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quadtronix

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Hey all... Was interested in your thoughts on the new Acer W3 announced at Computex today.

Acer Iconia W3 official: the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet launches this month for $379 (hands-on)

it's an 8" tablet running full Windows 8 on an intel processor. Personally though, I think the Surface mini is gonna blow this thing away! LOL. :p

I am a fan of 7-8" tablets and was intrigued by this device when it first leaked but I think I will wait for the Surface mini or a Haswell small tablet because at $380 and with a questionable build quality I don't know that I can get behind this device. Also Asus and HTC are rumored to be planning smaller Windows 8/RT tablets soon... So for now I'm just gonna see where things go with this form factor. But what do you all think?
 

mitchellvii

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Well it's got that Acer Ugly thing going on. A white bezel on a tablet? Seriously?

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tonyz3

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maybe manvex will make a case to cover the white bezel... yuck. :wink: I got agree with Mitch on this one-( wait what did i just say ) hits head on table. But you are smart to wait i think they will have many more options down the road. Like was mentioned in another thread---i would like to see a leggy blond in a jag holding a surface pro RT with a digital screen. around 8 inch.
 
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quadtronix

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Hahaha! It IS ugly isn't it? Also thick and plastic! Plus I was reading that it has terrible viewing angles and dull colors. Add to that: the fact that full Windows on a small tablet might not be the most comfortable thing in desktop mode. Oh well... I think options are always good and I can see the 8" form factor having potential for RT devices (at least), but maybe another OEM will do a better job at implementing it.
 

mitchellvii

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IMHO they should leave small tablets to Windows RT where it can compete with Android. The future of Windows 8 is hybrids with Intel processors.

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pallentx

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IMHO they should leave small tablets to Windows RT where it can compete with Android. The future of Windows 8 is hybrids with Intel processors.

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I think there is room for RT on full-sized tablets as long as there is a price and battery life difference. At $500 vs the Surface Pro's $900 price tag, RT was a no-brainer for me since I don't have a need for legacy apps on my portable. RT competes fine with Android simply because its Windows. When the app store for Windows 8 modern apps gets more populated with quality apps, it will be an even stronger competitor. I have not been impressed at all with Android tablets and their mostly blown-up phone apps.
 
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