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Acer Iconia W500 Windows tablet available from £250

Ebuyer has cut the price of the Acer Iconia W500 tablet PC to a mere £250 including free delivery, almost half its original suggested retail price of £480.

The tablet, which runs Windows 7 Home Premium, is powered by an AMD Fusion C50 dual-core APU clocked at 1GHz with an AMD HD 6250 GPU.

There’s 2GB of RAM, a 32GB SSD, a 10.1in 1,280 x 800 display, a 3-cell, 3250mAh battery with an autonomy of four hours, two USB ports, a HDMI one, Ethernet, a webcam, Bluetooth, a rear 1.3-megapxiel camera, and Dolby technologies.

Note that there’s even an optional dockable island-style keyboard that converts it into a lightweight laptop. Even at 16mm thick and below 1kg, it is still way heavier than all ARM-based tablets on the market.

However, this is the product to go for if you’re after full Windows functionality on a budget. Note that you should be able to get Windows 8 Pro as an upgrade for a mere £15.

Acer has already unveiled a follow-up to this tablet, called the Iconia W510, which was presented at Computex back in June 2012. There's also the new Iconia W700 which we managed to get our hands on.