Acer W3 8.1-Inch Windows 8 Tablet Listed On Amazon For $379.99

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The previously leaked Acer W3 8.1 inch Windows 8 device is now listed on for just $379.99. I think the price is correct for a device with 32Gb memory and  1280 x 800 pixels 8.1 inch display. The device runs on Intel Atom dual core processor with 8 hours of battery life.

 Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 Tablet comes with these high level Specs: Intel Atom Dual-Core Processor Z2760, Windows 8, 8.1″ HD 1280 x 800 resolution high-brightness (300-nit) Acer CrystalBrite LED-backlit TFT LCD, 10-Point multi-touch screen, supporting finger touch and image auto rotation, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator with 64MB of dedicated system memory, High-definition audio support, 2048MB of LPDDR2 800 MHz Onboard memory chip support , 32GB Internal Storage, 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth 4.0+EDR, 2MP Rear-facing camera, 2MP Front-facing camera, 1 – Micro USB 2.0 Port, 1 – Micro-HDMI with HDCP support, 2-Cell Li-Polymer (3500 mAh) Battery, Up to 8-hours Battery Life, 1.1 lbs. – 0.50 kg (tablet only), Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013


Screen Size8.1 inches
Max Screen Resolution1280 x 800 pixels
Processor1.5 GHz Apple A4
Graphics CoprocessorIntel Graphics Media Accelerator
Graphics Card Ram Size64 MB
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Average Battery Life (in hours)8 hours


Brand NameAcer Computer
Item model numberW3-810-1600
Operating SystemWindows 8
Item Weight1.1 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H8.62 x 5.31 x 0.45 inches
Rear Webcam Resolution2 MP
Processor BrandIntel
Flash Memory Size32
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Source: Amazon

  • Daniel Sherlock

    Want one!

  • kullkid92

    Theres a typo in the spec list, it mentions Apples A4 but above it clearly states the atom Z2760.
    Also, would this have some sort of updated windows 8 to support the lower screen size resolution? (I know about windows 8.1) but obviously this wouldn’t have it?

    • Fabio Di Peri

      Actually that would be a “low resolution device”, since the minimum resolution for snapping an app is 1366×768

    • Ryan T

      The minimum supported resolution in Windows 8 is and has always been 1024×768. Snap view was never a required supported feature for upgraded devices (but perhaps it was for certifying new hardware). 8.1 will expand the snap view functionality, but below the 1366×768 resolution it will remain a missing feature.

  • dave

    it’s gone from amazon.. site is not aviable

    • mike

      Had this acer tablet for 2 weeks already broken lcd cracked. Piece of junk

  • Joe_HTH

    Too much! It needs to be $299. When are OEMs going to realize that they are the ones responsible for conditioning consumers to spend cheaply on Windows devices, by flooding the market for years with cheap, generic crap.

    • Myclevername

      Ok well lets us all know when you’re tablet is ready and for sale for $299 and we’ll all buy one.

    • bobWite

      don’t blame the OEM’s it’s the customers who could not see any value in a quality built PC and the average good enough PC. Sadly most who actually cared about quality became iSheep.

      And lets not forget Balmer and MSFT desire was not to require quality but encourage the race to the bottom quantity. Lower the price the more Windows and Office license sold. And when they was willing to put Window on crappy cheap netbooks it was a final straw that is going to take years to recover from.

  • MaelN

    Is not weird that résolution ? Because 16/9 = 1,78 but 1280/800 = 1,6. I check on my Surface : 1366/768 = 1,78 too. I don’t have any knowledge about that, it just sound weird.

    • kalval

      It’s just a different aspect ratio. The surface (and every other windows 8/RT tablet I can think of) are 16:9, which is great for using it in landscape or as a laptop with 2 apps snapped side by side, but is way to tall and narrow when used in portrait (eg for reading books). 16:10 is a much better ratio for a small tablet that is likely to be used in portrait as much as it is in landscape.

      • MaelN

        Ok thanks. I didn’t know that other aspect ratio are available for windows 8 tablet.

  • timotim

    A 8″ tablet shouldn’t be no more than $299, especially when a 7″ tablet could be had elsewhere for $199.

    • Iain Simpson

      and how much are those ipad mini’s costing????

  • kalval

    I’d like to see an RT version for $250 with tegra 4 or snapdragon 800. It would have better battery life, perform just as well and would be mass producible for under $250.
    I’m not sure how much use the desktop is going to be on an 8″ touch screen, so why bother with x86 where the hardware is more expensive and uses battery faster without giving a better experience.

    • Bugbog

      I agree. Need RT.

    • Iain Simpson

      there will be new RT devices after 8.1 is released which will be of course at a lower price point for the idiot about that wants a $299 device. This tablet is running a full Windows 8 32 bit OS. he should go buy a crap android tablet if he can only spend $299.

      • kalval

        From my perspective the desktop is only useful if you are connecting it to a larger screen with a mouse as well. This is not how I would use a 8″ tablet as I already have a vastly more powerful desktop pc for that. I want something portable that I plan to navigate using primarily the touch screen, so for my uses there is no difference between RT and x86 except cost and battery life. I’m obviously not going to get something that is more expensive than I need and has worse battery life, so the obvious choice for me is RT.

        Why would I buy a crap android tablet if I can get a much better RT tablet? Microsoft needs to compete with all segments of the market to gain share, there are a huge number of people that want a $250 tablet and for whom Windows RT would be perfect. The more people that buy into the ecosystem at any price point, the better for all of us. It means more app support and more devices released and better competition.

  • Bugbog

    Nice…., but? I just think it could be better!

  • HighDefJunkies

    Make it RT with a 299 (or lower) price tag and I’m all over it.

  • koenshaku

    RT or AMD temesh probably would have been better for this sort of device. You would really want to stick to the modern UI too. The price is so attractive difficult to pass up even if you will only have maybe 10gb of space before it is all said and done.

  • Tamas Farkas

    I would love it if it has a SIM support and the device is telephone capable. Just like as it has some of the concurrents. 😉

  • mike

    I bought this acer tablet it is junk after 2 weeks and one small drop with the case on. lcd was cracked. no replacement lcd available at this time. Don’t buy one