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Acer America Debuts Iconia W700 Tablet PC: High-Performance Windows 8 PC in Tablet Form

Companies mentioned in this article: Acer America

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Editor's Summary:

  • Sleek Acer Iconia W700 tablet PC delivers impressive performance in a portable design for mobile productivity
  • Full HD 1080p IPS 11.6-inch display boasts stunning 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Versatile design ensures efficiency: touch and keyboard for input; cradle secures tablet PC in several positions
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life delivers all-day productivity
  • Product available Oct. 26 with starting MSRP of $799.99

Acer America, the number two notebook provider,(1) today announced that the Acer Iconia W700 tablet PC, a high-performance mobile PC in a tablet PC form factor, will be available for the U.S. market. Acer's first Windows 8-based tablet PC for the U.S., the Iconia W700 features a versatile, portable design that delivers a first-rate touch and typing experience for productivity-focused PC users.

The Acer Iconia W700 tablet PC with Windows 8 delivers excellent performance using responsive and fast Intel Core i3 and Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) processors, enabling the system to take on spreadsheets, presentations, and more with ease. The powerful processors allow customers to use the Iconia W700 as their main PC for all of their everyday computing tasks, such as content creation, running multiple apps, and sharing multimedia.

The Acer Iconia W700's 11.6-inch IPS display boasts a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution. Photos and video are vibrant and stunning, while text, documents and websites are crisp and clear. The Intel HD Graphics 4000 further improves the clarity and realism, while the high-brightness display enables viewing even in sunlight. The touch-screen display allows 10-point touch for easy navigation through websites, music and media files, as well as all the apps available for Windows 8.

The tablet PC's first-rate performance is complemented by its versatility. The Iconia W700 comes with a multipurpose cradle that securely houses it in several different positions. When using it in landscape, the cradle can be tilted up to 70 degrees for enhanced viewing, or 20 degrees for convenient touch. It can also be used vertically in portrait mode for easy browsing and reading.

"The Acer Iconia W700 brings the performance and productivity of a high-end PC to the tablet category," said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer America. "Sporting a new style, innovative design and aluminum unibody construction, the new tablet PC is designed to reach new standards in ergonomics and user-friendliness, while providing the ideal platform for customers to take advantage of the many new features of Windows 8."

Users will appreciate that the Acer Iconia W700 is incredibly portable; it measures less than half an inch thick and weighs only 2.3 pounds. It provides up to eight hours of battery life for all-day productivity.(2) The W700's 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi provides a quick and reliable connection to hotspots. In addition, the Iconia W700 tablet PC can take advantage of location-based and travel applications with its integrated G-Sensor, E-Compass and Gyro-Meter.

The Iconia W700 features a 128GB or 64GB SSD for powering on the device and retrieving data quickly and securely.(3) With it, the Iconia W700 features the unique Acer Green Instant On technology to provide a fast boot time of just six seconds, as well as instant-resume functionality in 1.5 seconds. Acer Always Connect gets users online to previously used hotspots in as little as 2.5 seconds for better productivity.(4) Plus, AcerCloud makes digital content easy to access and share between their Iconia W700 and other PCs anytime, anywhere.

Capturing images and staying in touch with others is easy thanks to the built-in Acer Crystal Eye webcam. The HD 5MP rear camera captures full HD 1080p video and first-rate photos with auto focus. The front-facing HD 720p camera is ideal for video conferencing and photo-taking for social networks. Dolby® Home Theater® v4 boosts sound for headphones as well as built-in speakers. Plus, the dialogue enhancer makes audio capture even more crisp and clear for video conferencing and video emails.

The versatile new Iconia W700 comes loaded with the accessories that will make savvy consumers even more productive. The Bluetooth keyboard provides more convenient content creation and editing in Windows 8. Plus, the tablet PC comes with a MicroHDMI to VGA adapter for a convenient and quick connection to a projector. Since customers will want to take it everywhere, the Iconia W700 also comes with a protective case.

The Acer Iconia W700 will be available on Oct. 26 at leading retailers across the U.S. in several configurations. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices range from $799.99 to $999.99.

Acer corporate customers in the U.S. can purchase the Acer Iconia W700P backed by an extended two-year warranty(5) and Windows 8 Pro priced at $1,049.99.

About Acer
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has broken barriers between people and technology, enabling users to explore, create and grow. Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs globally.(1) The Acer Group employs 8,000 people across the globe, and revenues for 2011 reached US$15.7 billion.

Acer's channel business model is instrumental to the company's success, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, and Packard Bell brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs environmentally friendly products and, with its vendors, has established a green supply chain.

Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement. That includes supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games.

More information is at www.acer-group.com.

© 2012 Acer Inc. All rights reserved. Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the property of their respective owners. All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available through all sales channels. Prices listed are manufacturer suggested retail prices and may vary by location. Applicable sales tax extra.

1.) Source: Gartner data, FY 2011
2.) Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings and applications or features launched. All batteries' maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.
3.) Accessible capacity varies: (MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes).
4.) Time based on testing with the following applications open: Internet Explorer 9 (Internet search and email web pages), Microsoft PowerPoint viewer (file size 68 MB) and Microsoft Excel (file size 108 MB) of Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, and logged in to Windows Live Messenger 2011.
5.) Limited warranties and service agreements apply. May not be available in all locations. Availability varies. Other conditions apply.

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Contact:

Acer Incorporated
Lisa Emard
Tel: 949-471-7705
E-mail: lisa.emard@acer.com