The highly rumored 8-inch Windows 8 device from Acer finally makes an appearance on Acer Finland's website.
After showing up on Amazon (and getting pulled shortly after) and the FCC, the Acer Iconia W3 shows up on Acer Finland's website, now confirming the hardware and looks of the rumored 8-inch Windows 8 tablet from Acer.
Despite the fact that Acer's official status of the device as "Windows 8 devices with screen under 10-inch are in the works", the Acer Iconia W3 has found a way to Acer Finland's website, showing us that it is pretty much complete, and possibly ready to be launched before long.
According to the website, the Iconia W3 will come with Windows 8 Pro, with the device being powered by a relatively low-end Intel Atom Z2760 processor, 2GB of RAM and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3650 GPU. Storage comes in the form of a rather slow and tiny 64GB eMMC, while connectivity uses the usual Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0. Battery capacity isn't listed, but the battery life as tested by Acer appears to be "8 hours".
One important fact buyers may want to take note of would is the Iconia W3's 8-inch screen – at only 1280×768 (WXGA, 187ppi). Acer notes that the device "is below the threshold for snapping apps, a new feature that allows two Windows apps to be viewed simultaneously side by side. This feature may be enabled by attaching an external display which supports a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 or higher".
Based on previous rumors, the Acer Iconia W3 will ship soon, and will include copies of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013. Its pricetag is expected to be pegged at a low $380, and it may be available at Amazon. Availability elsewhere has yet to be confirmed.