Acer today unveiled the Iconia W510, a tablet PC optimized for Microsoft’s Windows 8, running an Atom processor and controlled by touchscreen or keyboard. The Iconia W510 is a convertible design with a detachable keyboard, so it can function as either a standalone tablet or a notebook. It will be available in the U.S. and Canada on Nov. 9 and runs
The 10.1-inch tablet has a resolution of 1,366 by 768 with 10-point touch capacity and Gorilla Glass 2. It sports a slim 0.35-inch profile and weighs a scant 1.32 pounds. In addition to its front 2-megapixel camera, there’s also an 8-megapixel rear camera, as well as a micro HDMI port, a micro USB 2.0 port, and a micro SD card reader.
The keyboard can also be rotated back and used as a stand for hands-free usage of the tablet. While the tablet has a purported battery life of up to 9 hours, the keyboard dock doubles that time to a total of 18 hours.
For $499, you get the tablet with a 32GB SSD. The $599 model features double the storage capacity, with a 64GB SSD. The third model, which runs for $749, features the same specs as the 64GB unit but also comes with the keyboard dock.