Acer has been teasing its latest W4 tablet at Intel events around Europe, including one we were present at. Now it seems the company has geared up in order to finally officially pull the veil off it, Engadget says. More than that, the slate comes to join the wave of Bay Trail devices, Intel CEO talked about just a few days ago.
This is Acer’s second 8-inch full Windows 8 tablet PC, with the mention that this model will ship with Windows 8.1 pre-installed.
And now a quick round-up of the specs, to refresh the memory. Acer’s Iconia W4 features Intel’s latest Atom “Bay Trail” chip which translates into better graphic performance and prolonged battery life. It boasts an 8-inch IPS screen with 1280 x 800 resolution bundled with Wide Viewing Angle.
Two cameras, a microSD card and microHDMI out are also provided, along with Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Student out of the box. Users can choose between 32GB or 64GB versions.
Acer has designed the W4 to be very light as it weighs 0.91 pounds / 0.41 kg and its case its 0.42 inches / 1.05 cm thin, perfect to be handled with only one hand.
Acer has priced this baby conveniently cheap starting at $330 / €242 a pop. An official date for when we’re going to see it in stores has not been provided yet.