Acer races ahead of the pack, confirms 8-inch Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet

A while back we had seen the multinational e-commerce site,, leak a product page touting the Acer Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet; today, those rumors are confirmed.

The Taiwanese hardware manufacturer confirmed that the world’s first mini tablet running Windows 8.1 is real and will be headed to markets later this year. In addition, Acer confirmed the leaked specs on to be correct for the device; the tablet weighs 1.10 pounds, is .45 inches thin, sports a 12800 x 800 8.1 inch LCD display, 32 or 64 GB of memory, and is powered by an Intel Atom Clover Trail CPU.

According to Microsoft, the Iconia W3 will be shipping in the United States starting this June. You can pick up the device starting at $379.99 and if you would like to add the mobile keyboard, it will cost you another $79.99.

Acer is announcing a slew of new Windows devices at COMPUTEX today, so stay tuned to Windows Phone Central for the latest news.

What do you think about the inevitable invasion of Windows 8 tablets – will you pick one up?

Sources: The Offical Microsoft Blog, The Verge

Michael Archambault