WSJ reports Acer introduced the 8" Iconia W3 tablet, the smallest tablet to date to run Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system.
The tablet is sold for $379.
Acer’s Iconia W3, which comes with a high-definition display and a detachable keyboard, was shown at a news briefing ahead of Tuesday’s official opening of Computex, Asia’s largest computing trade show. It lists for $379, a price that includes a preinstalled version of Office.
Microsoft’s touch-enabled Windows 8 has so far seen low penetration rate, partly due to the high-price devices. The software giant recently began offering hardware makers discounts for its Windows and Office software for small portable PCs and tablets, people familiar with the situation said. Microsoft and its hardware partners are hoping smaller devices with lower prices will stimulate demand.