Acer IconiaAcer just unveiled the Acer Iconia W3, the industry’s first full-featured 8.1-inch tablet running Windows 8, bringing entertainment and full PC capabilities into a single hand.

To sweeten the deal, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 is pre-installed at no additional expense.

The Iconia W3 design is compact enough to use comfortably in one hand while having a screen large enough for entertainment and desktop applications. The slim and sleek device weighs only 1.10 pounds and measures only 0.45 inches thin, making it easy to take anywhere.

Acer Iconia“With the Iconia W3, Acer is giving those who create, read, work and play in the Windows environment a device they can hold in one hand that does it all,” said Michael Birkin, Acer’s chief marketing officer.

The device pairs with an optional full-size Bluetooth keyboard that holds the tablet upright for typing and then conveniently docks to the tablet to lay flat for easy screen-protected transportation.

The keyboard mirrors the size of those found on larger 13.3-inch notebooks, so it is comfortable to use and makes working on documents and presentations even more convenient.

The Acer Iconia W3 with 32GB and 64GB capacities will be available for pre-sale on June 4 from retailers including Amazon, Microsoft Retail Stores,, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, and Walmart.

• This post originally appeared on GadgeTell, a TeleRead sister-site. 


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