The first batch of Windows 8 tablets are finally here through the Acer Iconia W700 and Iconia W510 slates. These gadgets were unveiled by the Taiwan-based manufacturer at the Computex 2012 expo and details pertaining to their specifications are currently limited.
Featuring a 11.6-inch full HD touchscreen, the Iconia W700 tablet enters the scene accompanied by a multipurpose cradle which proffers enhanced viewing options. When placed in the landscape orientation, the device can be adjusted to approximately 70 degrees to gain better visuals, while at 20 degrees, users should obtain an angle that’s convenient for touch input. Setting the device in an upright or portrait position is said to enable easy web browsing. On the entertainment front, it incorporates the Dolby Home Theater attribute for enriched multimedia experiences.
The 10.1-inch Iconia W510 tablet is said to possess 3 different modes of touchscreen operation, something the company refers to as ‘tri-mode.’ These settings are basically optimized for better touch, type and view conveniences. The conventional tablet mode should bring in the usual slate experience. However, when the device is combined with a detachable keyboard dock, it enhances productivity as text input is much more convenient and the battery life is increased up to 18 hours. Lastly comes the presentation mode which arises when then slate is positioned in a 295-degree orientation. This is apparently ideal for watching videos, surfing the web or even viewing PowerPoint documents.
The Acer Iconia W700 and Iconia W510 price and release date details aren’t disclosed as yet. What’s more, with just months left for Microsoft’s latest OS to hit the road, it’s still unclear which version of the Windows platform these slates run on.