As the launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system inches closer, it looks like hardware partners are beginning to show off their wares. With Computex just kicking off in Asia, Acer is using that trade show to debut some of its latest Windows 8 tablet devices and designs in the form of the Iconia Tab W700 and Iconia Tab W510.
The Iconia Tab W700 is the larger of the two models, sporting an 11.6-inch display. That tablet will have a docking cradle, allowing users position the tablet at 70 degrees for optimal viewing or at 20 degrees for typing and using the slate. There will be 3 USB 3.0 ports, Dolby Home Theater sound support, and a Full HD touchscreen.
The smaller 10.1-inch W510 will come with a keyboard dock, similar to rival Asus with the Transformer Pad series. According to Asus, the W510 can be utilized in tri-mode, “allowing users to touch, type and view.” The detachable keyboard dock also houses a separate battery, which when used with the tablet can provide up to 18 hours of continuous usage. Users can rotate the keyboard dock around to use in presentation mode, similar to what Crux has offered with its cases for the iPad in the past.
Acer Presents Windows 8® Tablets
Featuring multipurpose viewing on Full HD touchscreens
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (June 4, 2012) – Acer presents two of its newest Windows® 8 tablets at Computex Taipei. The ICONIA W510 evolves the computing experience with three different modes of touchscreen operation, while the ICONIA W700 is the best-performing Windows 8 tablet with the added versatility of a cradle. Both designed to set new standards in ergonomics and user-friendliness.
The most unique part of the W510 tablet is the tri-mode, allowing users to touch, type and view. Aside from the conventional tablet mode, it can be used in productivity mode. A detachable keyboard dock can be connected to the tablet for optimal typing as well as extending the battery life up to 18 hours. Rotating the tablet 295 degrees allows it to be used in presentation mode, which is excellent for watching a video, browsing a webpage or viewing a PowerPoint presentation.
In addition, the W510 has Always On, Always Connect technology, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen, providing a wider viewing angle with more vibrant, consistent and accurate colors. It is an everyday tablet with convertible functions, smartly designed for modern day explorers whose primary needs are freedom of usage for slate, keyboard and hands-free touch.
Acer’s W700 comes with a multipurpose cradle that allows for several viewing options. When using it in landscape, it can be tilted up to 70 degrees for better viewing, or 20 degrees for convenient touch. Furthermore, it can be used vertically like a portrait for easy browsing and reading. The W700 also has three USB 3.0 ports for expansion.
The W700 is equipped with an 11.6-inch Full HD touchscreen as well as Dolby® Home Theater® for multimedia pleasure; it is set to become the optimum-performance Windows 8 tablet for modern day explorers on-the-go, at home or in the office.