Acer Iconia Tab W4

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The Iconia W4 is the second generation of Acer's 8.1-inch form factor tablet. The Iconia W4 steps up to a 1,280 x 800 IPS display with wider viewing angles and improved readability in sunlight. The tablet is also equipped with a faster fourth-generation Atom processor from Intel’s Bay Trail family and is slightly thinner and lighter at .91 pounds and 0.42 inches, instead of 1.1 and 0.45.

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By TechSpot on 60

Eight-inch Windows 8.1 tablets simply aren't a great proposition right now. If you're dead set on the platform and form factor, and waiting is not an option, it boils down to what compromises you're willing to make. Performance-wise we've seen pretty much the same from the trio of tablets tested. Overall Lenovo's Miix 2 8 would be our go to pick if it weren't for an annoying touchscreen responsiveness issue.

By APC Magazine on 70

The 8-inch screen delivers the same basic specs as the Toshiba Encore – standard TFT LCD and 1280×800-pixel resolution. Both also use the same quad-core Atom Z3740 processor. But while they deliver the same office-level performance, there was a...

By Computer Shopper on 70

Acer replaces the disappointing Iconia W3 with an 8-inch Windows slate with solid performance, a gorgeous if not full HD screen, and long battery life. It's a big improvement, though we could wish for better cameras and a standard keyboard. Read...

By on 70

If you like Windows 8.1 and are looking for functionality and productivity in a compact device, the Acer Iconia W4 may be just what you need. Plus, the micro HDMI which is not present on some of the other tablets in this category, will allow you to view...

By PCWorld on 70

Acer’s Iconia W4 is a big step up from its predecessor, but it doesn't stand out among the current crowd of 8-inch Windows tablets.

By TrustedReviews on 70

The Acer Iconia W4 is another 8-inch Windows 8 tablet that offers a solid all-round performance, but the combination of full Windows on a small tablet still isn't one we'd recommend to everyone.

By IT Pro Portal on 80

No tablet can take over all the duties of a notebook computer, but the relatively small-screened Acer Iconia W4 is certainly not ideal as a laptop replacement. You'd be better off thinking of this slate as a supplement, in which case its good battery...

By PC World on 70

Acer's Iconia W4 is a big step up from its predecessor, but it doesn't stand out among the current crowd of 8-inch Windows...

By CNET Australia on 80

The 8-inch Acer Iconia W4 has a few advantages that help it stand out from a crowd of similar devices, including great battery life and enough ports to support basic productivity. It's also much better -- and less expensive -- than last year's W3 model,...

By PC Mag on 70

The Acer Iconia W4-820-2466 is a bright, compact 8-inch Windows 8 slate tablet. With a full copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student and almost 10 hours of battery life, it's a viable alternative to carrying an ultraportable laptop to class or...

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The device retails at RM 1,099. It's a great device but it doesn't astound me like the aged Iconia Tab W510 . Of course, that's not entirely a fair comparison as the W510 is a 10.1″ device made for a slightly different purpose. Nevertheless, the...

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In our fifth 8-inch Windows Tablet review we're taking a look at the Acer Iconia W4 . Acer were the first to bring an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet to the market but the W3 really wasn't at all an impressive device. The W4, however, looks a whole lot better...

By Engadget on 83

The Iconia W4 may not stand out in any one area, but it's a textbook example of how to do a small Windows tablet with a solid design, a pleasant display and long battery...

By LaptopMag on 70

The Acer Iconia W4 is a well-designed 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with a gorgeous IPS display and very good battery...

By TechRadar AU on 80

The Acer Iconia W4 undoubtedly improves upon last year's eight-inch debutant, even surpassing competitors that have been outed in that time. However, despite being one of the best tablets in its category, it already feels ready for an upgrade, as if it's...

By Good Gear Guide on 70

Acer's Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 tablet has a lot of good features, but it wasn't well behaved during our test period. It gave a us a couple of frustrating problems that didn't all go away after restoring. Looks like it needs some updated drivers if it's to...

By T3 on 60

So, is it worth a look? A lot will depend on what you think of Windows 8.1. If you're happy using it, and are after a cheap but relatively cheerful tablet with a decent camera bolted on, the Acer Iconia W4 is maybe worth a look. But a low-powered processor and underwhelming screen mean most of us will be better off elsewhere.

By Pocket-lint on 80

The Acer Iconia W4 is a very capable 8.1-inch Windows 8.1 tablet, especially for the price. For an all-day-use Windows tablet that's portable but still offers plenty of apps and a good screen the W4 is spot on. If you're hoping to replace...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 80

Acer didn’t wait for its W3 to get very old before it updated the tablet, but we’re glad it did. Barely six months since the first 8 inch Windows 8 tablet came out, we now have a model we’d be happy to take with us on the go, with Intel’s latest Atom...

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Acer's new W4-820 - an AU$449, 8” Windows 8.1 tablet comes with a free version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 - that normally costs $169 - making it the best value way to buy a full-fledged Windows computer for the home, small office, or...