Last week, Acer released a Windows 8.1 powered tablet, the Iconia W4 powered by a 4th generation Intel Atom processor paired with a bunch of interesting accessories.
The Iconia W4’s announcement comes quickly after their W3’s launch, which saw some complaints about the screen quality. With the W4, Acer has fixed that problem with a better IPS screen which features Zero Air Gap technology with wider viewing angles and better display clarity both indoors and outdoors.
Acer is targeting the Iconia W4 towards active and professional users who are looking at using the device on the move for both work and play. In fact with Windows 8.1, Microsoft Office for Home and Student 2013 comes pre-installed in the tablet at no extra cost.
According to Acer the W4 should give you about 1o hours of internet browsing or 8 hours of continuous video playback time on the 4960 mAh battery which powers it.
“Modern consumers want an all-pervasive computing experience, one that is high on speed and performance as well, taking care of their mobile demands. Addressing the consumer desire for portable computing, Acer has launched a host of computing devices in flexible form factors including convertibles, all-in-ones, and tablet PCs. As a part of our focused efforts to offer industry-changing experience and newer form factors, we bring to you our latest tablet, the Iconia W4. The ultimate on-the-go entertainment hub, the Iconia W4 will appeal to a cross section of users from busy professionals to ultra-mobile youngsters”, asserted Harish Kohli, Managing Director, Acer India during the launch of the device.
|Processor||Intel Atom 1.8Gh Z3740|
|Screen Size||8 inches Capacitive|
|Resolution||1280 x 800px @ 16:10 Aspect Ratio|
|Technology||IPS LCD with Zero Air Gap|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1|
|Internal Storage||32 / 64 GB|
|External Storage||MicroSD Expandable upto 32GB|
|Connectivity||Wifi, Bluetooth 3.0,Micro HDMI Micro USB|
|Dimensions||134.9 x 218.9 x 10.75 mm|
Accessories for the Iconia W4
For users who need a keyboard, Acer offers a state-of-the-art; ultra-slim Crunch Keyboard fitted in a soft synthetic leather cover that easily folds outs while also serving as a tablet stand.
The stylish 5.3 mm (0.21 inches) thin silver keyboard offers Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity and is rechargeable via Micro USB.
Acer Crunch Cover—made with durable microfibers, the Crunch Cover folds out into a tablet stand with multiple angle settings to suit each user’s reading preferences. The slim-fit cover keeps clear of all ports and is available in several fashionable colors.
Other W4 accessories include the Acer Keyboard Cover, protection film, responsive passive stylus, power bank, adaptor kit with bag, and Micro USB cable.
Price and Availability
The 32GB device is priced at Rs.24999 and the 64GB at Rs.26999. You can get your hands on the Acer Iconia W4 at at Croma and Reliance Digital outlets across the country. If you prefer buying online, the you can get yours at Flipkart.