Acer Iconia W3 Windows 8 Tablet Review
Acer has the world’s first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet with the Iconia W3 tablet. The W3 is powered by Intel Atom Clover Trail 72760 chip has a dual-core processor with 2GB of RAM and a clock speed of 1.8GHz, meaning the tablet is zippy enough to handle Windows 8 operations. 32GB or 64GB storage variants of the Iconia W3 will be available, both of which offer an extra 32GB via microSD. Meanwhile, a micro HDMI output can be found on the bottom of the tablet along with a pair of stereo speakers. Intel Graphics Media Accelerator with 64MB of dedicated system memory, High-definition audio support, 2048MB of LPDDR2 800 MHz Onboard memory chip support , 64GB Internal Storage, 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth 4.0+EDR, 2MP Rear-facing camera, 2MP Front-facing camera, 1 – Micro USB 2.0 Port, 1 – Micro-HDMI with HDCP support, 2-Cell Li-Polymer (3500 mAh) Battery, Up to 8-hours Battery Life, 1.1 lbs. – 0.50 kg (tablet only), Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013
The Acer W3 is a very compact Tablet, allowing user ability to hold in one hand for easy browsing and manipulation . the down side to that is how thick the tablet is. making it feel heavy to hold after long periods of time. There is quite a bit of bloatware on the system that does hinder the tablet speed and productivity. Though some of this applications are still useful like AcerCloud, your PC’s storage IS your Cloud storage with wireless access to your photos, music, videos and documents—wherever you are, on any PC, on all your devices! With Acer Always On technology, simply press it and it’s on and updated. While I did enjoy using the Acer W3, as a more trimmed down Windows 8 Pro tablet. It still felt sluggish and a bit of a bumpy ride. I won’t say I found on e specific thing wrong with it, but iI didn’ treally fall in love with the device, either. though the #299 price tag does help in ensure that it is still a good purchase.