Rumour: Acer's 8" Iconia W3 is the First Small Windows 8 Tablet

By Gary Cutlack on at

Microsoft's promise that we'll see smaller and cheaper Windows 8 machines might be about to be made true by Acer, with leaked images showing something smaller and running Windows 8. Just like it said.

The device, which tech site Minimachines says is called the Iconia W3, is an eight-incher, supposedly powered by a 1.8GHz dual-core Atom Z2760 processor, alongside 2GB of RAM and dual cameras for a variety of video-based fun. The leaked photos also show it sitting atop an accompanying keyboard attachment, so people can pretend they're using it for proper work rather than staring at Twitter 19 hours a day.

The rumour's been granted extra gravity by Acer asking the original source to remove the images, which is the tech equivalent of stamping "TRUE" on the pics. [Minimachines via Techradar]