Acer Iconia W3 Tablet Launched - Tech Specs, Price & Availability Here

Just a couple of weeks back, the tech specs of Acer Iconia W3 tablet were Acer Iconia W3 Tech Specs Revealed - The New Windows 8 Tablet In Town. And now, ahead of the Computex 2013 showcase event, Acer has launched this Windows 8 featuring 8.1-inch tablet. Acer's Iconia series has been a hit. Coming pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 (that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote), the Iconia W3 belongs the price tag of €139 (approx. Rs. 10,200 in India). The trend of having a keyboard that attached to the tablet, that was popularized by the Microsoft Surface is now being carrying forward by Acer. So, the tablet comes with an optional full-size Bluetooth keyboard that holds it upright for typing. Pretty useful. And of course, there's a virtual keypad, ideal for on-the-go thumb typing.

At tech specs of 540 gms and 11.35 mm thin, the device is slim and light. The 8.1-inch LED-backlit display has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and the two web camera - front and rear are both good enough at 2 megapixels. Powered by the Intel Atom Z2760 mobile-optimized processor, Acer has suggested that 8 hours of battery life can be expected and extended using the Connected Standby mode. Thanks to Windows 8, using the Live Tiles right on the start page is possible.


The Acer Iconia W3 has support for the 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi networks and hotspots and a micro-HDMI port means that you can connect this tablet to the TV or external display for sharing presentations, photos and video. That tablet is available in either 32 GB or 64 GB variants of internal storage and the micro-USB port is available. As far as the pricing is concerned, the 32 GB version comes at Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of €329 (Rs. 24,000) and 64GB versino at €379 (Rs. 28,000). Available at retail and online stores June onwards, the optional keyboard will be available for a price of €69.- and the case will be available for €24.90 (grey) and €27.90 (white).

In direct cut-throat competition with Asus Memo Pad 7 HD Features & Its Rumors For COMPUTEX 2013 event in Taipei, it is going to be a war of the tech giants to reveal their extraordinary products and gain maximum attraction. We are hooked to our screens to find out the details. How about you? Share your views, hopes and expectations from the event and the companies in comments below.


  • Ankita Katdare
    Ankita Katdare
    It looks like the promise of smaller Windows 8 tablets has been fulfilled with this tablet.
    But, the optional full-size keyboard dock is wider than the tablet itself, which limits the combination's effectiveness as a portable solution.

    "With the Iconia W3, Acer is giving the millions of students, consumers and professionals who create, read, work and play in the Windows environment a single-handed device that does it all," said Luca Rossi, vice president, consumer business unit, Acer Europe

    One-handed device?! - That doesn't sound too appealing, does it?
  • Anoop Mathew
    Anoop Mathew
    The bigger Bluetooth keyboard option is a good move especially for business people who're always on the go, and sometimes miss their larger keyboards. But I feel that these tablets should start featuring more space. It's just a starter innovation. Once the momentum keeps building, we can hope other rival companies to build better products than Acer.

    P.S.: Think of a concept where you can impress people with an all-in-one (phone+tablet+laptop - I consider all three are different), you'd have to think better than a 64 GB storage space. A little bit of smart thinking could turn this concept into a gadget which I'd like to affectionately call as 'Complette' aka 'Mobile PC'. Throw in some specs to boost the graphics and makes it as easy to use as a PC (should be able to use all PC software 😏) ...and it's a definite hit!

    8 hours battery back up is very much reasonable for an all-in-one concept. But to use it as a mobile phone as well would mean a technology appraisal in batteries. I'd love to see a Mobile PC roll out in the near future.👀 (fingers crossed)

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