Add another device to the ever growing list of 8 inch Windows 8 Tablets.
Acer just released its second 8 inch Windows Tablet, the Acer Iconia W4. The W4 features Intel’s newest Atom processor. It has an 8 inch IPS display which I expect will be better than that of the Iconia W3 I currently own.
The Iconia W4 was released in India a week or so ago and is now available in the US. It retails for $330 and $380, depending on which storage option you choose (32GB or 6eGB). The W4 will compete with the likes of the popular Dell Venue 8 Pro, Lenovo Miix 2, and Toshiba Encore.
The Acer Iconia W4 Specs
The Acer Iconia W4 specs are similar to that of other the other 8 inch Windows Tablets. It features an Intel Atom Z3740 Quad-Core processor that runs at 1.33GHz. It has 2GBs of ram and your choice of 32GB or 64GB of storage. The W4 has an 8 inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. As I mentioned, I expect the W4’s screen to be a lot better than the W3’s screen. I liked the W3 overall but for many people, the W3’s screen was a show stopper.
Other Acer Iconia W4 specs include stereo speakers, a microphone, 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 1 micro USB 2.0 port, 1 micro HDMI port with HDCP support, front and rear cameras, and a MicroSD card slot. According to Acer, the Iconia W4 will get 8 hours of battery life.
The Acer Iconia W4 Price and Release Date Info
My initial thoughts on the Acer Iconia W4 is that, while it’s likely an improvement over the Acer Iconia W3 it replaces, it doesn’t do much to distinguish it’s self from several other similar tablets. I’d like to ask Acer why should I pay $330 for the W4 when I can get a Dell Venue 8 Pro for $249? They have similar specs (as does most 8 Inch Windows Tablets).
Perhaps its HDMI out port will be the deal maker for some but I suspect many consumers will not get passed the price difference.