Acer may not have said anything about the Iconia W3 tablet with an 8 inch screen and Windows 8 software during today’s launch event for new notebooks and tablets. But the company confirmed to CNET that it’s planning to build Windows 8 tablets with screens smaller than 10 inches.
The Iconia W3 certainly fits the bill. And while it’s not yet available for purchase, the 8 inch Windows 8 tablet showed up at Amazon recently with a list price of $379.99.
The tablet, which was first leaked last month, is expected to have an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor, an 8.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, support for 10-point multitouch input, 32GB of storage, and 2GB of RAM.
It supports 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0 and has front and rear cameras, which are each capable of shooting 2MP photos.
The Acer Iconia W3 has a micro USB port, micro HDMI port, and a 3500mAh battery for up to 8 hours of run time.
According to the product listing, the 1.1 pound tablet measures about 8.6″ x 5.3″ x 0.45″ and comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 software.