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Acer Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet priced at 800 with dock and

first_imgGood news, everyone! It looks as though Windows 8 tablets aren’t going to be priced as insanely as it originally appeared. The Intel-powered Acer Iconia W700, for example, has been pegged for sale at $800 when it hits retail shelves later this month. And that’s not just for the tablet itself. You’ll also be getting the desktop cradle/stand and the Bluetooth keyboard for less than a grand.That’s for the entry-level configuration, which includes an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of memory, and 64GB of built-in storage. A $100 upgrade includes a Core i5 processor, while a $200 bump mixes a Core i3 chip and 128GB SSD. The real show-stealer here is the 11.6-inch 1920×1080 IPS panel, and it’s included in every Iconia W700 model — even the $800 bottom-end one.Other features include 5 megapixel rear-facing and 1MP front-facing cameras, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a USB 3.0 port, and micro HDMI output. The desktop cradle features three additional USB 3.0 ports, and you can position the cradle either horizontally or vertically when docking. When out of the cradle, Acer says you can expect around 8 hours of normal use.It’s easy to look at the $800 W700 and say “it’s still more than the iPad,” which is true. But the 64GB iPad doesn’t include a Bluetooth keyboard or a desktop dock. You could easily spend $100+ on a pair of similar iOS accessories, and you still wouldn’t have a tablet that’s capable of running desktop applications. The Iconia W700, on the other hand, will be able to run both Windows 8 apps and legacy desktop programs as well, thanks to the use of Intel Core processors.More at Engadgetlast_img

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