The first Windows 8” Tablet is currently shipping. I have to admit, this one caught me by surprise. I’ve been following the announcements and the buzz about the device, but didn’t check when it was shipping… I just estimated it would be July (after Microsoft’s Build event).
Thanks to my colleague, Jerry Carlson, for the updated info, I just placed my order for this device today from Office Depot. Why Office Depot? They were offering a $30 Instant Savings. Total Cost of device + optional keyboard (and taxes) cost $450.
I purchased the 32 GB model since I could expand it with the MicroSD card slot or just leverage my cloud-based storage, SkyDrive. With an 8 hour battery plus Microsoft Office Home & Student Edition pre-installed – not a trial, a full blown copy of Office 2013 – this could be a great portable device… a device that you can PLAY and WORK.
Official Acer Video
Specs (for 32 GB option)
- 8.1″ 1280 x 800 resolution, high-brightness (300-nit): with integrated 10-Point multi-touch screen, supporting finger touch and image auto rotation
- Windows 8
- Intel® Atom™ Dual-Core Processor Z2760 1.5GHz with Intel® Burst Technology up to 1.8GHz
- 2048MB of LPDDR2 800 MHz Onboard memory chip support
- Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator with 64MB of dedicated system memory
- 32GB Internal Storage
- High-definition audio support
- Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
- Integrated Digital Microphone
- 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless
- Bluetooth® 4.0 + EDR
- 1- Micro USB 2.0 Port
- 1 – Micro-HDMI™ with HDCP support
- MicroSD memory slot up to 32GB(SDHC 2.0 compatible)
- 2MP Rear-Facing Camera
- 2MP Front-Facing Camera
- Sensors:Gyroscope, E-Compass, G-Sensor, Ambient light sensor
2-Cell Li-Polymer Battery