Earlier we had seen rumors of the Acer Iconia W3-810 with 8.1-inch screen, Amazon slipped and had posted the Acer Iconia W3-810 with some specs but was quickly taken down. Well now Acer has officially announced the Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 and is available for Pre-Sale at Staples for $380 with June 16 delivery. This makes the Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 compatible pricing with the iPad Mini and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
The Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 is the smallest Windows 8 tablet to be announced and soon you will be able to get your hands on one. The specs are going to be more in line with the current Atom Z2760 Dual-Core processor that is powering many of the lower end hybrid tablets. Remember, this is the new Atom Z2760 processor which has proven to handle all your basic needs and for on the go tablet. What makes these tablets very portable is that, the newer Atom Z2760 processor gives you anywhere from 8 to 10 hours of battery life depending on the device.
Under the hood of the Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 you will get the following:
- 8.1" 1280 x 800 resolution, Acer CrystalBrite™ LED-backlit TFT LCD with integrated 10-point multitouch screen
- 32GB Internal Storage
- Windows 8
- Intel® Atom™ Dual-Core Processor Z2760 1.5GHz with Intel® Burst Technology up to 1.8GHz
- 2048MB of LPDDR2 800 MHz Memory
- Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator
- 2MP Rear-facing camera, 2MP Front-facing camera
- MicroSD memory slot up to 32GB (SDHC 2.0 compatible)
- 802.11b/g/n Wireless
- Bluetooth® 4.0 + EDR
- 1 x Micro USB 2.0 port, 1 x Micro-HDMI™ with HDCP support, 1 x 3.5mm combo jack (headphone/speaker), 1 x DC-in Jack for AC adapter
- Up to 8 hours of battery life
The Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 will be available in a 32GB and 64GB version. If you pick up the 32GB version, you might want to pick up a 32GB MicroSD and configure to have Windows 8 use as a storage drive. This will give you some extra storage for your documents and any pictures that you will want to carry around.
If you plan on running any games on the Acer Iconia W3-810-1600, you might want to stick with an i5 Core or higher, especially now that Intel has announced Haswell with up to 9 hours of battery life with DVD playback.
I am looking forward to getting my hands on the Acer Iconia W3-810 and give it a test, for the most part I would mostly use this small of a screen on the metro side of apps and this should make my everyday Windows 8 experience yet, that much more portable!