Remember that 8-inch Acer Iconia W3 tablet we told you about last month? While we've yet to see an official announcement from Acer, the device quietly popped up on Amazon earlier today. The listing has since been pulled—big shocker there—but Bing still has a cached copy of it.
The page reveals the tablet's price—$379.99—as well as some specifications. Apparently, the device has an 8.1" 1280x800 display, 2GB of RAM, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a two-megapixel rear camera, and an eight-hour battery. Amazon quotes dimensions of 8.62" x 5.31" x 0.45" and a weight of 1.1 lbs, suggesting the tablet is a fair bit thicker and heavier than the 0.28", 0.68-pound iPad mini.
Speaking of iPads, Amazon lists the Acer slate's processor as a "1.5GHz Apple A4." That's clearly a typo, though. The same page mentions Intel GMA graphics and Windows 8, which runs only on x86 processors, and the leaked specs we saw last month mentioned an Atom processor—the same Z2760 chip that powers Asus' VivoTab Smart. By the look of it, the Iconia W3 is a smaller and slightly pudgier version of that tablet.
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