Acer's 8-inch Windows 8 tablet shows up on Amazon with a $379.99 price tag | The Verge

Acer's 8-inch Windows 8 tablet shows up on Amazon with a $379.99 price tag

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Images of Acer's upcoming 8-inch Windows 8 tablet were leaked last month, but a fresh listing at Amazon has revealed some additional specifications and a potential price. Amazon lists Acer's W3-810 tablet at $379.99 along with a dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, and an 8.1-inch 1280 x 800 display. Microsoft has previously hinted that 7- and 8-inch Windows brands were on the way, thanks to a tablet specification change, so this particular device fits those plans perfectly.

Amazon also lists 32GB of storage, 2-megapixel front and rear cameras, one micro USB 2.0 port, and a micro-HDMI port for Acer's small Windows 8 machine. The tablet is said to weigh 1.1lbs and provide up to 8 hours of battery life. The alleged price puts it in the same range as Apple's iPad Mini pricing, but it's worth noting that Amazon prices are occasionally inaccurate ahead of full retail availability. Along with Acer's newly introduced Windows 8 machines, it appears the company is happy to push Microsoft's new operating system and follow the new form factors that will likely arrive en masse during the holiday period this year.

Thanks, fierywater!

Update: Amazon has removed the listing.


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