By Alexandra Burlacu | May 30, 2013 01:07 PM EDT
Acer is reportedly preparing to unleash a new Windows 8 tablet codenamed Bulgari, rocking a spanking new Haswell processor and a 11.6-inch Retina-like display.
While displays with whopping resolutions higher than 1080p are becoming increasingly common for high-end Android and iOS tablets, Windows tablets have some catching up to do in this department. According to a new report, however, Acer seems to have that covered with its upcoming tablet.
A new report from Greek site TechBlog claims that Acer is gearing up to unleash a Windows 8 tablet with an 11.6-inch display, rocking a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's not all, as the tablet would also pack an Intel Haswell processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a memory card slot for additional storage and an 8-megapixel camera.
Full-screen Windows 8 apps are bound to look awesome on a high-resolution IPS display. Those old-fashioned desktop-like apps, however, will likely appear less impressive. On the other hand, the rapidly growing number of high-resolution Windows 8 devices making their way to the market should prompt software developers to further update their Windows programs with graphics that support more resolutions.
Acer's upcoming tablet has no official name yet, as "Acer Bulgari" is just a codename. The report makes no mention of potential pricing for the tablet, but notes that Acer should make an official unveiling sometime next month.
Intel's latest Haswell processor, meanwhile, is almost ready to hit the masses and offer an exciting new experience. It's safe to assume that many device manufacturers will start updating their tablet and ultrabook lines to pack the new Haswell chip and Acer seems to be one of them. The company is reportedly cooking up a number of Windows 8 tablets, including an 8-inch Windows RT device and a larger one running on Windows 8 Pro.
Apple already has iPads with Retina displays, Android also has high-resolution devices to boast and the rumored Acer Bulgari tablet suggests that it's Windows 8's time to shine. An Acer tablet with Intel Haswell inside and a high-resolution, Retina-like display is bound to sport a price to match, but the specs would likely make it worth it for plenty of tech enthusiasts.
Keep in mind, however, that Acer made no official announcement just yet, so as exciting as this new report may sound, take things with a grain of salt.
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