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Bay Trail-Powered Acer Iconia W4 Tablet Makes Appearance

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September 30, 2013 9:42:22 AM

I want the 8.1 update already >_>
September 30, 2013 9:54:43 AM

How will games play on it?
September 30, 2013 10:08:33 AM

Since the Z3740 supports 64 bits and the tablet comes with 2GB of RAM will this come with the 64 bits flavor of Windows or 32 bits?
September 30, 2013 10:10:29 AM

CPU, RAM, SSD and resolution on this are sub-par for a Windows tablet - I have said Acer proliferate cheap nasty crap before and they are doing very little to prove me wrong
September 30, 2013 10:49:56 AM

This isn't good enough for me. If it's gonna be this pathetic, I'd rather just have the Surface 2 with 8.1 RT and the bad-a backlit touch cover.
September 30, 2013 1:59:05 PM

not bad for a $400 tablet. stuff like this drives companies to release souped up ones with 4 GB of ram and 128 gb ssds. heck, even with only 2 gb, the only issue with this is the 32 gb ssd. otherwise, seems like a pretty nice tablet, considering it runs full windows 8.
September 30, 2013 2:04:50 PM

This is certainly not good enough as a primary computing device, but as a secondary one... Scratch that, I'm gonna use this weak sauce, unless reviews are really good.
September 30, 2013 2:10:16 PM

The cost of M$ OS keeps TABs from being competitive.
These specs should be $275-$300 and only because of the SSD
Might have done with nand mem, except the OS and the active tiles bog everything down.
Is this SDXC at least?
That hands-on made it look slow and unresponsive.
September 30, 2013 2:47:08 PM

I bought the predecessor, the W3 with the TN screen for $249, and can't be happier with it. It came with full Office student's edition. I'll never go back to android or IOS after this.
September 30, 2013 3:58:52 PM

csbeer said:
I bought the predecessor, the W3 with the TN screen for $249, and can't be happier with it. It came with full Office student's edition. I'll never go back to android or IOS after this.


I thought the earlier model was sold at $400 at launch. If it has been lowered to $249, it is probably ok device for such a low price. The screen really was bad compared to the rest but not much worse from a lot of whitebox Android devices. It probably also shows the device was made with $150 profit margin so Acer could have done a better job using a better screen and slightly larger SSD such as 64Gb.
September 30, 2013 4:14:21 PM

rwinches said:
The cost of M$ OS keeps TABs from being competitive.
These specs should be $275-$300 and only because of the SSD
Might have done with nand mem, except the OS and the active tiles bog everything down.
Is this SDXC at least?
That hands-on made it look slow and unresponsive.


The hands-on is showing how difficult it is to use desktop mode with finger. If the resolution is higher than it will be worse. It is very easy to miss the proper click position to open the right application, close a window etc. Get a mouse, virtual or otherwise.
September 30, 2013 11:16:22 PM

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The hands-on is showing how difficult it is to use desktop mode with finger. If the resolution is higher than it will be worse. It is very easy to miss the proper click position to open the right application, close a window etc. Get a mouse, virtual or otherwise.

They don't seem to be using the Larger -options from Display-settings (can't remember the actual names of the settings as I don't have an english version this time around), which would make navigating with touch easier on desktop.
October 1, 2013 6:31:55 AM

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Also included are 5 MP rear and 2 MP front cameras, microSD expansion slot, micro HDMI port, Bluetooth, GPU and Wi-Fi connectivity

It has a GPU? Really...?
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