Acer Details Iconia W510 Convertible Tablet With Windows 8

Subject: Mobile | October 9, 2012 - 12:09 PM |
Tagged: windows 8, tablet, microsoft, Intel, iconia w510, atom, acer

Earlier this month, Acer announced its Ivy Bridge powered W700 tablet, and now it is time for its little brother to be announced: the Iconia W510 convertible tablet.

The Iconia W510 is a 10.1” tablet that will run Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system and any x86 applications. The tablet itself is 1.27 pounds and 0.35” thick. On the outside, the W510 features a LED backlit IPS display with resolution of 1366 x 768 that can accept touch input and is protected by Gorilla Glass 2. Also present are two speakers, as well as a 2MP front facing camera and 8MP rear camera. Both of the cameras are capable of recording 1080p video.

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Ports on the Iconia W510 include a microSD card slot, micro HDMI video output, and a micro USB 2.0 port.

Internal specifications include an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor (which we recently reviewed) with two cores running at 1.5 GHz, 2GB of RAM, and either a 32 GB or 64 GB solid state drive (SSD). This configuration should result in a decent system for web browsing and running Office 2013, among other everyday tasks. It will not be nearly as speedy as the Ivy Bridge-powered W700, but this tablet is also coming in at a much lower price point.

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In addition to the tablet itself, Acer will be selling a keyboard dock. The $150 keyboard docks adds a physical keyboard, trackpad, and second battery. The dock also adds one additional (full size) USB 2.0 port.

Without the keyboard dock, Acer is claiming 9 hours of battery life. With the dock connected, Acer is further claiming that users will get up to 18 hours of battery life.

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There will be at least three SKUs of the Acer Iconia W510 tablet. It will be available for purchase in the US and Canada on November 9th. The W510-1674 will feature a 32GB SSD and no dock at a MSRP of $499.99. The W51-1422, on the other hand, will have a 64GB SSD and a bundled keyboard dock for $749.99 (MSRP). Finally, corporate customers will be able to purchase a W510P SKU with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and a two year warranty for $799.99.

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You can find more photos of the Icona W510 along with the full press release over at Engadget.

Read more about upcoming Windows 8 tablets at PC Perspective.

Source: Engadget
October 9, 2012 | 04:24 PM - Posted by razor512

for that price, you can buy a decent laptop with a core i5 CPU and use the rest of the money to buy a nexus 7 or a HP touchpad (which you can install android 4 on )

October 10, 2012 | 08:14 AM - Posted by ET3D (not verified)

It's nice to see a full Windows tablet that's isn't bigger and doesn't weigh more than other tablets. I can see how Windows compatibility can be a plus, although for many people that might not make a big difference.

I'd wait to see how the Atom Z2760 performs first. That could affect how useful this tablet is for anything outside of normal tablet use.

October 10, 2012 | 12:52 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Check out our review for some benchmarks :) http://pcper.com/reviews/Processors/Intel-Atom-Z2760-Clover-Trail-Details-SoC-Built-Tablets/Windows-8-Partner-Designs

February 3, 2013 | 08:12 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I have one its nice and good
but the hard desk only 40 GB !!!! to small
allsow now I try to format or recovery it and I don't knoe how?

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