Dec 052013

The Acer Iconia W4 is a Windows 8.1 tablet with an 8 inch display and an Intel Atom Z3740 Bay Trail processor. It was announced at about the same time as similar models from Dell, Lenovo, and Toshiba — but while all of those tablets are available for purchase, the Acer Iconia W4 hasn’t hit store shelves yet.

The wait could be over soon though. Acer posted a promo video for tablet recently, and the folks at Lowyat noticed that Acer also posted a product page for the tablet recently… and then removed it.

If nothing changes before launch though, it looks like Acer’s new 8 inch Windows tablet will sell for $330.

Acer was actually the first company to launch an 8 inch Windows 8 tablet. But the Iconia W3 had a relatively slow Intel Atom Clover Trail processor and a display with poor viewing angles. The new W4 model has a faster CPU and a should also have a better screen.

The tablet’s expected to have 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 1280 x 800 pixel display, and a quad-core Bay Trail processor with Intel HD graphics.

It features 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI output, and a 4960mAh battery for up to 8 hours of run time. The Iconia W4 measures 8.6″ x 5.3″ x 0.4″ and weighs just over 15 ounces.

You can find full details at a Google cached copy of the Acer product page.

At $330, it’ll sell for about the same price as a Toshiba Encore tablet, but about $30 more than a Dell Venue 8 Pro or Lenovo Miix 8.

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