One month in, first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet already set for a refresh

By Jos · 6 replies
Jul 17, 2013
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  1. Last month, Acer’s Iconia W3 became the first (and still only) Windows 8 tablet to sport a smaller 8.1-inch form factor, alongside an all-time low starting price of $380. But faced with poor reviews it appears that the company is...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    This is such a coincidence. Just yesterday I was reading all of the bad reviews of this product!
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,477   +126

    32-bit Dual Core Atom slow..
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,670   +1,956

    In a market this fast people don't get attached to bad products in the hope it will be updated for a better one, they just look the other way. Acer blew it with the first edition, and by the time they improve it there will be overall better products. Time to move on.
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  5. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,383   +172

    8" is a size I'm interested in, but of course I'd rather have a non-crappy product, so it would be interesting to see how the new tablet ends up. I'd still probably wait for Intel's next gen (or a good AMD based tablet), but I will certainly follow this form factor.
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,477   +126

    Yes use the new AMD 6 Quad-core but then again that would add cost. They need to figure that out. Most at SONY agree the marriage of Windows 7 and Windows 8 needs to be corrected. Should be just one UI in there not going to flip into old Windows 7 Ui with Windows 8 features. That process quires a lot of RAM. 2GB of RAM is not enough, and 4GB is pushing it. These tablets from Windows should have min of 8GB of RAM. Internal storage as high as it can have. Otherwise the marriage is over then!
  7. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +33

    Hands-on with this tablet, one thing comes to mind: awful screen quality. I mean the W510 and W7 are praised for their screen quality (strange for acer) but this one is totally off.

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