Acer Aspire P3 Windows 8 tablet announced

Acer had a number of new product announcements today and one of them is a new Windows 8 tablet that looks like it was made for the heavy traveler, the Acer Aspire P3. In an email press release sent to Neowin, Acer says the Aspire P3 has an 11.6 inch screen, but more importantly, the tablet comes with a cover that can double as a physical keyboard. Combining the two makes the Aspire P3 weight just over three pounds.

Acer says that the keyboard built into the cover is of the chiclet variety but is also full-sized. Since Acer is including the keyboard cover with the tablet, that makes the Aspire P3 more of a hybrid product than just a tablet. In terms of hardware specs, users can choose from either an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor inside, along with either a 60 GB or 120 GB SSD drive.

The tablet has a five megapixel rear camera along with a front facing camera and the battery life lasts up to six hours. There is also the option to buy a stylus to go along with the tablet's touchscreen. Acer says that the Aspire P3 is available for sale immediately with prices starting at $799.99.

Source: Acer press release | Image via Acer

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