The Acer Iconia W510 is a tablet with a 10.1 inch display, an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor and Windows 8 operating system. Acer first unveiled the tablet in June, but now the company’s ready to talk about the price and launch date.
Starting November 9th, you’ll be able to pick up the Iconia W510 in the US and Canada for $499.99 and up.
At that price you get a tablet with a 32GB solid state disk. Or for $749.99 you can opt for a model with a 64GB SSD and a keyboard docking station.
The tablet alone has a battery which Acer says is good for up to 9 hours of run time. Since the keyboard has a built-in battery, you can get up to 18 hours of battery life when the tablet is docked. The dock also has a full-sized USB port.
All models feature 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel Gorilla Glass displays, 2GB of RAM, 802.11n WiFi, micro HDMI ports, and an 8MP rear camera and front-facing 2MP camera.
The tablet measures 0.35 inches thick, and weigh 1.3 pounds. With the keyboard dock the Iconia W510 weighs 2.6 pounds and measures 0.84 inches thick.
The $500 starting price is much better than the $800 figure Acer was throwing around in June. The Iconia W510 is one of the most affordable Windows 8 tablets I’ve seen so far — although plenty of companies have yet to reveal the pricing for their upcoming Windows 8 computers.
If you’re looking for something a little more powerful, Acer also plans to start selling the Iconia W700 on October 26th for $799.99 and up. That tablet features an 11.6 inch, 1080p display and an Intel Core i Ivy Bridge processor and a cradle and Bluetooth keyboard that lets you use the machine like a desktop.