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Acer unveils Iconia W700P and W510P Windows 8 Pro tablets

Acer has announced two new Windows 8 Pro tablets ahead of Microsoft’s grand Windows 8 event next week, which will also see the official debut of Windows 8 Pro Surface tablets.

The Iconia W700P runs on an Ivy Bridge Intel Core processor, has an 11.6in 1,920 x 1,080 IPS display with 10-point touch, Dolby Home Theater and a nifty little cradle that provides three USB 3.0 ports and a sound tunnel that can amplify sound naturally without using any extra speakers.

(opens in new tab)The W510P, in comparison, doesn’t have a dock but a docking keyboard that turns it into a potentially more interesting ultra-portable laptop that has a 10in IPS display and promises up to 18 hours battery life, all in a Windows 8 Pro environment.

Both the W510P and the W700P appear to share a number of features but Acer has yet to give more details regarding pricing and availability but one can expect all to be revealed as from next week.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.