The new Acer Iconia Windows 8 tablet is starting to make its way onto the scene. Both PC Mag and Mashable have reviewed the Acer Iconia tablet and so far, I’d have to say that the verdict is definitely out as to whether or not the Acer Iconia will make it in the hyper competitive tablet market.
The Acer Iconia, however, isn’t designed to compete with what’s become the traditional tablet like Apple’s iPad, Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD, or now even Google’s Nexus 7. The Acer Iconia, the latest in the niche of Windows 8 tablets, is looking to bridge the gap between personal desktop computing and tablet computers.
The question being, is there really a need for a multi-dimensional tablet computer like the Acer Iconia.
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Windows 8 is expected to launch on October 26th, and at that point the world will be once again tuned in to see if Microsoft can deliver something that isn’t an instant flop. Based on past performance however, I’m a bit concerned that the Acer Iconia won’t live up to people’s expectations and Windows 8 becomes another failed attempt by Microsoft to compete in today’s day of mobile, cloud, and yes even tablets.
Acer Iconia Windows 8 Tablet Specs:
- i3 or i5 core processor
- full Windows 8 OS
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB or 128GB solid state storage
- Bluetooth keyboard included
- 11.6 inch screen
- 1920 x 1080 HD res
- 16:9 aspect ratio
- front & back camera (1 – 5 megapixel resp.)
- 7 hours continual battery life
- 2.3 pounds in weight
- less than 1/2 inch thick
- comes with AcerCloud cloud storage service
- syncs data with phone and other devices
- Pricing starts at $799.99, up to $999.9
- Windows 8 Pro extended warranty for $1049.99