Acer has unveiled its first Windows 8 tablet this morning called the Iconia W700, which promises to deliver a “first-rate touch and typing experience for productivity-focused PC users.”
The device boasts an 11.6-inch full HD 1080p display (1920 x 1080), and comes with a choice of Intel’s Ivy Bridge-based Core i3 and Core i5 processors. It will be arriving on October 26, with prices starting at $800.
The Iconia W700 also boasts Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera — capable of shooting 1080p video, and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with 64GB or 128GB of solid-state storage, and features USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connectivity. There’s also a full HDMI port, and Acer will be including a free HDMI-to-VGA adapter in the box.
The company is also offering an interesting dock accessory for the Iconia W700, which extends its connectivity options by adding additional ports, and boosts its battery by as much as 8 hours.
While the Iconia W700 looks like a terrific tablet, I can’t help but feel that its price tag is a little steep. The high-end model — with the fastest Core i5 processor and 128GB of storage — costs $999, which is a lot of money for a tablet if you ask me — even if it is running a desktop operating system.
What do you think of the Iconia W700?