Microsoft announced at Computex that it will offer a free version of Office 2013 to buyers of x86 Windows 8 tablets. The only catch is that the offer is only available for tablets with a screen size of under 10". It's up to the OEMs to bundle the software, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
The plans follow rumors that Microsoft is cutting licensing costs for Windows and Office on small form factors to help drive interest from PC makers. So far, Acer is the only manufacturer that has opted to announce a small Windows tablet. The company unveiled its 8-inch Iconia W3 at Computex this week, noting that it ships with Office Home and Student 2013.