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10/26/2012
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Paul McDougall
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8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets

As Microsoft and its hardware partners produce Windows 8 devices in droves, here's a look at some of the more noteworthy launches.
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Acer checks into the Windows 8 convertible fray with the 10.1-inch Iconia W510. It starts at $499. With the keyboard dock, the price jumps to $750. That may be a good investment. Acer says the dock includes an extra battery that lets you operate unplugged for up to 18 hours.

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10/30/2012 | 6:30:15 PM
re: 8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets
Judging by the pictures it looks like they all sport a 16:9 aspect screen. Surely this is not a limitation which the hardware manufacturers are restricted to? I take my aspect ratio far too serious to be limited to widescreen only. You would have thought that when Microsoft was analyzing and trying to understand why the iPad had been successful when nothing before had made any type of dent, that the size of the screen would have been seriously considered. Let's only hope all the 16:9 screens offered now are only coincidental and a good 4:3 will hit the market soon.

As Microsoft unveiled their latest offering, Apple also unveiled the iPad's little brother. And guess what? Apple got it right once again and offered a good 4:3 screen on the little guy instead of the 7" widescreens which most of the lesser tablets offer. (Yep, there's been a slew of them appear in the sub-$100 category recently.)
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10/29/2012 | 10:07:35 PM
re: 8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets
Have I missed something or is this ALL you know about these 'cool' tablets? no storage info.. ports? HDMI, USB what? ... surely IW could get more information on 'released' units... done a little (even) testing? Why are you wasting our time?
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