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Acer launches world's first 8-inch Windows 8 tab Iconia W3 @ Rs 30,499

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Jun 26, 2013 at 12:36pm IST

New Delhi: Acer launched three new Windows 8-powered touch-enabled devices in India, in India, which the firm expects will account for about 12 per cent of its shipments in the next 2-3 quarters. Acer India Pvt Ltd, the Indian arm of Acer, launched the tablet, ultrabook and notebook targeting the techno-savvy consumer with an end-to-end computing experience.

The launch includes Acer Iconia W3, which is claimed to be the world's first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. It features a 8.1-inch display and is powered by Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail chipset. It comes with a 2 megapixel front and rear camera. It also has support for micro-HDMI and micro-USB ports for better connectivity.

The Acer Iconia W3 is designed with a virtual keypad sized for optimal thumb typing. The Iconia W3 will be available from Rs 30,499 onwards.

Acer launches world's first 8-inch Windows 8 tab Iconia W3 @ Rs 30,499

The Acer Iconia W3 comes with a 2 megapixel front and rear camera. It also has support for micro-HDMI and micro-USB ports for better connectivity.

Acer India also launched its ultrabook Aspire P3, which weighs 1.3 kg and is 0.77 mm thick. It features a 11.6-inch HD display, optional Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, 4GB RAM, Intel HD graphics, a 120 GB hard drive and Dolby audio. It comes with front and rear cameras, connectivity options like Wi-Fi, bluetooth, micro-HDMI, USB 3.0. Acer bundled the device with a protective case and a bluetooth keyboard. The Acer Aspire P3 will be available from Rs 54,499 onwards.

The company also launched its premium offering, Aspire R7, which is a Windows 8 convertible laptop with a new hinge design that allows one to use the device as a laptop and a tablet.

Aspire R7 features a 15.6-inch 1080p 10-point-multi-touch display, Intel Core i5 processor, 6GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, Intel HD graphics and Dolby Audio.

It also includes an HD webcam and connectivity options like Wi-Fi, bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, USB 3.0 and card reader. The Aspire R7 will be available from Rs 74,999 onwards.

Acer ships about 100,000-120,000 consumer notebooks every quarter, said Acer India Chief Marketing Officer S Rajendran.

(With inputs from PTI)

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