Windows 8 is poised to dominate Computex 2012, happening this week in Taipei, Taiwan, and Acer is on board with Microsoft’s latest by unveiling a Windows 8 tablet and transformer convertible.
The Acer Iconia W700 borrows its name from Acer’s lineup of Android tablets, and this Windows 8 device will have an 11.6-inch display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and ten-finger touch support. Acer has yet to confirm detailed specs, but we do know this Windows 8 tablet PC will have an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, 8-hour battery, three USB 3.0 ports, microHDMI, and Thunderbolt. It will have a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera, as well as a front-facing shooter with an unknown megapixel count.
Acer will also offer a cradle with the device and the speakers feature Dolby Home Theater enhanced audio. The tablet will be able to pair with Bluetooth keyboards, though there has been no talk of active pen support. The Acer W700 will cost $799 to $999 when it ships. There is no word on availability.
Acer Iconia W510
Acer revealed even less about its Iconia W510, though from the pictures, we know this will be a 10.1-inch transformer-style Windows 8 convertible with a removable keyboard dock, which Acer claims will offer up to 18 hours of battery life.
There is no word on the processor (ARM or x86), though the Iconia W510 will have a docking port, SIM card slot, microSD, microUSB, and microHDMI inputs. The dock will have a full-sized USB 2.0 port. There is also no word on pricing or a release date.