Acer Announces Iconia W700 and W510 Tablets

At the Computex 2012 conference, Acer has announced two new Windows 8 tablets: the Iconia W510 and the Iconia W700. The W510 has a 10.1-inch IPS display and detachable keyboard. There is a tri-mode that allows users to touch, type, and view. When snapping on the keyboard, the W510 goes from tablet mode to productivity mode and the battery life is extended up to 18 hours. The device can be rotated 295 degrees for presentation mode. Acer said that this mode is suitable for watching videos, surfing the web, and showing PowerPoint. The W700 has an 11.7-inch display, 1920×1080 resolution, and it ships with a multipurpose cradle that can be adjusted for different viewing options. In the landscape mode, the W700 can be tilted from 20 degrees to 70 degrees. The W700 features 3 USB ports, 10 finger multitouch touchscreen, Dolby Home Theater, and over 8 hours of battery life. The W510 will retail for $799 and the W700 will retail for $999 with an optional keyboard.

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