Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 67

Featured Articles

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

The day has finally come and it appears that most rumors were actually spot on as Apple has now officially unveiled…

More...
CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich just kicked off the IDF 2014 keynote and it started with a phone avatar, some Katy Perry…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 18 April 2011 08:35

Acer Iconia W500 ships in Blighty

Written by


At a saucy £542
Acer’s Iconia W500 tablet promises to be one of a handful of proper x86 tablets on the market and if you happen to live in Britain, you can already get one at scan.co.uk.

We wouldn’t call it a bargain, but £542 will buy you an AMD Fusion C-50 processor at 1GHz, coupled with HD 6250 graphics. The Iconia packs a 10-inch screen 1280x800 screen, 2GB of memory, a 32GB SSD and Windows 7 Home Premium. Also, this particular bundle includes a keyboard dock, which effectively transforms this 970 gram slate into a hybrid ultraportable notebook.

Although this might sound a bit steep compared to Android tablets, the spec is quite impressive and let’s not forget that the Iconia can deal with x86 operating systems and applications, which is not the case with cheaper ARM-based tablets. However, at this point neither AMD nor Intel have plenty of adequate CPUs for the task, hence it will take a while before we see a lot x86 tablets in stores.

Retailers across Europe hope to have it in stock within the next two weeks, and the MSRP is €499, sans keydock.
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments