One of Acer's new Windows 8 products unveiled at Computex is the sleek Iconia W700 tablet, with an 11.6-inch full HD touchscreen, three USB 3.0 ports, a promise of 8 hours of battery life, and an attachable "cradle," which acts as a stand (shown) to tilt the device at 70- or 20-degree viewing angles. It reflects Acer's effort to create new hardware designs that meld features from tablets and notebooks. The W700 tablet uses Intel's new Core line of chips codenamed Ivy Bridge. Price range is $800 to $1,000.
Its smaller sibling, the 10.1-inch Iconia W510, can be used as a touch-screen tablet, a notebook or a presentation device. Its detachable stand-dock has an extra battery to extend its operating time up to 18 hours.