The world’s first 8 inch Windows 8 tablet, the Acer Iconia W3, is now up for preorder at Staples and The office supply chain, Staples, states that the new tablet will ship between June 15th and June 17th for those who reserve the unit; it will arrive no earlier than June 16th.

Both retailers list the Acer Iconia W3 32 GB tablet for $379.99. At this time, only lists a 64 GB model with a purchase price of $429.99.

The unit is specified as having an 8.1 inch 1280 x 800 resolution display (10-point multitouch), an Intel Atom Dual-Core 1.5 GHz CPU that overclocks to 1.8 GHz when needed, 2 GB of 800 MHz RAM and a 2MP front facing and rear facing camera.

Ports on the unit include micro USB, micro HDMI, a headphone jack, an AC adapter jack, and a MicroSD card slot supporting up to 32 GB of expandable memory. The battery on the unit is listed as lasting up to eight hours.

You can preorder the tablet on by clicking here or at Staples by clicking here.

Is the Acer Iconia W3 the Windows 8 tablet you have been waiting for or are you still holding out?

Thanks, Phil, for the tip!