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Acer Iconia W4 Tablet Review: Improves on the W3 but not quite there yet

We’ve seen a flurry of 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablets hit the market over the past several months, including the Toshiba Encore and the Lenovo Miix 2 8 (no, that isn’t a typo). Neither of these systems was terribly impressive, but that doesn’t mean you should give up on Windows 8.1 slates just yet.

Next up to the plate is the Acer Iconia W4, the follow-up to the company’s first Windows 8.1 tablet, featuring an 8.0-inch 1,280 x 800 display and the same quad-core Intel “Bay Trail” Atom Z3740 SoC that we’ve seen from the competition.

Acer Iconia W4

Acer appoints former Intel, TSMC executive Jason Chen as CEO

Acer Inc. on Monday named Jason Chen, former vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), as president and chief executive officer. Chen resigned from TSMC earlier today and will begin duties with Acer on…

LG reportedly creating its first Chrome OS devices

LG has created Android devices over the past while, and now it looks as though it may be teaming up with Google for another kind of product. A report from TMWatch points at LG and Google getting together to produce…

Acer brings Haswell power to $249 Chromebook

Although Chromebooks haven't exactly taken the market by storm, companies such as Acer are pushing ahead, producing new models every year. Today the company has unveiled the C720, a new 11.6-inch Chromebook powered by a low-end Haswell processor, following on…

Google goes mainstream with Haswell-based Chromebooks

Google on Wednesday announced a new wave of Chromebooks powered by Intel’s battery-sipping Haswell processors. The search giant revealed the new machines at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco where they claim new generation models will ship with battery…

Acer to produce wearable technology next year

If industry analysts are correct, wearable technology will be a massive industry in just a few short years. In fact, by 2015, the industry is forecasted to hit $1.5 billion according to at least one researcher. Apple, Google, Microsoft and…

Acer Iconia W510 Tablet: Making Windows 8's Dichotomy Shine

Microsoft’s answer to the changing computing landscape is Windows 8, an operating system that attempts to balance the demands of traditional productivity-oriented desktops with the mobility of, well, mobile devices.

Hybrids thus appear to be the optimal home for Windows 8 as both aspects of the OS are in use and get to shine as they were designed to. That brings us to the Acer Iconia W510 hybrid tablet, which can be essentially converted into a full-fledged PC with its keyboard dock – no Windows RT here, folks.