first_imgIf you consider yourself a fan of Windows 8 and are hoping that first-generation convertibles and tablets will be a smashing success, then you’re probably already nervous following the leaked Asus pricing that appeared this week. Even worse, pricing for Acer’s Iconia Tab W510 and W700 in New Zealand has now leaked, too — and it’s even higher.The entry-level W510 with an Atom 2760 processor, 64GB of internal storage, and Windows 8, is listed at $999 NZ. Stripping out New Zealand’s tax and converting to U.S. dollars, it works out to about $710. Sure, it’s cheaper than the Vivo Tab from Asus (which has been pegged at $799) , but it’s still way too high to attract consumers.Hankering for a Windows 8 tablet with a little more muscle? Then why not upgrade to the (roughly) $1,269 Iconia Tab W700. It features an 11.6-inch 1080p display, 128GB of internal storage (or about $50 worth of additional NAND), a Core i5 processor…oh, and a charging dock.If there’s any good news to come out of this, it’s that Acer doesn’t appear to be charging as much for its keyboard dock as Asus is. The converted price for the Iconia accessory works out to around $160, which is $40 less and actually on par with Asus’ pricing for its own Android keyboard accessories.Still, it’s enough to make you wonder if Acer really gave its pricing enough thought. It priced the Iconia Tab W500 — which ran Windows 7 — at $549 when it launched last May, and even at that price most reviewers called it overpriced. Sure, the W510 has a more tablet-friendly OS, current-gen chip, and a bit more storage, but it’s hard to see that being enough to justify a $170 price increase — especially considering that the W500 was a flop.More at TechJunglelast_img