Acer’s upcoming tablet regime won’t just center on competitively priced Android hardware. It looks like the company will also introduce an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, though an official announcement from Acer hasn’t yet been made. Instead, the tablet is currently biding its time on Amazon, with an estimated available date of May 3 (today); however, the device is temporarily out of stock.
Device specs include an 8.1-inch, 1280 x 800 display, 1.5GHz Intel A4 (The Verge says 1.8GHz), 2GB of RAM, 8 hours of battery life (3500mAh), 32GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0, 2-megapixel rear camera (2-megapixel front), 802.11a/b/g/n wireless, microUSB 2.0 port, micro-HDMI port and a possible price point of $379.99.
Microsoft recently suggested 7- and 8-inch Windows tablets were on the way, and it seems Acer wasted on time developing a device. The price is particularly noteworthy since users are getting a full-blown Windows 8 product but in a smaller form factor than Microsoft’s own Surface Pro. Rumors suggest Microsoft is hard at work on its own smaller Surface device.
The device itself resembles any old device you’d find and, seeing as it runs Microsoft’s latest OS, we expect a full onslaught of accessories to accompany the tab when it hits. Once a final unveiling is made, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on final price and availability. According to the Amazon listing, you might be able to pick up an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet for just $379.99 soon.