Acer Iconia W3 8 inch Windows 8 Tablet hands-on (Video)

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We saw some news and rumors about Acer making a very small 8 inch tablet running Windows 8 a while back.  Well, now we got to try out an early version of the new Acer Iconia W3 and it seems like Windows 8 will work quite well with the smaller 8 inch form factor. Of course, it’s not a terribly powerful tablet with a 1.8ghz Intel Atom processor, 2Gb RAM, and 32Gb storage, but right now it’s one of a kind and the price is going to be a respectable $379 when it’s available in a couple of weeks.  An innovative keyboard accessory is also going to be available for an extra $70.  The keyboard is much larger than the tablet so that you have plenty of room to type and it also has a nice little slot underneath it where you can attach the tablet to protect its screen and carry both around.  A 64Gb version will also be available, and you can add a little more storage with a 32Gb MicroSD card.  The tablet will also come bundled with the Home & Student version of Microsoft Office and since it’s an x86 processor with full Windows 8, you’ll be able to install anything that is tolerable on a computer with 2Gb of RAM and 32Gb of storage.  In other words, you’ll have to manage what you install a little more than you would on a full-sized laptop, but that’s often the price for such an increase in portability.

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002.Read more about Adam Lein!