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Engadget - Acer Iconia W3 hands-on

Engadget - It looks like the promise of smaller Windows 8 tablets has been fulfilled, and Acer's revealed its plans for a smaller form factor. Yep, we heard word of (and even peeked at listings for) the 8-inch Iconia W3, but it's been unveiled in earnest here at Computex 2013, weighing just over a pound and measuring under half an inch thick. Acer's promising around eight hours of battery life, while that smaller screen can still beam out 720p video playback on its 1,280 x 800 display. Better still, Acer has added in a full version of Office free with the tablet which should go well with the optional full-size keyboard accessory (69 euros, around $90) -- one that apparently mirrors those found on Acer's 13-inch notebooks. On the tablet itself, there's front- and rear-facing two-megapixel cameras, plus connectivity through Bluetooth 4.0 and micro-USB.

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Microsoft OneDrive Is Ditching Windows 7, 8, and 8.1

The cloud storage platform will drop support for older versions of Windows in early 2022.


Former Windows chief reveals Microsoft’s reaction to the iPad

Microsoft responded with Windows 8 and its Surface RT tablet.

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Microsoft’s Panos Panay discusses the past and future of Surface

In the earliest days of the Surface, it was hard to shake the notion that the line was something of a reference design for Windows 8.

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