Acer is pricing one of its Windows 8-based tablets on the high end of the range, although it does pack in some high end hardware as well. The company revealed today that the Iconia W700 tablet, first announced in August, will have a starting price of $799 when it goes on sale alongside the Windows 8 launch on October 26. Prices will go up to $999, depending on configuration.
Today's press release reveals that the 11.6 inch tablet can come with either Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processors and 64 GB or 128 GB SSDs, It will also come with a Bluetooth keyboard and a protective case. Acer claims that the 2.3 pound tablet will have up to eight hours of battery life.
Other features include a five megapixel rear facing camera along with a front facing camera and a MicroHDMI to VGA adapter. Acer also claims the tablet can boot up in just six seconds and can be revived from a sleep mode in just 1.5 seconds.
Overall, it sounds like the Acer Iconia W700 tablet has the hardware of a notebook rather than a typical tablet and Acer is pricing the product as such. It will be interesting to see if people decide to try this tablet out versus the cheaper Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets.
Source: Acer press release | Image via Acer