Earlier this year Acer Chairman J.T. Wang said the company was shifting its focus from Windows to Android and Chromebooks, but it looks like the Taiwanese OEM couldn’t stay away from Microsoft’s desktop OS for long. Acer just unveiled a massive new Windows 8 tablet with a built-in kickstand and a $799 price tag.
The Acer Aspire Z3-600 promises to be the only device you’ll need at home thanks to its hinge design, which lets the 21.5-inch tablet switch between upright and flat positions. The device comes equipped with a full HD 1080p touchscreen display, Intel’s Pentium J2580 quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 750GB hard drive. It also features two front-facing Harman Kardon speakers and a built-in battery offering just 2.5 hours of use per charge.
Obviously Acer’s new tablet isn’t meant to be used on the go. At 21.5 inches its likely too bulky to carry most places, though you’ll be able to move it around your home easily without shutting down first, which is nice. The device is clearly intended to replace your home desktop, meaning you’ll probably have to shell out for a new keyboard on top of its already-prohibitive price.
Acer didn’t say when the device will launch, though it’s not expected to hit the market until next month at the earliest.