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Acer Iconia W3 is world's smallest Windows 8 tablet

Acer Iconia W3 is world's smallest Windows 8 tablet
Acer's iconic new slate

Having finally broken the seal on the Liquid S1 at Computex, Acer went on to announce the Iconia W3, the world's first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet.

At 0.45 inches thick and 8.1 inches on the screen, the tablet specs announced today all agree with the leaked specs we'd already heard, and make it the smallest Windows 8-packing slate seen so far.

The 1280 x 800 display is capable of 720p playback, with a micro HDMI port for when you need a slightly bigger viewing experience. The front and rear 2-megapixel cameras are nothing to get excited about though.

On the inside it's running Intel's dual-core 1.8GHz Atom Z2760 processor, in line with larger Windows 8 tablets.

The one-hander

A full-size keyboard with dock is also available with the tablet, which is just as well as the W3 arrives with Office pre-installed for no added price.

Meanwhile, Acer promises you'll also get around eight hours out of the slab's battery. Bluetooth 4.0 and micro-USB connections are available, though unfortunately no sign of USB 3.0.

The W3 will be available starting June, with the 32GB and 64GB coming priced at €329 (about £280, $427, AUS $445) and €379 (about £325, $492, AUS $512) respectively. Pre-orders will be going live tomorrow.

Hugh Langley is the ex-News Editor of TechRadar. He had written for many magazines and websites including Business Insider, The Telegraph, IGN, Gizmodo, Entrepreneur Magazine, WIRED (UK), TrustedReviews, Business Insider Australia, Business Insider India, Business Insider Singapore and more.