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People arrive at the launch event for Microsoft Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012. (Credit: Reuters)Reuters

Taiwanese electronics major Acer on Monday (3 June) showcased the world's first 8.0-inch Windows based tablet PC, Iconia W3, at the ongoing international IT trade fair Computex in Taipei.

Acer's mini wonder, Iconia W3, sports an 8.1-inch LED-backlit WXGA multi-touch LCD screen with 1280x768p resolution and it ships with fully loaded Windows 8 Pro OS powered by a 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 dual-core processor with 2GB RAM. The tablet comes in two variants based on memory - 32GB and 64GB.

The New Acer tablet also comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 software which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote applications.

Acer is reportedly planning to retail Iconia W3 for 329 euros (32GB) and 379 euros (64GB). But the company fails to name the markets where it was planning to release the new Windows tablet PC.

 Key specifications of Acer Iconia W3:

Model Acer Iconia W3
Display 8.1-inch WXGA multi-touch LCD screen with 1280x768p resolution
OS Comes pre-installed with Window 8 Pro
Processor Intel Atom Z2760 dual-core processor with 1.8GHz CPU
Storage Comes in 32GB and 64GB variants
Camera 2.0-megapixel camera at the rear side and front as well
Add-0ns microSD card slot(additional 32GB can be augmented), micro-HDMI, micro-USB, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
Battery 8 hours back-up
Price 32GB - 329 euros (around ₹24,250) and 64GB - 379 euros (around ₹27,950)