Windows 8 works well in portrait mode.
Good battery life.
Windows 8.1 update coming soon.
Bulky and heavy.
No Windows 8 app snapping.
By CNET Australia on October 21, 2013
The smaller 8-inch Windows 8 tablet is a form worth exploring, and the Acer Iconia W3 can be fun to use, but it's also buggy and held back by shortcuts and lacklustre...74
By InfoWorld on September 04, 2013
Billed as "the world's first 8-inch Windows tablet," the Acer Iconia W3 is proof that getting there first isn't always the most important achievement. The W3 puts size and portability ahead of most everything else -- but not always to its...71
By Good Gear Guide on August 26, 2013
Acer's Iconia W3 tablet will appeal to those of you who have longed for a tiny Windows 8 tablet. It's an Atom-based device with a low screen resolution and it should be used strictly for consumption tasks such as Web browsing, watching video,...60
By Gadget Guy Australia on August 22, 2013
Can the eighth iteration of Windows be properly contained inside of an 8 inch tablet? Acer is the first to try this combination, bringing the full power of Windows 8 down to a size that can be held and used in one hand. Acer sure dabbles in a lot of...70
By MobileTechReview on August 01, 2013
If you're a sys admin or sales type that needs networking programs or Windows-based x86 programs to get your job done, the Acer Iconia W3 is temptingly hyper-portable and affordable. Once you've installed your Windows programs and finished with...70
By Computer Shopper on July 24, 2013
As the first 8-inch-class tablet running Windows 8, the Iconia W3 shows the promise of such a compact slate. However, its strong battery life isn't enough to offset this tablet's poor display and extra weight....50
By PC Mag on July 23, 2013
The Acer Iconia W3 is the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, offered at an affordable price, but this little tablet falls...60
By Ubergizmo on July 18, 2013
good) Being the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet means Acer has set a precedent not only to itself but to other companies who want to deliver the same kind of device in the future. The Acer Iconia W3 may not be the best Windows 8 tablet out there, but...-
By NotebookCheck on July 17, 2013
The overall performance of the small Iconia is very good. It offers long battery runtimes , has a decent build quality and can execute x86 applications . The CPU performance is not overwhelming but sufficient for tablet applications and simple x86...85
By The Verge on July 16, 2013
For Acer, it’s back to the drawing board. A refreshed W3 with an IPS display would be a good start, and losing some of the unnecessary weight would also help make this device a little more appealing. Hold onto your dollars until we start to see better 7- and 8-inch Windows tablets.39