Acer Introduces ICONIA W700 And W500 Tablets... With Windows 8

If Acer's dishing out Windows 8-equipped desktops and Ultrabooks, might as well throw out a few tablets, too. That's the goal, right? Right! Over at Computex, Acer has just introduced the ICONIA W510 and ICONIA W700, two Win8 slates that are engineered to handle Metro. According to Acer, the most unique part of the W510 tablet is the tri-mode, allowing users to touch, type and view. Aside from the conventional tablet mode, it can be used in productivity mode. A detachable keyboard dock can be connected to the tablet for optimal typing as well as extending the battery life up to 18 hours. Rotating the tablet 295 degrees allows it to be used in presentation mode, which is excellent for watching a video, browsing a webpage or viewing a PowerPoint presentation.

In addition, the W510 has Always On, Always Connect technology, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen, providing a wider viewing angle with more vibrant, consistent and accurate colors. It is an everyday tablet with convertible functions, smartly designed for modern day explorers whose primary needs are freedom of usage for slate, keyboard and hands-free touch. Acer's W700 comes with a multipurpose cradle that allows for several viewing options. When using it in landscape, it can be tilted up to 70 degrees for better viewing, or 20 degrees for convenient touch. Furthermore, it can be used vertically like a portrait for easy browsing and reading. The W700 also has three USB 3.0 ports for expansion.

The W700 touts an 11.6" 1080p touchpanel, as well as Dolby audio. Per usual, there isn't any word on other specifications, but that's probably a function of Windows 8 note being completely baked just yet. Still, 1080p just isn't as impressive as it once was...