Acer's new 8-inch tablets come with Windows or Android, both priced at $150

Earlier today, Toshiba announced one of the most affordable Windows devices ever, the 7-inch Encore Mini tablet, priced at just $119.99. Acer wants a piece of the action too, though, and has just unveiled its own low-cost Windows tablet. 

In fact, Acer revealed two devices today: the Iconia Tab 8 W, which runs Windows 8.1 with Bing; and the identical Iconia One Tab 8, which comes with Android 4.4 KitKat. 

As Engadget reports, both tablets feature a quad-core Intel Atom (Z3735G) processor, along with an 8-inch IPS LCD with 1280x800px resolution, as well as front- and rear-cameras and a microSD slot. Whether you choose the Android version or the one running Windows, the price is the same - they'll go on sale first in Europe next month for €150 EUR, and in the US in November for $150 USD.

The Tab 8 W is the successor to Acer's Iconia W4, which went on sale last year for almost twice the price. The company claims that its new Windows tablet will offer battery life of up to eight hours and, like Toshiba's Encore Mini, it also includes a free one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal - including 1TB of OneDrive storage - worth $6.99 a month, or $69.99 for a full year. 

Source and images: Engadget

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