bq launches first Windows 8 tablet - meet the stylish and affordable Tesla W8

It's no secret that Windows 8 runs beautifully on a tablet and we've got our fair share of products available. European manufacturer bq has now jumped on-board. The company is behind numerous Android smartphones, tablets and other products, but this marks as the first Windows based device released. Say hello to the Tesla W8, bq's first Windows tablet.

The Tesla W8 is a pretty neat tablet going for €329,90. Feature wise, the product has a 10.1-inch IPS display (1280x800 with 150 DPI), 32GB internal storage, 2GB worth of RAM, Intel Atom Z2760 that powers up to 1.8GHz, 6200mAh battery, full Windows 8, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, SD card expansion and even a 2MP front-facing shooter. If that wasn't enough, bq has thrown in compass support.

bq Tesla W8

If you're wondering just how long you'll be able to hold the tablet for, it comes in at only 650g (Dell Venue 8 Pro is 395g), making it possible to perform medium to heavy usage while on the move. Not only that, but the Telsa W8 is only 10.5mm thick.

Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any keyboard docking attachment, so we're looking at a basic tablet for those who simply require the touchscreen input - perfect for taking full advantage of the range of apps and games available through the Windows Store itself. For the price, it's not a bad deal at all.

Here's a quick video for the tablet (it's in Spanish, but you're still able to check out exactly what's included):

​You can alter the location on the bq website by using the menu at the bottom of the website (some European markets supported only). The Tesla W8 looks stylish, isn't too heavy on features and accessories, but is accompanied by a fairly attractive price tag. Are you thinking about picking one up?

Who knows, maybe bq will next launch a Windows Phone?

​Source: bq; thanks, Filipe, for the tip!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.