Amazon accidentally leaks Acer’s 8-inch Windows 8 tablet

For a while now, we have known that Acer is working on an 8-inch tablet to be loaded with Windows 8. Today, Amazon.com accidentally listed the device along with a $379.99 price tag and a list of technical specifications.

The leaked Amazon.com product page lists the product as an “Acer W3-810” Windows 8 tablet. The device is running a dual-core Intel Atom processor at 1.8GHz, which means this won’t be a stripped down RT tablet but a full fledged Windows machine.

Complementing the Atom processor is 2GB of RAM, an 8.1-inch 1280 x 800 display, dual front and rear 2MP cameras, and 32GB of solid state storage. The listing claims that the Acer W3-810 is 1.1lbs and allows you to run for up to eight hours of use.

With an Intel Atom processor, you probably won’t be using this little guy as a full fledged machine, but instead a compliment to your everyday desktop. Putting Intel Atom processors in early Windows 8 tablets are helpful, since the Windows Store is not yet up to a satisfactory standard due to many apps that are missing in action; the Atom processor is present to complement the few low powered “legacy” applications that you might need to run.

With a possible announcement for Windows 8.1 right around the corner, we should be seeing many of these new little tablets. Since many users purchasing mid sized tablets are looking for a full entertainment experience, we will have to see how Microsoft can compete with Google Play and Amazon’s monster ecosystem of content.

Note: Amazon has since removed the listing from its site. (Also someone might have lost their job – just kidding, it isn’t Apple.)

[The Verge]
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Michael Archambault

Michael Archambault was an associate editor at Pocketables. He is a coder, a thinker, and a dreamer who lives on the "Microsoft side of life." His current gadget arsenal includes a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Windows 8, Nokia Lumia 900 with Windows Phone 7.8 OS, and a Microsoft Surface RT.