Acer has posted the Iconia W3 on one of its websites, removing any doubt that that the first mid-size tablet with Windows 8 is right around the corner. But it’s possible the reveal was a mistake.
This upcoming model is now listed on Acer’s Finnish website, and no where else. The company has also not sent out a press release.
Still, this one site is enough to confirm many of the details that were in earlier rumors.
What We Know for Sure
The Iconia W3 will be a tablet with an 8-inch screen. It’s going to run the full version of Windows 8 on an Intel Atom Z2760 processor — it won’t use Windows RT, but will come with Microsoft Office.
The device will include a microSD memory card slot, a micro HDMI video-out port, and a micro-USB port. Acer is promising 8 hours of battery life.
Acer is going to offer an optional full-size keyboard for this tablet.
What the Rumors Say
Earlier unconfirmed reports indicated that the W3’s screen is going to have a 1280 x 800 resolution. There will be 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. It will supposedly have Wi-Fi b/g/n.
Overall, this device will be 1.1lbs and measure in at 8.6 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches.
The W3 is apparently going to cost just $380, significantly cheaper than most rival Windows tablets.
The spring CTIA tradeshow kicks off tomorrow, and it’s possible Acer will use it as an opportunity to make a formal announcement of this product.