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TAIWANESE COMPUTER MAKER Acer has become the first to reveal pricing for its line of Windows 8 tablets set to hit the market in October.
According to a report at Tech Jungle, Acer quietly made its tablet pricing public in New Zealand before anywhere else.
First unveiled at the Computex expo in Taiwan in June, the Iconia Tab W510, which has a dual-core Intel Atom chip and 64GB of storage, starts at around $800, or around £500. That's aroudn the same price of the rumoured rival Asus Vivo Tab, which has been pegged at $799, equivalent to around £500.
Acer quoted the higher end model of the two tablets, the Iconia Tab W700 to start at $1,500, which translates to approximately £900 in the UK market.
Despite the Iconia Tab W700 sporting 128GB of SSD storage, a 1.7GHz Intel Core I5 processor and an 11.6in full HD display, that price might be a little too steep for a market dominated by a less expensive Ipad.
On Wednesday, Acer also revealed pricing for its smaller tablet device, the 7in Iconia A110. Retailing for £180 when it hits the UK market this Autumn, the Iconia A110 tablet is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and runs Google's latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. µ
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