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The first Windows 8 inch tablet with an 8 inch screen is now available for pre-order. The Acer Iconia W3 has a list price of $380 and if you pre-order from Office Depot you can grab a model with 32GB of storage for $350. If you need something bigger, Amazon has a 64GB model for $430 as well.
The Acer Iconia W3 features an 8.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail dual-core processor, and 2GB of RAM. It runs Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system and has some cool trendy style to it.
The drawback is the atom processor which can slow down the apps. The plus point here is that Iconia W3 can do a lot of things a Google Nexus 7 or iPad mini can’t. But unlike Android or iOS tablets, you can run popular Windows apps such as the full versions of Photoshop, Office, or iTunes. The Acer Iconia W3 also comes with Office 2013 Home & Student pre-loaded.
The tablet also features 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a micro HDMI port, micro USB port, and microSD card slot, a 2MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera, and support for up to 8 hours of battery life. Acer will also offer a full-sized Bluetooth keyboard for the tablet soon which costs $90.