In addition to E3, which is the world’s biggest video game conference, Computex in Taipei also kicked off today.  And at Computex Acer decied to unveil one of their newest tablet computers runnings Windows 8, the W700.

Unfortunately, our budget is a bit tight these days, at least when it comes to traveling half way across the world, so we weren’t able to get a direct hands on.  However, The Verge was on site to capture the details in the flesh and even shot some video for your amusement, though details are still pretty scant.  What we can tell you is that this machine comes with its own dock that adds a variety of viewing angles as well as three 3.o USB ports.  Form factor wise it’s looking pretty chunky and clearly the W700 is more a work tablet, unlike the iPad, which is designed as a lean back and kick it device.  The screen of the W700 measures 11.6-inches, is full HD, and can handle up to 10 fingers simultaneously.  Lastly, the latest reports seem to indicate that it will sport an Intel Ivy Bridge processor as well as a Thunderbolt port near the  mini HDMI jack.

The W700 will retail between $799 and $999, though we don’t think that price will include the optional keyboard.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."