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Acer Plays Windows 8 Card

Ok, first up are the tabs. Acer has two models: a 10″ and 11.6″

The 10.1″ iconia W510 on Windows 8 is powered by Intel’s new Atom processor, has tri-mode to touch, type and view and promises up to 18 hours of battery life. Acer’s W series can also transform into a notebook with a detachable keyboard.

Acer’s larger 11.6″ Iconia W700 has a Full HD touch screen (1080p) USB 3.0, comes bundled with a stand case with integrated keyboard and has Intel’s 3rd generation Core-i processor.

Acer W 510 on Windows 8

It also has a with a cradle adjustable for different viewing angles while offering data storage expansion and an additional battery.

But it also has a high end price costing from $1199, while the 10″ Acer W510 is cheaper at at $699

Acer also announced the Aspire S7 Ultrabook with Intel Ivy Bridge processors. It will go on sale in Oz starting at $1799.

The 11.6″ model is the smallest Ultrabook to feature a Full HD touch screen. It weighs 1.1kg and there’s also a 13.1″ version for $200 more.

To lure Windows 8 wannabees in, Acer is also offering a free Windows 8 Starter Pack (value $150) which includes access to a 7 days priority response telephone help line, Coach Live webinars and online tutorials to help users get to grips with Windows 8 which went on sale worldwide today.

Buyers of the Acer Iconia W510 and W700 will also be offered a $100 eGift voucher for e-books from Dymocks Online and music content from The In Song, over 2 million tracks