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Skype is currently selling the Acer Aspire ICONIA TAB W500 Windows 7 tablet (note above pictures are that of the Android version of the tablet), which was announced at MWC in 2011, for £389 with free delivery and up to 60 minutes of free Skype credit.
The device, which is Wi-Fi rather than 3G enabled, comes with a dual core AMD Fusion C-50 processor clocked at 1GHz with an AMD Radeon HD6250 GPU, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 32GB SSD, a 10.1in 1,280 x 800 pixels LED display, two 1.3-megapixel camera, a HDMI port, Bluetooth 3.0 and Windows 7 Home Edition.
It comes with a long-life battery but we suspect that its battery life will be a fraction of the New Apple iPad. What's more it is nearly twice the thickness of rivals like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and weighs nearly twice the weight at 910g.
What's more Acer has thrown in a few goodies including a "ring" user interface, a "my journal" web clipboard, plus a social aggregator called SocialJogger.
Microsoft will be launching Windows RT and Windows 8 by the end of the year with a number of ARM-based and x86-based tablets scheduled to hit the market in the second half of 2012.
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