To celebrate Cyber Monday, Microsoft has the Acer Iconia W500 Windows 8 tablet listed online for just $399 - that's $100 off the regular price. What's different about this Windows tablet compared to the Surface RT? It's slightly cheaper and sports a full version of Windows 8 with its x86 processor. This means one can install legacy applications in the desktop app.
The tablet packs a punch with a 10.1" Acer CrystalBrite LED-backlit TFT LCD (1366 x 768), Intel Atom (dual-core) 1.50 GHz, 2GB DDR2, 32GB SSD, MicroSD, ~ 9 hours battery life, 8MP rear camera (with 2MP FFC), WiFi + BlueTooth, and weighs in at just under 1kg. While not the most powerful kid on the block, the Iconia W510 looks smart and is encased in a sweet looking silver shell. Plus there's an optional keyboard / dock accessory (not included / sold by Microsoft).
The Acer Iconia W700 will be available with an Intel i3 chip and a full HD display, so it might be worth waiting should you require something slightly more advanced (the Surface Pro is still on its way too). Our own Daniel Rubino has snatched his own Acer W510 so we should have a short comparison of the tablet against the Surface RT shortly.
Check out the quick video preview of the tablet by The Verge:
Will you be picking one up? Do note that the Microsoft Store will not honour the Cyber Monday pricing that's displayed online. Be sure to join in the discussion over on our community forum.
Source: Microsoft Store