On the Go Performance for Productivity and Entertainment
The new tablet is powered by an Intel Atom processor, optimized for mobile to smoothly handle a range of apps, including web browsing and enjoying digital media.

The Acer Iconia W3 provides up to 8 hours of battery life to boost all-day productivity in classes, while traveling, or simply for staying in touch throughout the day. Connected Standby helps extend battery life by turning the display off while the device remains powered on to handle background tasks. The Acer Iconia W3 keeps consumers connected to Wi-Fi networks and hotspots with reliable 802.11b/g/n wireless technology.

The crisp 8.1-inch LED-backlit display brings 720p video to life with incredible detail and brightness. The 1280 x 800 resolution makes photos and multimedia as well as text and graphics, appear crisp and clear. The tablet’s front- and rear-facing 2MP webcams ensure that the tablet is outfitted for social networking, video conferencing and sharing.

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The Iconia W3 was designed to enable quick sharing of data between devices to bring full PC productivity to a tablet form factor. It has a micro-HDMI port for connecting to a TV or external display for sharing presentations, photos and video. The micro-USB port allows easy sharing or data and a connection to devices like phones or a USB drive.

The new tablet is available with either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, and customers can add an additional 32GB via microSD for extra storage and convenient transfer of photos and video between devices.

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