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.


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12 replies on “Acer Iconia W510 Windows 8 tablet coming in November for $500 and up”

  1. With a processor that includes VT virtualization at the hardware level. W8 are a win

  2. Is the starting price for the tablet $500 per the title, or $600 per the second-to-last paragraph?

    Either way, $750 for a netbook-class setup is going to be a hard sell when current ultrabooks are going for the same price.

    1. Thanks for fixing the discrepancy. Since $500 is for 32GB, and $750 is for 64GB+dock, will the 64GB be available separately?

      Win8 will eat about 10GB for itself, so 32GB is relatively useless, unless one were to use the tablet exclusively for browsing and consuming online content. But if that were the case, ie no “regular Win8 use,” I don’t see where this has an advantage over the iPad/Android crowd.

      If this pricing is indicative of the initial crop of Win8 prices, I predict a dismal launch for Win8 ahead. At least Intel agrees with me in its latest chip forecast.

      1. Mind that Modern UI apps won’t be large installs either. So you could actually get quite a bit installed before running out of space.

        Also mind that MS is pushing online storage and services as well that’ll reduce the need for internal capacity and of course you’ll still have the microSD and USB drive options.

  3. I can get the W500 with a keyboard for less. Of course, it won’t have all the bells and whistles of the W510, but it will run Win 8 fine. I tried it already.

    1. Depreciated value isn’t a valid comparison, the W500 wasn’t priced as low when it first came out!

        1. Cost less because it’s old and doesn’t offer everything the new model does.

          You’re actually getting less CPU performance than the Clover Trail but 2-3x the graphical performance. But the caveat being much less run time as the C-50 is a 9W max TDP, not counting the Fusion Controller Hub (FCH) that also consumes a additional 0.55W to 0.68W during normal use, solution being compared to 1.7W max TDP for the Clover Trail Z2760 SoC.

          Along with Clover Trail being able to be put into devices just about as thin and light as any ARM based tablet but your model still requires a case fan and large batteries to get any decent run times.

          The C-50 doesn’t support all the power saving options Windows 8 supports, along with not offering anything akin to the always connected standby that Clover Trail offers.

          Besides, after a year these new models will be depreciated too.

          So the choices aren’t equivalent!

          1. Nope, just pointing out the facts. Aside from the low pricing I’d generally not recommend a Acer because they tend to cut corners but making direct comparisons to older models based just on price isn’t a fair comparison for any brand as relying on just price misleads what people would get for the price.

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