Acer Details Iconia W700 Windows 8 11.6-inch Tablet PC, Available October 26 Starting At $799

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Today, Acer officially unveiled the U.S. and Canadian availability, pricing and full spec list of its Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet, which comes in three variants ranging in price from $799 ($749 in Canada) to $999, depending on hardware configuration. The tablets will ship on October 26, the same day Windows 8 is scheduled for its public release, which should provide us with an early look at how third-party offerings will perform in a market that’s yet to really be proven.

Acer’s Windows 8 tablets are designed to be full-powered computers in addition to portable devices, each boasting the ability to power three independent displays, and shipping with a cradle designed to hold the tablet at a variety of angles and orientations. They all come with the standard load-out of sensors, including an electronic compass, gyroscope and accelerometer, and manage a cold boot in just six seconds, according to Acer. A Bluetooth keyboard will make things easier for those who don’t like touchscreen typing, and there’s a Micro-HDMI to VGA adapter and protective case in the box.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the three W700 models and what they offer:

Acer Iconia W700-6691

  • Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz Processor w/Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz
  • 11.6″ 1920 x 1080 resolution LED backlit TFT LCD display w/ 10-point multi-touch screen
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000 w/128MB RAM
  • 64GB SSD
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • 5MP, 1080p rear-facing camera
  • 1280×1024, 720p front-facing camera
  • 1 USB 3.0, 1 Micro-HDMI, 1 3.5mm headphone/mic jack
  • Up to 9 hours battery life
  • 17″ (L) x 3.28″ (W) x 9.25″ (H), 2.09 lbs

Acer Iconia W700-6465

  • Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz Processor w/Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz
  • 11.6″ 1920 x 1080 resolution LED backlit TFT LCD display w/ 10-point multi-touch screen
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000 w/128MB RAM
  • 128GB SSD
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • 5MP, 1080p rear-facing camera
  • 1280×1024, 720p front-facing camera
  • 1 USB 3.0, 1 Micro-HDMI, 1 3.5mm headphone/mic jack
  • Up to 9 hours battery life
  • 17″ (L) x 3.28″ (W) x 9.25″ (H), 2.09 lbs

Acer Iconia W700-6607

  • Intel Core i3-3317U 1.8GHz Processor
  • 11.6″ 1920 x 1080 resolution LED backlit TFT LCD display w/ 10-point multi-touch screen
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000 w/128MB RAM
  • 64GB SSD
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • 5MP, 1080p rear-facing camera
  • 1280×1024, 720p front-facing camera
  • 1 USB 3.0, 1 Micro-HDMI, 1 3.5mm headphone/mic jack
  • Up to 9 hours battery life
  • 17″ (L) x 3.28″ (W) x 9.25″ (H), 2.09 lbs

Acer is also selling the W700 for the corporate market, backed by an extended two-year warranty and boasting Windows 8 Pro, with a price tag of $1,049.99. As the second largest PC maker in the U.S., it’ll be interesting to see how the company fares with its debut approach to the full-powered Windows 8 tablet market. We’ll have a full review coming later on the Iconia W700, but for now check out the gallery below.