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Microsoft Surface tablet causing retailers to clear Windows slate stocks?

Misco is selling the Acer Iconia W500 for as little as £310 after a £50 cash back. The tablet runs on Windows 7 Home Premium with an AMD C50 dual core processor clocked at 1GHz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage, Wi-Fi and a 12.1in 1,280 x 800 pixels.

The W500 also comes with a 3-cell battery that can last for four hours, Bluetooth 3.0 and two 1.3-megapixel cameras. it has a full-size dockable keyboard with tiled keys. The tablet itself weighs under 1Kg like the latest Windows 8-based Surface tablet ad uses Acer's Ring user interface.

Other features include HDMI port, a docking port, a 13.3mm thickness and a card reader. Earlier today, we reported that the Samsung Series 8 XE700T slate tablet has seen its price cut down to £670.

It is likely that other manufacturers like HP or Fujitsu will soon cut the prices of their Windows tablets as well as the countdown for the launch of Surface tablets nears.

Microsoft launched Surface earlier today amidst a flurry of rumours regarding the out-of-the-blue invite to the press. It is not known yet when the tablet will be launched, at what cost and who will manufacture it.

Source : Misco

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