accidentally leaks 8.1 inch Acer tablet powered by Windows 8, gets quickly pulled


Acer apparently jumped the gun last night, accidentally showcasing an 8.1 inch Acer tablet, powered by Windows 8. Normally, its not a big deal, but this tablet is actually the world’s first small-screen Windows 8 tablet.

Yesterday, Acer was showcasing its list of large screen Windows devices at a New York event and had no idea that accidentally leaked the 8.1 inch Acer Iconia W3-810-1600, powered by Windows 8, for $379.99. Thusfar, Windows 8 tablet devices have featured a screens size of 10 inches or larger.

So how are the specs of the device? The Iconia W3-810-1600 features a screen resolution of 1280 x 800, a 1.5GHz Apple A4 processor, 2GB RAM, with an average battery life of 8 hours. You can see the full specs in the image below.

This revelation by proves that Microsoft is indeed working on a smaller screened Windows 8 tablet device, offered at a decent price point. To put things in perspective, the Iconia W3 runs for $379.99, which is $50 more than the cost of the iPad mini. We should be hearing more about this tablet, as well as other smaller screened devices in the coming months.

According to a recent report, Microsoft is expected to announce its next-generation Surface devices during Build 2013 in June. On top of which, these new Surface 2.0 devices will only feature a 7inch to 9inch display to battle against the current demand for small screen touch devices.

8.1 inch Acer Iconia W3-810-1600