Two weeks ago Acer had an event in New York City where they showed off some upcoming Windows 8 hardware. That same day, another upcoming Acer tablet, the W3-810, was leaked early by a premature listing on Amazon. Now we’ve got more images and info about the upcoming little tablet.
The Acer W3 recently went through the FCC. Topping it all off, the device has been leaked a tad early on the Finland Acer website. Between the FCC filling and premature exposure on the Acer Finland site we have a complete picture of the little device. Let’s take a look at the specs on this particular model of the W3 from the Finland site:
- Windows 8 Pro
- Intel Atom Z2760 processor
- 8 inch WXGA
- Multi touch LCD
- 2GB RAM
- 64GB SSD
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3650
- 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 2MP Front facing camera
- Micro HDMI
- Micro USB 2.0 port
- 8 hours of battery
Topping off all those specs? A killer keyboard you can attach to the device, while it looks funny, you can’t beat that kind of productivity when you’re running Windows 8 Pro on a little device like that. Does that keyboard include a battery? It’s hard to say. The diagrams from the FCC filing don’t really show any connector pins on the bottom edge of the W3 to indicate that ability. Which would be a real shame since the battery life would be unreal if that was the case. The keyboard does have the cool ability to snap to the back of the tablet, allowing you to transport them together with ease. The keyboard itself is full-size.
A lot of people seem to want a Windows 8 machine with the same 4:3 ratio found in the iPad. You won’t find that here with the 16:10 ratio you get with the W3.
What do you guys think of the W3 so far? Something you’d be interested in? Or are you waiting for the rumored Xbox/Surface tablet in that size range?