Acer Iconia W510 Windows 8 tablet hits November 9 from $500

Acer has announced pricing and availability for its second Windows 8 tablet, the Iconia W510, which will hit shelves on November 9 priced from $499.99. Announced back in July at Computex, the Acer Iconia W510 has a 10.1-inch 1,366 x 768 IPS LCD display and runs Windows 8 on Intel's 1.5GHz dualcore Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor, rather than the Ivy Bridge Core i3/i5 of its more expensive Iconia W700 sibling.

Your money gets you 2GB of RAM and a choice of 32GB or 64GB of SSD storage, along with a microSD card slot. Other connectivity includes microUSB and micro HDMI, along with WiFi a/b/g/n; there's also an integrated g-sensor, digital compass, and gyroscope.

Acer is offering the Iconia W510 with a detachable keyboard dock, which not only makes for easier text entry but adds a full-sized USB port. Together, the two are 0.84-inches thick and 2.63 pounds; ditch the dock, however, and it's down to 0.35-inches thick.

However, if you ignore the keyboard section you also miss out on the add-on battery: alone, the W510 runs for up to nine hours, Acer claims, but that's extended to 18hrs with the keyboard attached. On the front there's a 2-megapixel camera – with 1080p video recording – together with an 8-megapixel camera on the back with autofocus and an LED flash.

The Acer Iconia W510 will be priced at $499.99 for the 32GB SSD model, though you don't get the keyboard dock for that, or  $749.99 for the 64GB version with the dock. There'll also be an enterprise-focused version, the Acer Iconia W510P, with a Trusted Platform Module and running Windows 8 Pro, priced at $799.99.

More on the Iconia W510 in our hands-on.

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