Acer Iconia W3 may be the world’s first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet

Acer Iconia W3 may be the world's first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet

It is said that Microsoft has changed Windows 8 to enable lower-screen resolutions that would consequently allow OEMs to make smaller tablets. Acer likes the idea and may be among the first companies to launch an 8-inch tablet running Windows 8.

The Acer Iconia W3, which you can see from the image above, will apparently be released soon, sporting Intel’s Atom Z2760 processor, 2GB of RAM and dual cameras. Other details — including pricing and availability information — are unknown at the moment, but we’re guess we’ll get them in the next few days or weeks.

We applaud Microsoft for taking this route as smaller tablets are getting more popular with the day as they are (obviously) easier to carry around.

Acer has two different family of tablets, with those starting with “A” running Android, while the “W” series is reserved for Windows RT and Windows 8.

[Via: GSMinsider]

  • PeterSteinbeck

    This is the tablet Windows needs to make some progress in the market…

  • Kevin A-Z

    I like where Acer is going with this. The Surface was a swing and a miss. It should be interesting to see how well the Iconia W3 does.

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