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Acer Expands Tablet Range with Android, Windows and Different Screen Sizes

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PRESS RELEASE

  • Iconia Tab 8 W is an 8-inch Windows 8.1(with Bing) tablet for work and play with Office 365(3) support
  • Iconia Tab 10 provides great entertainment with its 10-inch Full HD(1) display, Zero Air Gap and IPS(2) technology, and Dolby® cinema sound
  • Expanding the colourful Iconia One tablet series with larger 8-inch display, faster processor and Android 4.4

BERLIN, Sept 3, 2014 - Acer today announced two new tablets and expanded the Iconia One series to maximize enjoyment on the go or at home: Iconia Tab 8 W, Iconia Tab 10, and Iconia One 8.

The Acer Booth at IFA 2014 in Berlin Messe (Hall 12/101) will be open to the public from September 5th to September 10th 2014, following the new product announcements at the Acer Global Press Conference on September 3rd.

Iconia Tab 8 W | Work and play on the go

The Acer Iconia Tab 8 W is an 8-inch complete companion for both work and play.  Running on the newest Windows 8.1 with Bing, the Iconia Tab 8 W comes with a one-year complementary MS Office 365° Personal(3) subscription for full-access to those applications that are essential to productivity, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook. Thanks to its slim profile (9.75mm) and very light weight (370g), it can truly be carried everywhere. Its beautiful design will make an impression: the rear cover is clean and simple, combining silver and tactile patterns for a premium finish. Additionally, the narrow 7mm bezel makes the viewing experience on the 1280x800 HD display even more pleasant. The display is also equipped with IPS technology, which enables a wide viewing angle, providing consistent images, colour and brightness.

Powered by the Intel® Atom Z3735G Quad CoreTM Processor, the Iconia Tab 8 W reacts promptly to multitasking and offers a great performance while running games, playing videos, and browsing the web. The tablet features a Micro USB port that supports charging on the go, and is equipped with stereo dual speakers which deliver an impressive surround effect to enable an exciting entertainment experience. Dual cameras allow users to Skype while snapping photos. Finally, the Iconia Tab 8 W's microSD port allows for extended storage space in order to carry more of what matters to the user, everywhere and, thanks to the 8-hour long battery life, anytime.

Iconia Tab 10 | A Touch More Vivid with Cinema Sound

The Acer Iconia Tab 10 was created with the objective of providing quality entertainment to any user: it boasts an impressive 10.1-inch screen with a FHD(1) resolution, which guarantees sharp and vivid images at all times. With Zero Air Gap and IPS technology, the Iconia Tab 10 delivers exceptional detail, superb contrast and sharpness from a wide viewing angle and enhanced readability under the sunlight. For an even clearer vision, the Acer Iconia Tab 10 comes with Anti-Fingerprint Coating Technology, leaving to screen easy-to-read and easy-to-clean. And for peace of mind, the tablet is protected by the next generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, which increases damage and scratch resistance.

The Iconia Tab 10 is packed with features that aim to make the user's multimedia experience even more immersive. It enjoys two built-in speakers which deliver realistic and lifelike stereo sound; additionally, the Dolby Digital Plus feature creates a surround-sound experience by converting two-channel stereo audio into 5.1 channels over stereo headphones, as well as enhancing dialogue intelligibility, reducing background noises, and maximizing volume across all applications. The Iconia Tab 10 also includes a micro HDMI port and a Wireless Display capability, which allows the user to extend their visual to a bigger screen as to share any content with their loved ones.

The Acer Iconia Tab 10 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat thanks to a powerful MediaTek Quad CoreTM processor. It is available in Black and White.

Iconia One 8 | Colourful, Stylish tablet for everyone

Acer is expanding the Iconia One series with a larger screen size and faster processing power. The Iconia One 8 is now faster than ever with a powerful Intel® AtomTM Z3735Gquad-core CPU, and comes in 10 colours to match the user's personal style. Its back cover is decorated by a sophisticated textured pattern, which delivers a rich tactile experience and, thanks to the silky anti-slip finish, also allows for a firm grip. Only 8.5mm thin and less than 340g, the Iconia One 8 is small enough to easily slip into a small bag and follow the user everywhere. While it is designed to be travel-friendly, the Iconia One 8 remains big enough for an enjoyable viewing experience.

The Iconia One 8 introduces two news gestures from Acer's innovative Touch WakeApp to provide users with one-touch express access to their favorite apps directly upon waking from sleep: a simple double-tap gesture launches users' favorite application; and a 2-finger gesture by touching the screen edge not only provides access to favorite apps, but also senses and automatically rotates the display towards the user.

This tablet delivers sharp visuals: its 8-inch screen with a resolution of 1280x800 provides vivid images at all times. The display also comes with Zero Air Gap and IPS technology for superb contrast and sharpness from a wide viewing angle and better readability under the sunlight.. For an even clearer vision, the Acer Iconia One 8 comes with Anti-Fingerprint Coating Technology, making the screen easy-to-read and easy-to-clean.

The Acer Iconia One 8 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and powerful Intel® Quad CoreTM processor. It is available in Jade Green, Sunshine Yellow, Vivid Orange, Sky Blue, Essential White, Midnight Black, Fragrant Pink, Violet Purple, Mia Blue and Garnet Red(4).

Availability & Pricing

In the UK, the Iconia Tab 8 W will be available from November 2014 at a starting price of £119.99; the Iconia Tab 10 will be available from October 2014 at a starting price of £139.99; the Iconia One 8 will be available in late October 2014 at a starting price of £119.99.

About Acer

Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offering includes PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones - tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Acer employs 7,400 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally (IDC 2013). Revenues for 2013 reached US$12.02 billion. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.

(1) Specifications may vary depending on model.

(2) All brands and product names mentioned herein include trademarks of their respective companies and are used solely to describe or identify the products.

(3) Office 365 activation required within limited time. Specifications vary depending on region.

(4) Colours may vary depending on country.